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.
I am originally from Thornhill, Ontario. I obtained my medical degree at Western University in London, Ontario and moved to Vancouver for Pediatrics residency and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. I work part time in community General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. I am particularly interested in working with kids newly arrived in Canada. I also love talking about vaccines! In my downtime I love to read, hike, play mahjong, and explore new places.
I am originally from the Philippines. I finished my bachelors degree in Elementary Education and then majored in Mathematics with a Masters degree at Saint Paul University. I used to be a teacher in the Philippines for a few years before I moved to Canada in 2005.
I finished my Medical office Assistant Certificate at Western Community College in 2022 and worked as an MOA at St. Paul's Urologist and I'm happy working here at Granville Pediatrics & Medical Clinic at the moment.
Things I enjoy doing in my free time are trying different recipes , reading the bible or books. I love going camping on summer time with my family.
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.
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.
Joyfully at your service, my name is Joie Mercader, a Filipina, worked with a MOA position in a prior clinic and now at Granville Pediatrics.
I have spent my entire professional days in healthcare for more than 2 decades in the Philippines.
Started being a staff and promoted to supervising ambulance drivers, receptionist,
admitting staff, ER admitting staff and couriers in a tertiary hospital.
I am living the Canadian dream with my family. I recently finished my Diploma in Marketing Management at Langara.
I will always be grateful for the opportunity to work and serve patients and families. Blessings!
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 with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from BCIT in 2016. During my time as a nurse, I worked primarily at BC Children's Hospital in Oncology and Hematology. As much as I enjoyed working as a nurse, I always knew my end goal was to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. I graduated from the UBC Master's of Nursing Program with my Nurse Practitioner certification in 2021, and met Katherine and Anamaria through my final preceptorship at Granville Pediatrics. In my spare time, I love to bike, hike and do all things outdoors!
I was born in the UK, grew up mostly in Ontario, and moved out to Vancouver to complete my first Bachelor's degree in Science. Once I moved out west I fell in love with BC and decided never to leave. I have since completed a Bachelor's degree in Nursing in 2014 and a Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner in 2019, all at UBC. Since becoming a Nurse Practitioner I have mainly worked in a primary care clinic that serves vulnerable marginalized populations dealing with substance use, mental health, and complex health disorders. In addition to this, for the last year and a half, I have worked in one of Vancouver's new Urgent Care Centres. My passion within health care has always been health equity, health literacy, looking at people holistically, and encouraging self-advocacy. When I am not working, I enjoy being with family and friends, building things, and doing anything near the ocean or in the mountains.
I am originally from St. John’s Newfoundland. I completed my medical training at Memorial University before moving to Ottawa for my pediatrics training, and onto Vancouver for my Pediatric Infectious Diseases training. I currently practice both in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease.
I am particularly interested in infectious presentations and vaccine questions, as well as working with families newly arrived in Canada and those living rural/remotely.
In my down time, I enjoy knitting, playing board games, hiking with my golden retriever, and traveling.