Caring doctor maligned

Re: Doctor disciplined, April 21.

I imagine you thought the story about our wonderful, caring physician here on the North Island was too good to pass up.  Interesting that you put the bold-typed headline “Doctor disciplined” over the less-emphasized story of the woman found not guilty in the death of her husband.

The copy makes Dr. Clelland sound like a common criminal.  It would be interesting to see what sort of an article would come out of the experience of one of your reporters following this so-caring person around for a week or so.  Her beat covers Kingcome Inlet, Rivers Inlet, Zeballos, Sointula and Campbell River, where she runs a methadone clinic, not to mention keeping office hours in Port McNeill.

How rare it is that we find a good, old-fashioned doctor who will return a phone call, even if it is 10 p.m.  That’s Dr. Clelland.

Much of her work is with drug-addicted patients and she is constantly studying to update her knowledge of addiction therapy.

She is a loving, caring family doctor.  What more is there to say?

Alice and Charles Ray

Sointula

 

 

Just Posted

OPINION: Urgent care room will cost lives

“Seniors, of any demographic, are the most vulnerable to the loss of emergency care.”

James Hayward coroner’s inquest rescheduled hours away from where RCMP shooting occured

The family is “a bit disappointed that it’s going to be held in Campbell River”

Deadline looming for North Island College scholarship applications

Students have until April 24 to apply for a record number of… Continue reading

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Gil’s Girls win Harvey Walkus Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament in shootout

This year the tournament was held at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena on April 12-14.

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

B.C. senior sentenced for sexually abusing special-needs granddaughter

73-year-old Cortes Island man will go to jail for three years

Howe Sound Queen sailing toward retirement

Vessel now up for auction ends regular runs between Crofton and Vesuvius at the beginning of June

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Most Read