WANTED: BC doctor sought by elderly couple out of options

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An elderly British Columbia couple has taken out an ad in the Victoria Times Colonist in a last-ditch effort to find a doctor to renew a prescription, as the province deals with a family practitioner shortage.

“We need a doctor’s help to renew my 82-year-old husband’s prescriptions. We will agree to any reasonable fee,” the ad reads.

“Our wonderful family doctor retired at Christmas. No walk-in clinics seem to be available. Today even Telus Health MyCare had no Dr. virtual appointments available for months.”

The ad was posted by Janet Mort, an Order of British Columbia recipient who told Global News that the ad was put up as a last resort.

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