Physician Directory

The physician directory allows individuals to verify whether a physician is currently registered and licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, and provides information on a physician’s credentials and scope of practice. The data contained in the physician directory is dynamic, pushed in real time from the College register.

Basic search

To conduct a basic search of the physician directory:

  1. Enter the last name of the physician.
    Note: If a physician uses a middle name, the search may not return results. For best results, use the last name of the physician when conducting a search.
  2. Click Search.
  3. A list of names matching your search criteria will appear.
  4. Click the physician's name to view more information.

Advanced search

To conduct an advanced search of the physician directory, not all fields are required to be filled.

  1. Enter the last name of the physician.
    Note: If a physician uses a middle name, the search may not return results. For best results use the last name of the physician when conducting a search.
  2. Under Practice type, select either family physicians or specialists.
    • If you select Specialists, a list of specialties will appear.
    • If you select Family physicians, a drop-down box will appear—select All Family Physicians.
  3. Under Gender, select either both, male or female.
  4. Under City, enter the city the physician is located in.
  5. Under Distance, enter the distance around a postal code you are searching from.
    Note: If you have already entered a city in your criteria search, do not put information in this area.
  6. Under Status, select either actively practising, not practising or both.
  7. Click Search.
  8. The results of your search will appear. This search may take a few minutes to generate results.
  9. Click the physician's name to view more information.

Physician accepting new patients search

To conduct a search for a family physician who has listed as accepting new patients, not all fields are required to be filled.

  1. Under Practice type, select Family physicians. On select, a drop-down box will appear.
  2. Under City, enter the city the physician is located in.
  3. Under Status, select actively practising. Leave remaining fields blank.
  4. Click Search.
  5. If there are any physicians in the city/town, based on the search criteria, who have informed the College they are accepting new patients, results of your search will appear.
  6. Click the physician's name to view more information.

Note: All physicians are responsible for keeping their profile with the College updated, including whether or not they are accepting new patients. The College frequently reminds physicians of this responsibility throughout the year but cannot be responsible for guaranteeing accuracy at any single point in time.

 

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