Our plan for this clinic is to have a primary care pediatric clinic which provides afterhours, including weekend, appointments to accommodate the difficulty of balancing work, life and kids. We hope to work with family doctors and nurse practitioners to allow patients access to a medical home in a multidisciplinary environment.
Our vision is to provide a combination of comprehensive family care and Pediatric specialty medicine. We aspire to provide collaborative care for families, and to offer both specialty and family care under one roof. Anamaria and Katherine are passionate about supporting our community and delivering family-centered care across the life span.
The program brings together scholars who seek to take time away from their regular activities to explore new ways of thinking and build new connections with scholars outside of their field.
In her work with families with neurodiversity, Dr. Richardson has questioned the current use of labelling through diagnosis and hopes to use her year as a Wall Scholar to explore the history of two similar diagnoses, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). This will allow an exploration of how social norms influence diagnoses and to question whether the process of diagnoses causes harm and prevents the obtainment of health in an inequitable manner.
I graduated from UBC Pediatrics Training, as a "mature" student - which means I know what it is like to balance life and kids. I used to be a teacher, and have worked many odd jobs. I went into medicine to work towards a more equitable future, and hopefully this will be the future.
I graduated from UBC Medicine, having done my training in Prince George, then completed my Pediatrics training in Vancouver. Previously I was a teacher, and also have a botany degree! I have been working at BCCH in Complex Care and in Biochemical Diseases since graduation.
I also sit on numerous tables and boards, again interested in health equity.
I graduated from the UBC school of Nursing (where I first met Anamaria) in 2010. I worked at BC Children's Hospital in the ER primarily, and at Canuck Place Children's Hospice. I loved nursing, but wanted to explore further education and gain a bigger scope of practice. I graduated from the UBC Master's of Nursing Program with my Nurse Practitioner certification in 2019, and joined Granville Medical Clinic in 2020.
A Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Master's prepared Nurse, who can prescribe medications and treatments, treat patients independently, order tests (including bloodwork, CT scans, MRI) and refer to specialists as necessary. Nurse Practitioners have a similar scope to a family physician, but have a background in nursing. A family NP can see patients from day one of life across the lifespan.
Kendra Tapscott is a Registered Dietitian at Granville Pediatrics in Vancouver.
Kendra received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph and completed her dietetic internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has experience with infant nutrition, introduction of solids, picky eating, food allergy, constipation, slow growth, weight loss and eating disorders. She also supports kids who have autism, oral aversion, as well as those who need special diets or tube feeds.
Kendra’s passion lies in helping individuals and families discover balance with food and feel good about their body and their choices. She understands that change is hard and she is committed to supporting you and your children through the process. She will help you identify your challenges, create realistic goals and together, build positive, meaningful change that can last.
Kendra also works as a clinical dietitian at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital. In her spare time, Kendra is usually hiking, camping or skiing but also enjoys thrifting, playing board games and sharing new food with friends.
If you’re ready to transform your family’s mealtime routine, improve your kids’ health and create a positive relationship with food, Kendra can help you get there! Please reach out by email (email@example.com) to book an appointment.
I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. I studied at the University of Saskatchewan and completed my medical degree there as well in 2012. I moved to Vancouver for my paediatric residency at BC Children’s Hospital which was completed in 2016. Following the completion of my residency, I completed an additional 18 months of training in Palliative Medicine. I am also particularly interested in working with teens and adolescents.
In addition to community Pediatric work, I work with the BC Children’s Hospital Oncology Long Term Follow-Up program, caring for survivors of childhood cancer. I also previously worked in the newborn intensive care unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital as a clinical associate.
In my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my chocolate lab, gardening, cooking and dreaming about traveling to new places.