Our Doctors

Dr. Maria Kang, MD, CCFP

Dr. Kang attended the University of Calgary medical school, and completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Alberta where she gained valuable experience training in small towns north of Edmonton. She enjoyed several years of doing locums and hospital work, including gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and general internal medicine. She moved to Vancouver in 2006 and loves life on the West Coast. She likes that her job gives her the opportunity to meet people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Dr. Erin Nichol, MD, CCFP

Dr. Nichol attended the University of British Columbia medical school, followed by residency at the University of Calgary. She started practice in Yellowknife and travelled throughout BC doing locums before settling in Vancouver, close to family. Dr. Nichol enjoys travelling, works on her cabin whenever she can (with whomever she can sucker into helping!), and loves to spend time with her niece and nephew. Dr. Nichol is the medical director and owner of Coast Medical Clinic and strives to ensure high-quality care for all of our valued clients.

Dr. Serena Pires, MD, CCFP

Dr. Pires received her medical degree from UBC in 2004 and completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Calgary in 2006. She enjoyed working as a locum physician in some wonderful clinics in Calgary and rural Alberta before returning home to Vancouver in 2009. Serena loves international health (with a couple of great experiences in Costa Rica and Malawi) and is passionate about food, travel, and her family and friends. She is thrilled to be back on the west coast with her husband and baby girl, and looks forward to working with her new patients to keep them healthy and happy.

Dr. Nick Graham, MD, CCFP

Dr. Graham was born and raised in Victoria, BC. He completed his medical degree in 2008, and family medicine residency in 2010, at the University of Alberta. He has now happily moved his practice back to the west coast. Dr. Graham enjoys a full spectrum practice, from pediatrics to geriatrics, including prenatal care up to 20 weeks gestation. In his free time Dr. Graham likes biking and taking his dog for runs along the seawall.

Dr. Peter G. Hanson, MD - Whistler

Dr. Hanson is returning to his BC origins after a career in Toronto and Denver Colorado. He will be working full time at the Coast Medical Clinic Whistler, and will become a permanent fixture in Whistler year-round.
He was the team doctor for the Toronto Argonauts, before writing the international bestseller “The Joy of Stress”. He moved to Denver Colorado, where he was one of the doctors for the Denver Broncos of the NFL, as well as the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. He also looked after the Colorado Rapids of the MLS. He specializes in sports medicine using trigger point injections without cortisone. These use just a few drops of local anesthetic, and takes his expertise in acupuncture to a new level. Ideal for acute headaches or injuries to the back or neck, or for muscle knots in the limbs. These treatments offer a quick response with no side effects. Once these muscle knots are treated, it is much easier for the patient to enjoy the full benefits of physio, massage, and chiropractic as needed, and to return to exercise promptly.
Dr. Hanson also treats urgent care patients, including general family medicine, sutures, as well minor orthopedic procedures.
In season, he also offers hotel visits for private patients.