Urgent Care

If you are experiencing an urgent need for care due to a traumatic injury, please go to the Emergency Department of the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Orthopaedic surgeons from our clinic are on call at the hospital for emergency orthopaedic needs.

Our Clinic

Our Clinic

Nanaimo Orthopaedics brings together a group of 6 orthopaedic surgeons, 3 Musculoskeletal Medicine (MSK medicine) physicians, and a staff of medical office administrators.

On 3 September 2019, we implemented a system of pooled referrals and waitlist management. This means that all referrals from family physicians to one of our Nanaimo orthopaedic surgeons now comes into a single referral “pool”. The referral is screened by one of our surgeons and is directed the most appropriate physician for consultation. Patients and physicians will still have the option to select the surgeon of choice. This step will ensure the shortest wait for a patient to an appointment with a physician. From the time of a patient’s appointment to their recovery, all patient’s orthopaedic needs will be coordinated by the team at Nanaimo Orthopaedics.

We are currently working with a building manager in Nanaimo to construct a new facility where our entire team will be located under one roof. The new facility is expected to be open and operational by September of 2020 and will be located at #301-1515 Dufferin Cres.

Dr Birchard: (250) 753-2500
Dr Smith: (250) 754-9244

Dr. Pasic (250) 824-2890
Dr. Ashman (250) 591-4745

Dr Laughren: (250) 591-0264 

Dr Voorhoeve: (250) 591-0265

Dr Yeoh: (250) 591-6911
MSK Team: (778) 441-4782

Getting Here

#301-1515 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 5H6