We are excited to introduce you to Dr. Andrew Remillard, BMLSC, MD, FRCSC and new Comox Valley Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist.
Dr. Remillard will be the ENT Specialist for the Comox Valley, starting this fall. He is excited about the new hospital, stating, “It is really impressive. I’m looking forward to working in such a modern, state of the art hospital.”
Last fall we asked our community for support to purchase an ENT Surgical Navigation System to encourage the recruitment of a top-notch ENT to our community. With heartfelt gratitude for the donations we received from businesses and members of our community, this equipment will be purchased for the Comox Valley Hospital. The ENT Surgical Navigation System is essential in providing care, and having access to this equipment was key for Andrew when making his decision to move to the Comox Valley as it allows him to offer the full extent of his knowledge in providing care. In a typical year, it is expected that Andrew will perform over 200 surgical procedures, while also providing care to over 4,000 patients. Having an ENT Specialist here in the Comox Valley will also reduce travel time for many local patients, as currently, they are having to make the trip to Nanaimo or Campbell River for ENT-related appointments.
Dr. Remillard graduated from the University of British Columbia before working in both the interior, and lower mainland. Dr. Remillard brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Comox Valley. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Remillard to the Comox Valley Hospital this coming fall. Re-establishment of a locally based ENT service is vitally important to both the community and the hospital. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Remillard as his knowledge and expertise are put to use developing and expanding surgical care in the Comox Valley.”– Dr. Nicholas Kimberley, Comox Valley Hospital
“I am beyond grateful that community members are willing to donate and support the expansion of care in the Comox Valley. It is encouraging knowing that people recognize the value in having modern equipment, alongside an ENT physician in their community.” – Dr. Andrew Remillard
When Dr. Remillard is not at work, you will find him camping with his wife and infant son, enjoying the local slopes in the winter, rock climbing in the summer, and truly embracing the outdoors. Andrew and his family are keen to explore their new community while taking in the natural beauty of the island. Welcome to the Comox Valley, Dr. Remillard!