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
301-1711 Cook St, Victoria, BC
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. Gordon Christie
313-877 Goldstream Ave. Victoria, BC
Dr. Christie comes from Chilliwack BC. He attended UBC medical school and then Queen’s University and returned home in 1987 to practice family medicine (including Emergency and Maternity) for 12 years. In 2000 he moved the family to a small acreage in Metchosin. He left Maternity out of his practice for a few years, but missed the moms and babies so much that he returned and since 2005 has been very active in Maternity Care. His happy place is in his garden. He also enjoys the 13 km bike ride each morning, along the Galloping Goose from home to the office. His practice is in the Langford City Hall Building at Jacklin and Goldstream. When things get stressful he likes to recall the advise of that famous Canadian, Red Green, “Keep your stick on the ice”.
Dr. Allison Ferg
Sitka Health Centre
1284 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC
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
#204-1931 Mt. Newton Cross Rd., Saanichton, BC
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. Rose Lenser
215-3066 Shelbourne Street Victoria, BC
Tsartlip Health Centre (two Thursdays per month)
#3 Boatramp Road Brentwood Bay, BC
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
#204-1931 Mt. Newton Cross Rd., Saanichton, BC
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. Susan Matthews
#207 – 3930 Shelbourne St., Victoria, BC
Dr. Susan Matthews is a Vancouver gal who trained at McGill University in Montreal. The beautiful rain and greenery drew her back to the West Coast and she has had a Family practice with Maternity in Victoria since 1998. She loves Highland dancing, gardening and taking obscure online MOOC courses such as Dinosaur Paleobiology and Roman Architecture. When not practicing medicine or hanging out at the rink watching her kids, she is usually found to be planning her next travel adventure.
Dr. Monica Mentz
326-1175 Cook St, Victoria, BC
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
301-1711 Cook St, Victoria, BC
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. Patricia Olsen
201-284 Helmcken Rd, Victoria, BC
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.