At Courtenay Medical Clinic, our physicians are specialists in primary care and family medicine. Their knowledge spans the width of all medical specialities. They form the backbone of the medical system and journey with you from pregnancy to end of life. Some have additional areas of expertise and may also consult for other family physician’s patients. They work as a team with nurses, specialists and other health care professionals to ensure comprehensive care.
For more information on the types of services and consultations offered by the physicians at Courtenay Medical Clinic provide visit our Services page.
Full time physicians
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Dr. Tanja Daws
MBChB, BSc Hons, CCFP
As one of the first providers of Medical Assistance in Dying upon it becoming legal in 2016, she teaches and mentors physicians, nurse practitioners and medical residents in MAID. She assesses and provides for patients who wish to have MAID locally and in other communities as needed. Dr. Daws is a consultant for the RACE line for physicians in BC and Yukon . She is a founding member and board director of CAMAP (Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers) and is a member of the Physician Advisory Council for Dying With Dignity Canada. She has presented on MAID internationally. She is a clinical instructor in Family Medicine at UBC.
She enjoys scrapbooking, mixed media art and plays the harp for balance. Her teenagers are smarter than she is.
Dr. Olga Lamykina
Dr. Lamykina obtained her medical degree at the Novosibirsk University School of Medicine in Russia. She moved to Vancouver with her husband and young daughter in 2000. After her daughter entered primary school Dr. Lamykina began her studies for Canadian medical accreditation. She completed her residency at UBC’s School of Medicine in 2011 and received her CCFP certification in the same year. She then joined the Courtenay Medical Clinic in 2011. Dr. Lamykina enjoys the variety and challenges that Family Practice can bring and values caring for all ages.
In addition to her work, she and her family enjoy travel, skiing, walking with the family dogs and generally having access to the mountains and the ocean all within minutes of each other in the lovely Comox Valley.
Dr. John Law
I have the pleasure of trying to approach family medicine as holistically as I can since 1995. My goal is to provide time to hear what you need to tell me about your health concerns. When appropriate, I strive to approach issues with non-pharmaceutical solutions. I am also respectful if you prefer to use medications as the 1st line approach for your health concern. I have a special interest in trigger point injections and manual approaches, if appropriate, for dealing with soft-tissue pain. I also enjoy teaching skills to patients to empower the individual to deal with anxiety, depressed moods, anger, relationship problems and other psychosocial issues.
For the past 25 years, I have been providing Aviation Medical Exams, Marine Medical Exams, and Commercial Scuba Diving Medical Exams. I work closely with Transport Canada and WSBC to provide you with timely and low stress certification for these occupational exams. Since 2004, Dr Kenny has been my replacement when I am at home pursuing my many hobbies. He is an outstanding doctor who is often training medical residents
Dr. R. Darryl MacLeod
Dr. MacLeod, is a graduate of the UBC Strathcona Family Medicine Program and joined Courtenay Medical Clinic on July 16th, 2018. Dr. MacLeod brings with him a wealth of knowledge and excellent training in all aspects of family medicine combined with his previous experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. He has a passion for promoting healthy living through diet and exercise as he sees this as the foundation of wellness. Dr. MacLeod places a high importance on forming partnerships with his patients to help them attain the best health possible.
When Dr. MacLeod isn’t busy working at the office you can find him enjoying the beauty of the Comox Valley. He enjoys skiing and mountain biking with his wife and two daughters. Dr. MacLeod was drawn to the Comox Valley for its quiet family lifestyle mixed with the ability to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Dr. MacLeod loves to go hiking and sight-seeing with his family or just enjoy a tasty meal at one of the many excellent restaurants. Dr. MacLeod is excited to live and work in such a beautiful environment and he looks forward to working with his patients and providing the best help possible.
Dr. Kevin Swanson
MD, CCFP, FCFP
Dr Kevin Swanson graduated from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine with Honours in 1996, and then graduated from Dalhousie’s Family Medicine program in 1998.
After sampling the best parts of four different provinces, he decided to settle in the best place on Earth – the Comox Valley – in 2001. He then bounced around the North Island for seven years before proudly joining the Courtenay Medical Clinic in 2008, and has been enjoying his busy practice of wonderful patients since.
When not working at the clinic, hospital, and nursing homes, he enjoys skiing, running, hiking, and spending as much time as possible with his family
Long Term Locums
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Dr. D. Wayne Crowe
Dr. Wayne Crowe graduated from the UBC Medical Program and has been in active Family Practice in the Comox Valley since 1983. After 36 years of busy full-time work, he has given up his medical practice and has transitioned to part time. He now enjoys providing holiday locum relief for the physicians of Courtenay Medical Clinic. As part of his practice Dr. Crowe has performed newborn circumcisions and vasectomies for thousands of patients.
He continues to provide these services on referral, for both local patients and for those from Northern Vancouver Island. With his increased free time Dr. Crowe is enjoying spending more time with his family and his new role as a grandfather. He is also enjoying more opportunity to travel with his lovely wife Sharon. He remains active and focused on good health with running and outdoor activities continue to be a big part of his life.
Dr. Dave Kenny
After moving to the Comox Valley with his family in 2004, Dave joined the Courtenay Medical Clinic as a permanent locum Family Physician. Dr. Kenny earned his MD at the University of Toronto, and completed Family Medicine Training at Dalhousie University, Halifax, and an R3 year in Anaesthesia/ Emergency at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.He spent 4 years working in Emergency Departments in New Zealand and later trained in Dive and Hyperbaric Medicine in Esquimalt, BC. He spent a number of years working in remote communities in northern Ontario and BC before moving to the Comox Valley. He was a founding member of the Board of the Division of Family Practice in the Comox Valley.
He is very active in teaching and is currently UBC Site Faculty for Curriculum with the local Strathcona Residency program, which trains new Family Physicians.
His interests over the years have included scuba diving, caving, hiking, canoeing and many other outdoor activities. He enjoys photography and is a member of an international group that hunts for and documents new meteorites. He plays guitar in a local band The Rockhounds.
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Our team is dedicated to help you. They are always on the run, so we could not catch them all in one photo.