Stephanie is a new addition to the South team but is thrilled to be a part of the Birthing Program. She shares our passion for holistic and collaborative care. Stephanie was inspired to practice maternity care by her mother, a family doctor, who attended births while Stephanie was growing up. She also works as a family doc at the South Hill Health Centre. Her special interests include women’s health, perinatal addictions, rural practice, and geriatrics. Current research interests include identifying barriers that prevent family physicians from providing maternity care. Stephanie completed her medical degree at McGill University and residency training in the UBC St. Paul’s Family Medicine Residency program. She is originally from Alberta and still finds winters without snow a little odd. She spends her free time in the outdoors, training for triathlons, cooking, travelling and at her retreat from the world on Lasqueti island.