Dr. Antonio Ocana, sits at the crossroads of family practice, mental health, addiction medicine and eHealth.
He started off as a family physician, trained in Toronto and then Calgary. He moved to BC in the summer of 1993 where he worked in Kitsilano, until 2004. First at Seymour Medical Clinic, then HealthSmith Community Medical Clinic and finally at Emer-medics on Broadway with Mandy Karim In 2004, he moved to Bowen Island, became one of the island doctors and started a family. In 2007 the family, which now included two young girls, moved to the NorthShore where they have been since.
Dr. Ocana's passion is longitudinal mental health care.
Care, as he defines it, is a combination of three things.
What I can do for you (medical management, education, advocacy and counselling)
What you can do for you (self care and lifestyle modification)
What we can ask others to do for you (group and individual psychotherapy)
Dr. Anthony Ocana
MSc, MD, CCFP, ABAM
The New Office in Edgemont
We're sad to leave the Waterfront Business Centre.
We will miss Kat, Katerina and Eve. As well, life will not be the same without Lawrence Sheppard (ADHD and Addiction Counselling), Dr. Heydeh Ismaili (Adult Psychiatry) and Kourosh Edalati (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry). Together we have had a lot of good laughs and if I do say, we've done a lot of good work.
I've spent more time with these people in the last four years than I have with my own friends and family. The two Kats and Eve have been at the front desk, keeping the mayhem under control, all with a warm smile. There are no words to express the strength that these people have shown over the years. Gold star for each of them.
The latest addition to the team is my lovely and talented wife, Astrid. She has 20 years experience at keeping things smooth, graceful and pointing in the right direction. In the past, she did this with ballet dancers on point. Now, it's me she's keeping straight.