Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
January 28, 2015

Yukon gains additional resident medical specialist

WHITEHORSE—Minister of Health and Social Services Mike Nixon is pleased to announce that a new obstetrician/gynecologist will begin working in Yukon this month.

Dr. John Stamp of Vancouver will increase the ranks of Yukon OB/GYNs to three as he joins doctors Wayne MacNicol and Mike Bendall in their practice.

“Ensuring that we have the specialist services here in Yukon to support women’s health issues is of utmost importance to this government,” Nixon said. “We are very happy that Dr. Stamp will be joining this very busy practice.”

Stamp previously worked at the clinic as a resident during his final year of training. He joins the practice in advance of the retirement of Dr. MacNicol.

Yukon Medical Association President Dr. Ken Quong said he is also pleased with the arrival of Stamp. “Increasing the roster of specialists in Yukon increases the services we can provide to our patients, in this case women,” Quong said. “Dr. Stamp is a welcome addition.”

The three physicians will provide OB/GYN care over the next year while MacNicol transitions out of the practice and Stamp assumes a larger role.

Stamp is the second specialist to join the ranks of Yukon physicians in the past six months. Late last fall, psychiatrist Dr. Lindsay Blair arrived from Alberta to support mental health services in Yukon.

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Contact:
Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3673
patricia.living@gov.yk.ca


News Release #15-028