Yukon gains additional medical specialist
For release 15-028
Jan 28, 2015
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.