Dr. Sharfaraz Khan
Dr. Sharfaraz Khan, Montreal-born but Burnaby-raised, attended the University of British Columbia from 2007 to 2015, first completing a bachelor of science degree majoring in microbiology and immunology and then pursuing his MD. After graduating from UBC's medicine program, he pursued his family medicine residency through UBC's coastal family medicine program, focusing on under-served communities along the Sea-to-Sky highway and further north in Bella Bella and Bella Coola with a heavy emphasis on rural and emergency medicine. After brief stints of working in Squamish, North Vancouver, and Burnaby, Dr. Khan has recently made South Surrey his permanent residence and now serves the two communities of Richmond and South Surrey/White Rock.
Dr. Khan is fluent in English and Bengali and is a firm believer of preventative medicine such as vaccinations and proper diet and exercise. You may regularly spot Dr. Khan at the local gym, or doing part of his 50 km of running every week along King George Boulevard. Apart from staying fit, Dr. Khan enjoys travelling to secluded destinations, professional photography, hiking, reading, sketching, and spending time with his fiancée and red miniature poodle.
Dr. Khan is accepting new patients.
Dr. Sara Lacaria
Dr Lacaria completed residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2014. She moved back to Toronto where she is originally from to start her practice in Family Medicine. She soon decided that her and her family wanted to move to the west coast to enjoy the outdoors and coastal life in August 2018.
She had a full family medicine practice while in Toronto focusing on pediatrics, woman’s health and urgent care.
Dr. Lacaria is accepting new patients.
Dr. Frey Riskalla
Dr. Riskalla is a Family physician practicing the full breadth of family medicine. He finished his training in General internal medicine in 2004 in Egypt. He soon immigrated to Canada and joined the Parkland training program for family medicine and graduated in 2009. He practiced in Ste Rose Du Lac, a small town in the north of Manitoba till December 2010. He moved to Surrey BC in 2011 and joined the primary care clinic then moved to Amari Medical and now in South Surrey medical clinic.
Dr. Riskalla is passionate about teaching UBC residents and international medical graduate Residents. Dr. Riskalla enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 adorable daughters. He also likes to hike, ride his bicycle, play squash and walk.
Dr Riskalla is currently not accepting new patients.
Dr. Bernice Brits
Dr. Brits graduated medicine in 1982 from Pretoria University, in South Africa and completed her CCFR from The University of British Columbia. She started her career at Johannesburg Hospital in South Africa and after two years in Pediatric ICU, then began work as a Family Practice Physician.
Since moving her family to Canada, she has continuously worked as a Full Family Practice Physician, serving in the communities in Saskatchewan, and the last 12 years in Surrey and White Rock, British Columbia.
Dr. Brits is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Derek Lowe
Dr. Lowe was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, and then spent a year after high school chasing his fantasy of becoming a musician. Reality set in and he then attended three years at the University of Victoria in the department of biology. He completed his medical degree at the University of British Columbia and spent tireless hours of interning at St. Paul's Hospital. Completed his Family Practice training at St. Paul's Hospital and it was there he developed a passion for palliative care.
After spending three years at Canuck Place and St. Paul's Hospital, he transitioned to South Surrey and quickly built up a Family Practice. He joined the White Rock palliative care team in 1999 and has been fortunate to work with many dedicated physicians, nurses, and other team members. As well, over the past eight years, he has participated in medical research trails as an investigator. Medical research has allowed him to further diversify his medical knowledge and to be part of "cutting edge" medicine. On a personal note he enjoys golf, racquet sports, keyboards (belongs to a rock band!) and volunteers with Scouts Canada.
He endeavors to achieve and maintain a balance in both his professional and personal life. Lastly, he strongly believes in giving back to the community as the community has provided him with many unique and wonderful opportunities.
Dr. Lowe is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Susan Lee
Dr. Susan Lee studied medicine at the University of British Columbia graduating in 2004. She completed her residency training in family medicine with a focus on emergency medicine at the University of Toronto. She has worked in the White Rock and South Surrey Community since 2008. In addition to her regular family practice, Dr. Lee also provides comprehensive maternity care (until the end of the second trimester), and a variety of minor surgical and gynecological procedures. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Cognitive-Behavior-Therapy.
Dr. Lee is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Garth Verbonac
Dr. Verbonac graduated Medicine in 1995 from the University of British Columbia, and has specialized in Family Care and has a diploma in Sports Medicine. He has worked in White Rock, Langley and the Surrey community for the past 15 years. He is available to see Family Practice and Walk-in patients.
Dr. Verbonac is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Lawrence Lei
Dr. Lourenco Lei, also known as Lawrence socially, was born in Macau, which at the time was a Portuguese Colony; hence as his wife puts it that he has acquired the rather fancy European names. He moved to Hong Kong as a toddler with his family and took schooling in Hong Kong. After finishing high school, he went abroad to study in a boarding school, Rockwell College, in Ireland. The long journey of becoming a doctor started to take shape in the Green Isle. After one year in boarding school, he was accepted in The New University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, where he got his Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Lei then spent his medical school years in the University of Cork, National University of Ireland where he got his MB BCh BAO degree. In Sept. 1991, Dr. Lei enrolled in the three years UK General Practice training program in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
In Sept. 1995, after Dr. Lei successfully finished the three years GP training in U.K., he accepted a job offer in Fort St. John in northern BC. Dr. Lei moved there with his wife and worked as family doctor, as well as being on call in the Emergency department and managed his patients in the FSJ General Hospital. He also assisted surgeries, as well as doing obstetrics for his patents. Together with his wife, they enjoyed the seven years up in the North and their lovely daughter was born in FSJ.
In 2002, Dr. Lei brought his wife and daughter to reside in the South Surrey area. Dr. Lei has since worked in the Peninsula for over 10 years and he enjoys seeing his regular patients with chronic disease as well as seeing and managing patients who come in as walk-in patients, suffering from acute injuries and illnesses. In his past time, he enjoys working out in the gym and also taking his family for skiing vacations in the winter and lots of cycling vacations in the summer time. He also loves music and is known to be very friendly with great sense of humor. Dr. Lei is fluent in both English and Cantonese; he also understands and speaks a little bit of Mandarin. Dr. Lei is working five days a week, Monday to Friday, welcoming both regular patients with appointments and walk-ins.
Dr. Lei is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Sarah Rizkallah
Dr Rizkallah is a family physician practicing the full spectrum of Family Medicine.
She was trained in family medicine in Egypt for 3 years and was granted the MRCGP Int in 2010 after which she practiced as Family physician until she immigrated to Canada.
In Canada she took a 1 year training in University of Manitoba and then worked for 2 years in the North of Manitoba . She then moved to BC and started working in South Surrey medical clinic. She enjoys biking, Walking ,listening to music.
Sukhvinder Rangi, MA Registered Clinical Counsellor
Sukhvinder has been practicing in the field of mental health and the counselling field since 1994. She has practiced in different positions over the years with various non-government agencies. She spent 13 years in England and practiced as a School Counsellor for 8 years for a National Child Protection Agency. She also has extensive experience of working with mental health and other relevant organizations since 1994. The main focus of her work has been associated with individual, co-therapy, and family therapy.
Currently, Sukhvinder is employed as Child and Family Therapist at The Children-Foundation in Surrey, BC. She has been involved in this agency since 2007. She is also a clinical supervisor at her private practice. She supervises intern students enrolled in a MA in Counselling Psychology program from a number of Universities in Canada (UBC, University of Victoria, SFU, City University of Seattle, Athabasca, Yorkville, and Alder University). Sukhvinder offers therapy in Punjabi, Hindi, and English.
She has been offering therapy to families who have been involved in ICBC injuries, family work, relationship conflict, marriage counselling, parenting, mental health, and loss and grief, domestic violence, alcohol/drug misuse, relationship conflict, trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Sukhvinder is familiar with evidence based practices and applies approaches such as cognitive-behavioural, trauma-focused CBT, narrative, attachment based approaches, Virginia Satir family therapy, solution-focused, client-centred, motivational interviewing, behavioural family therapy, and culturally specific interventions to meet the needs of families from diverse backgrounds.