Your pregnancy journey will be supported by local maternity physicians, midwives, and an experienced nurse, who will meet with you and is a wealth of information and guidance.
Since relocating to the East Kootenays after completing her family medicine training, Tanya has dedicated her career to serving women and their families. Her gentle bedside manner and calm presence make Tanya a favourite among her colleagues and patients alike. With a focus on Women’s Health, Tanya divides her working life between the EPCC, the Kimberley Medical Clinic, the Women’s Clinic and the local OPT clinic. When not at work, you can find her exploring the area on skis, by pedal, or on foot with her daughter, Wynne and pup, Revy.
I graduated from University of Alberta medical school in Edmonton and completed my residency in family practice in Calgary. I have been enjoying the Kootenay life-living, working and playing in Cranbrook for over twenty years. Helping mothers bring healthy babies into this world continues to be an important and positive part of my full time, full service family practice. I enjoy reading, playing hockey, snow skiing, water skiing and mountain biking in the great outdoors.
I have a passion for providing comprehensive and culturally safe care, especially for women and children. It is a pleasure to get to know each pregnant person and their family, and assist in helping a new little one into the family. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cooking, and exploring the East Kootenays (on foot/bike/kayak/snowboard).
I consider myself very fortunate and privileged to be a part of patients’ pregnancy and postpartum journeys. My hope is to provide compassionate, culturally safe and evidence based care during this exciting, although often uncertain time in a family’s life. I am passionate about prenatal and postpartum mental health, and have an interest in breastfeeding medicine as well. Away from work, I love to break a sweat at our local spin studio, or while hiking/running the great trails in the East Kootenays. I also love music and will rarely pass on an opportunity to sing.
As a family doctor with a focus on Maternity Care, it is always an incredible privilege to be a part of a family’s most vulnerable and precious moments. For the last decade, I have been working as a family doctor in rural Canada and most recently in Sioux Lookout in Northwestern Ontario. When I’m not on-call, I love to read, write in my blog (www.lifeonabramlake.com) and spend time outdoors with my family mountain biking, hiking, camping or generally chasing my husband, my daughter, Alice (7) and my son, Henry (8) on the slopes or trails.
Dr. Nash has lived and practiced in Kimberley since 1994. He provides longitudinal family practice care in the Kimberley Medical Clinic and continues to enjoy providing maternity care for Kimberley residents.
- Provides on call hospital services.
I graduated from UofA in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and in 2005 graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Midwifery degree. I have been working in the East Kootenay area as an RN and/or Midwife since 1998. I co-founded East Kootenay Midwives with Jane Blackmore in 2005. I am pleased to be part of the Encompass Pregnancy Care Group starting September 2023. I endeavour to provide families with evidence-based, culturally sensitive, compassionate care through their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. When I am not working I love reading and listening to podcasts about social psychology, cooking/baking, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and spending time with my friends and family.
My journey to midwifery began when I became a birth doula for a friend. She had an amazing birth and I realized I wanted to be involved in caring for women. I graduated from the Seattle Midwifery School in 2005. My philosophy is that pregnancy and childbirth are powerful life-changing events. I am dedicated to building respectful relationships with my clients and strive for care that attends to the body, mind, and spirit. It is my goal to provide care that is safe and satisfying for all involved. I am a mother to 2 beautiful boys and still exploring our area. I am excited to be part of the ENCOMPASS team to continue helping families in welcoming their children into the world.
WORKING TOGETHER & TEAM-BASED CARE
We believe in a team-based approach. We’re part of the East Kootenay Primary Care Network (EK PCN) and based out of the Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC). Our location offers one-stop access to extra support. As the UPCC clinic grows, you’ll have access to multiple allied health professionals, such as a mental wellness clinician, physiotherapist, dietitian, and more. When you enter the clinic, you will be welcomed by the UPCC’s kind and efficient medical office assistants. Parents will have the opportunity to get to know each member of our physician team, as well as our experienced clinic nurse, and will be connected with other community resources and health services specific to pre and postnatal care. Your family doctor is an important part of your ongoing care and should see you for any non-pregnancy related concerns.