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.

Medical Office Assistant

Phone: (250) 753-2500
Email: shelly.wilbey@shaw.ca

John Birchard MD, FRCS(C)

Medical Office Assistant

Phone: (250) 753-2500
Email: shelly.wilbey@shaw.ca

Current Clinical Interests

  • Adult Hip Knee and Shoulder Replacement
  • Cartilage and Soft Tissue Knee Reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Upper & Lower,
  • Shoulder Surgery

Medical School

  • Queen's University, Kingston Ontario


  • Orthopaedic Surgery Queen's University

Fellowship Training

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, UBC
  • Knee Arthroplasty and Arthroscopy Fellowship, UBC
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, UBC
  • General Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's University


  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • Diploma, Sports Med (CASM)

Academic Role

  • Assistant Professo, Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's University 1994-2005
  • Clinical Instructor, UBC