About Pacific Maternity Group

We are a group of family physicians who are committed to providing quality maternity and labour care. Delivering babies is a very positive part of our medical practice.

We each have our own office practices. Office care involves taking a detailed medical history, a physical exam, and regular office visits throughout your pregnancy. Our group has joined together to share our hospital responsibilities. At any one time, one of us provides hospital care for all of our patients. Hospital care includes pre delivery care in hospital if required, urgent and emergency assessments after 20 weeks of pregnancy, labour and delivery care, and post delivery care of you and your newborn. We refer back to your family doctor 6-8 weeks after your baby is born and send a discharge summary to your doctor
We take referrals from your family doctor or from any patient without a doctor as early as possible in pregnancy. You can call our office directly to make an appointment.
Our objectives are:
    • to achieve healthy outcomes for mothers and babies
    • to promote childbirth as a natural and healthy process
    • To involve you and your support person in decision making

Dr. Amy Atchison

Dr. Amy Atchison

301-1711 Cook St, Victoria, BC

250-380-1714

Fax 250-940-1838

www.fernwoodmaternity.com

Dr. Atchison grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She completed her undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Saskatchewan in 2006. After making a move to a warmer climate here in Victoria, she went on to become a Canadian College of Family Physicians certified family physician. She shares a full service family practice with Dr Carol Ng in downtown Victoria. Dr. Atchison brings a wealth of practical knowledge and is open to integration with alternative medicine. She lives in Esquimalt and enjoys spending time outdoors with her two small children and being active in the local arts community. She has been challenging herself by studying the art form of flamenco.


Dr. Caity Chilton

Dr. Caity Chilton MD CCFP

1300-6660 West Coast Rd, Sooke, BC

250-642-4233

Fax 250-642-6032

Dr. Chilton is originally from Maple Ridge, BC. She received her Bachelor Degree in Biology and Psychology at the University of Victoria in 2011, then moved to Vancouver to study medicine at UBC after working briefly as a piano teacher. After completing the Family Medicine residency program in Ottawa in 2018, she moved back to Victoria and worked as a locum around the South Island before joining a wonderful practice in Sooke. She and her husband (and their dog Bodhi) are happy to be planting roots where they first met. She loves yoga, Dallas road walks with her pup, gardening, knitting, cooking, camping, hiking, and music.


Dr. Allison Ferg MD CCFP

Dr. Allison Ferg MD CCFP

Tuscany Medical Clinic

102-1646 McKenzie Ave. Victoria BC

250-818-0001

Dr. Ferg was born in Winnipeg and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba. She loved growing up in the subarctic, where she and her brothers enjoyed boating, fishing, swimming and camping during the long northern summers. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with her medical degree in 1984, immediately left the long cold winters behind to study family medicine in Victoria, and has practiced here since 1986. Allison enjoys spending time with her two young adult children, travelling with her husband, walking her dog, sitting in her garden, listening to all sorts of music, and reading voraciously. She loves to teach family medicine residents and medical students. She is a retired runner and has completed three Boston Marathons. Her new passion is cycling. And she has never met a gadget she didn’t like.


Dr. Telen Harper

Dr. Telen Harper

#204-1931 Mt. Newton Cross Rd., Saanichton, BC

250-652-9227

Dr. Harper has served the Saanich Peninsula area for over 24 years, providing health care to the whole family. She studied medicine at the University of British Columbia (1984-1988) followed by a year of post graduate study at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (1989). Professionally, she has a special interest in integrating acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine into the established western medical care model. She spent her early childhood years in Hong Kong and is fluent in cantonese dialect. She feels privileged to be able to share the joy of witnessing the arrival of new little ones over the years. Outside of work, her passions include organic gardening (garlic is her specialty) and creating recipes, and experiencing the cultural diversity of the world through travels. In April 2015, she and her husband excitedly welcomed the arrival of their first grandchild.


Dr. Minette Erlank

Dr. Minette Erlank

201-284 Helmcken Rd, Victoria, BC

250-480-1401

Dr. Erlank grew up in South Africa and completed her medical studies at the University of Pretoria in 2006. In 2010 she moved to Quesnel, Northern BC with her husband where they lived and worked until the summer of 2016. Victoria is home now and Minette and her husband feel blessed to be able to raise their three children here. In her free time, Dr. Erlank enjoys painting, running and spending time with family and friends.


Dr. Rose Lenser

Dr. Rose Lenser

215-3066 Shelbourne Street Victoria, BC

250-388-4211

Tsartlip Health Centre (two Thursdays per month)

#3 Boatramp Road Brentwood Bay, BC

250-652-4473

Dr. Lenser was born and raised in Terrace and is proud to be a native of northwestern British Columbia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Concordia University in Montreal and completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in 1999. Dr. Lenser finished her UBC Family Practice residency in Victoria in 2001. She loves being a family doctor and enjoys the privilege of providing maternity care to her patients. Dr. Lenser is a happy to be a mother of three wonderful sons. She keeps busy with her kids, her pets, and keeping fit with swimming, cycling, and running.



Dr. Jennifer Manklow

Dr. Jennifer Manklow

#204-1931 Mt. Newton Cross Rd., Saanichton, BC

250-652-9227

Dr. Manklow attended medical school at the University of British Columbia, graduating with her medical degree in 2004. She completed her family medicine residency in Victoria in 2006. She works for Dr. Telen Harper in Saanichton. She enjoys providing maternity care as well as general family practice care.


Dr. Monica Mentz

Dr. Monica Mentz

326-1175 Cook St, Victoria, BC

250-386-2449

Dr. Mentz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is the eldest of five children. She studied medicine at Stellenbosch University and graduated with her medical degree in 1984. She left South Africa in 1987 on an adventure to see the world with her then-fiancée, and decided to immigrate to Canada soon after because of South Africa’s political instability. Monica and her husband, also a physician, were married in 1989. They have three children, two sons and a daughter, a Jack Russell terrier and a budgie. Her hobbies include running, tennis and raising children, though she knows that kids are more of a full-time job than a hobby!


Dr. Carol Ng

Dr. Carol Ng

301-1711 Cook St, Victoria, BC

250-380-1714

Fax 250-940-1838

www.fernwoodmaternity.com

I have enjoyed practicing family medicine with a focus in maternity care for over 10 years. I completed my medical education and training at the University of British Columbia and at the University of Toronto. With each birth that I witness, I feel more privileged to be a part of helping each new baby meet its family for the first time. My favorite past times include exploring different ethnic cuisines and spending time in the beautiful outdoors.


Dr. Heather McEwen

Dr. Heather McEwen

301-1711 Cook St, Victoria, BC

250-380-1714

Fax 250-940-1838

www.fernwoodmaternity.com

Dr. Heather McEwen grew up in rural Saskatchewan. She completed her medical training at the University of Saskatchewan in 2012 and her Family Practice residency at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver in 2014. After graduating, she delivered babies at BC Women’s Hospital, ran an IUD clinic, and provided primary care and addictions outreach in the Downtown Eastside. In February 2018, her partner accepted a post-doc at UVic so they relocated to Victoria. Dr. McEwen is thrilled to have joined Fernwood Maternity with Drs. Carol Ng and Amy Atchison to continue to provide patient-centred pregnancy care. In addition, she does outreach with Johnson Street Clinic and HerWay Home, is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC, and spends her weekends outside hiking and camping.


Dr. Patricia Olsen

Dr. Patricia Olsen

201-284 Helmcken Rd, Victoria, BC

250-480-1401

Dr. Olsen grew up along the north shore of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and earned her M.D. from the University of Ottawa in 1990. After completing her family medicine residency in Ottawa in 1992, she returned to Thunder Bay and practiced for two years before getting married and moving across the country to Victoria, where she has been in family practice since. She loves babies. As a matter of fact, she loves them so much that she had four of her own. Dr. Olsen is now quite happy to be helping others welcome their little ones into the world. Outside of work, Dr. Olsen is active in the community, and loves music and the arts, reading and sewing. Her favourite past time of all, though, is cheering her kids on in their many adventures and activities.


Dr. Molly Forrester

Dr. Molly Forrester

2A-2379 Bevan Ave, Sidney, BC

250.656.4143

Dr. Molly Forrester was inspired to pursue medicine after the humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. This interest was furthered through subsequent volunteer trips to a mission hospital in Zimbabwe. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto and subsequently attended medical school at McMaster University. In 2011, she moved from the Toronto area to Victoria to complete her training in family medicine. In addition to office-based family medicine, she offers maternity care and in-hospital care at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. She has three little ones of her own and takes great joy in welcoming new life into the world!