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 Jessica Shintani, MD

Dr. Shintani received her medical degree from UBC in 1984 and became a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1986 following a Residency in Family Medicine at Queens University. She practices medicine in Vancouver and teaches part-time for the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. She is an avid cyclist and cross-country skiier, and former mountaineer. She also enjoys gardening, her family and friends, and playing the harp. One skill she would love to acquire is the ability to remember and tell some good jokes.

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. Nam Phuong Julie Nguyen, MD, CCFP, UBC Clinical Instructor

Dr. Nguyen completed her medical school in 2007 and Family Medicine residency in 2009 at the University of Montreal. She is part of the Coast Medical practice and also works at Mount Saint Joseph's Hospital. She speaks English, French and Vietnamese.

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.