‘From a dream to reality:’ loan allows Nanaimo doctors office to open – Nanaimo News Now

Jan 31, 2024

NANAIMO — A new family practice has opened in Nanaimo thanks to a generous forgivable loan to the tune of $30,000.

Thrive Family Health (5170 Dunster Rd.) opened its doors a few months ago, with the loan coming from a partnership between the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation (NDHF) and The Nanaimo Division of Family Practice (NDFP) to help fund new family doctors in the mid-Island region.

Dr. Shirin Madjzoub with Thrive Family Health said this loan is one of the main reasons they were able to open their full-spectrum family practice clinic, along with a new family doctor payment model rolled out in late 2022.

“Overhead costs nowadays are exorbitant, and it makes it quite prohibitive for a lot of people to open practices, but this loan especially was really, really helpful, came right at the right time and allowed us to buy all of the critical equipment that we need in order to start seeing patients in a full-spectrum sort of a way.”

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