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Important Information for Patients of Dr. Duguay (and formerly, Dr. Williams)

Dear valued patients of Dr. Noemi Duguay (and formerly Dr. Ashley Williams),

We regret to inform you that on January 25th, 2023 Dr. Duguay notified Shoreline Medical that she will not be continuing with the practice, effective immediately.

As you may be aware, Dr. Williams left practice on July 21, 2022 and Dr. Duguay was recruited as a replacement, taking over the practice on November 1, 2022. During that gap in time, a full-time locum physician was successfully recruited to ensure continuity of care for patients.

Given the short notice of Dr. Duguay’s departure, Shoreline Medical has not been able to recruit a physician to take over the practice.

We will make every effort to redistribute the most medically vulnerable patients amongst accepting family physicians within Shoreline Medical and other family physicians on the Saanich Peninsula. While we will do our utmost to assist, we cannot make any guarantees.

Those who have been selected for redistribution will be contacted directly before March 1, 2023. Please do not call the clinic to inquire if you have been selected.

We recommend that all patients should register with the Health Connect Registry to join the community waitlist by calling 811 or visiting https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-connect-registry/saanich-peninsula by April 1st, 2023.

Once you have registered, we will work with the Health Connect Registry to flag your registration for reattachment to Shoreline Medical in the future if we are able to recruit a replacement. If you are experiencing difficulties registering or have additional questions about HCR, please email Kim at [email protected].

You will continue to be able to access care through the walk-in clinics at both of our locations, should you wish to receive your primary care from us going forward. If you are having difficulty accessing our walk-in clinics or would prefer to seek care elsewhere on the Saanich Peninsula, other walk-in and call-in clinics include:

Your medical record will be maintained at our Sidney clinic. You may request a copy of your medical record by calling and speaking to one of our staff members or by having your new primary care provider fax a signed request for release of records.

Please note that chart requests will be subject to a fee. If you do call or visit the clinic, please be respectful and patient with our staff as they try to assist you. We are truly devastated that this is happening, and we understand how upsetting and frightening this must be for you.

Please know that attaching you to another family physician in the future is important to us, as we remain committed to our vision of everyone on the Saanich Peninsula having a family physician. We will be in touch if and when we have more information to share with you.

Thank you,

Shoreline Medical Sidney


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Ryan Liebscher

family physician

Dr Ryan Liebscher grew up and lived in Victoria before moving out east to pursue undergraduate work in microbiology in Halifax. He went on to medical school at the University of Saskatchewan where he met his wife and endured a few cold winters. They went on to Prince George to complete residency training in Family Medicine and then Ryan undertook a year of added competency training in palliative care through UBC. 

They settled on the Peninsula in 2009 to start a family. After completing his training, he worked as a locum in family practice and as a Palliative Care physician at Victoria Hospice for 4 years until settling into his own family practice in Brentwood Bay in 2014. He continues to work with the Saanich Peninsula palliative care consultation team and feels very strongly about supporting a palliative approach to care for patients in need. His other interests include meditation, Tai Chi, mindfulness, and active healthy living.

He feels grateful to work with Shoreline Medical and the wonderful team here at Brentwood Bay.

Andrew Kwasnica

family physician

Dr. Andrew Kwasnica grew up in Cordova Bay and is delighted to be able to practice medicine on the Saanich Peninsula. He has a strong interest in preventive medicine and personal health management, and invites his patients to engage fully and take charge of their own health, through careful attention to risk reduction, diet and exercise, weight management, and judicious use of pharmacologic and interventional approaches to medical conditions. His other areas of focus include internal medicine, palliative care and mental health. He is a self-professed exercise and nutrition fanatic (and dog lover), and you’ll find him on the courts, trails and slopes with his young family.

“An apple a day does not keep the doctor away, but it does improve your colonic health!”
– Dr. Kwasnica

Andrea Lewis

family physician & board member, Shoreline Sidney

Dr Andrea Lewis was born and raised in Vancouver. She spent many years at UBC, but still found time to satisfy her enthusiasm for adventure with travels to Africa and Australia. Her love of the outdoors enticed her to Newfoundland where she completed her Residency in Family Medicine and where she met her husband. Together they have raised 2 beautiful daughters and in 2014, they spent 6 months in Vanuatu providing medical care to the populace of the remote tropical Island. 

Dr Lewis has been involved in the establishment of the South Island Division of Family Practice and the Shoreline Medical Society, both of which have been very rewarding processes. She feels honoured to act as the Medical Director of Shoreline Medical Sidney and looks forward to being a part of the development of a new approach to Family Medicine.  

Sienna Bourdon

Dr. Sienna Bourdon grew up on Vancouver Island in Black Creek. She received an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from UVic and a Medical Degree from UBC’s Island Medical Program. After completing her Family Medicine (CCFP)  training through Western University, Dr. Bourdon worked 1 year in Ontario doing inpatient hospital care, clinics, teaching and family practice locums. She moved back home to BC in the fall of 2014 and set up her own practice at Bayside Medical Centre in May 2015. Since that time she has been doing Family Medicine, walk in clinic, inpatient care and Emergency Medicine shifts at SPH. She is also very involved in leadership in the community and at the hospital. She has a keen interest in teaching and has a faculty appointment at UBC.
Dr. Bourdon is excited to be moving her practice to Shoreline Medical, Brentwood Bay. She places an emphasis on preventative medicine, optimizing the lifestyles of her patients to maintain health and prevent disease. Dr. Bourdon practices full-service, comprehensive Family Medicine, offering a wide range of services, and expects her patients to be active participants in managing their health.
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