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Our Story
  • Perpetual Health Centre is a private service not covered  by MSP. Services need to be paid privately

  • Perpetual Health Centre provides high quality and comprehensive healthcare services to all our patients

  • Our patients and caregivers are involved in decision making and participate as partners

  • We use Technology to drive innovation and improve health care services

We understand the importance of being able to see a family doctor conveniently, without the need for long waiting lists or rushed appointments. We believe that each of our patients deserves a thoughtful, personalized approach to their healthcare, at times that suit their schedule.
 

Our Team
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Dr. Pep Nwosu

Dr Pep Nwosu is a well-respected Private General Practitioner practicing medicine for 21 years. She qualified from Abia State University, Nigeria in 2003 at the age of 23. After graduating, she went on to obtain extensive experience in Emergency medicine, Elderly care, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Endocrinology. Dr Nwosu then completed her Family Medicine training at Northumbria NHS trust scheme having worked in General Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Stroke and Geriatric specialties. She attained her Membership of the Royal College of GP in 2018. Additionally, she holds College of Family Physician of Canada Certification. Dr Nwosu specializes in family medicine, including pediatrics, adolescent and young people, elderly care, men’s and women’s health and has a special interest in cosmetic medicine. Dr Pep believes in the importance of a family doctor’s role in providing a holistic approach for patient care. She sees people of all ages and gender and is a strong believer in treating the person, not just their symptoms. She always takes the time to get to know her patients and prides herself on working towards finding the best solutions and evidence-based treatments for them. Having lived and worked in Nigeria, Zambia, United Kingdom and Victoria, Canada, Dr Pep is confident in handling the diversities in healthcare. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, meeting new people, and having some quite time alone. She also loves discussing political issues.

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Dr. Stanley Shapiro

Dr Stanley Shapiro is a University of Toronto trained Family Physician with certification in Addiction Medicine. He has over 40 years of clinical experience and for the past 17 years was the medical director of an addiction rehabilitation hospital program.  He has authored chronic disease management programs for asthma and diabetes and is a thought leader in the medical application of the new technology of neuromodulation. Dr. Shapiro and his wife Miriam recently relocated to Victoria. He is a father of 5 and grandfather of 14. Education and Credentials: Dr. Shapiro received a B.C. medical license in August 2023. He has worked as a physician in Ontario for over 40 years. He received a Family Physician Certificate from the Canadian College of Family Physicians in 2017 and Certification of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine in 2019. When he was an addiction medicine consultant for Oklahoma City drug treatment foundation he held a State of Oklahoma medical license. He attended McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario as an undergraduate prior to attending the University of Toronto medical school. He then returned to McMaster to complete a medical internship. In the early 1990's, Dr. Shapiro received training in acupuncture from theNational Acupuncture for Addiction Association at the Lincoln Center Hospital in Bronx, New York. Family practice and emergency medicine experience: In the first half of his medical career Dr. Shapiro was a family physician in Ontario. His practice included emergency and hospital care, obstetrics and pediatrics. For a few years he was head of the family practice and emergency department of a regional hospital. Addictions Focused Medical Practice:  For 17 years prior to moving to Victoria, Dr. Shapiro was medical director of the Oaks Centre of St. Joseph's Hospital in Elliot Lake Ontario, an inpatient addictions rehabilitation centre and medical detox. He hosted daily group counselling sessions and recovery seminars. He was an addiction medicine consultant for the Ontario Telehealth Network for 20 years. In the mid-1980s, Dr. Shapiro founded eastern Canada's first outpatient harm reduction clinic for heroin addicts. In 1997, he authored an addiction education CD titled "From Excess to Success". Health Education, Disease Management and Research Experience: Dr. Shapiro was a collaborative physician for nurse practitioner operated diabetes, disease management and well women's programs and was Chief Medical Officer for Softcare Solutions, a New year City health education and supervision company. He has authored medical and pharmaceutical evaluations and reports in the areas of diabetes, virtual reality in medicine and computer assisted surgery. Dr. Shapiro is co-founder of an Ottawa based neuroscience research company which developed a neuromodulation treatment platform (transcranial direct current stimulation) approved by Health Canada for chronic pain treatment and in Europe and in other countries for the treatment of depression, addiction, chronic pain, post-stroke rehab and cognitive impairment.

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Dr. Alan Ruggles

Alan started in the field of mental health in 1985 before studying at Lakehead University earning a degree in sociology and an Honours Bachelor of Social Work then on to obtain his MSW in Ottawa in 1990. It was at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts where he pursued an advanced degree in social work He has worked with those recovering with substance use, major mental illness and concurrent disorders and has been part of palliative care, forensics, and child welfare multidiscipline teams both as a counsellor and clinical manager and has worked in private practice for nearly two decades He continues to work in men’s health and with those bereaved and has enjoyed participating in the development of clinical programming in several community-based ventures. Alan works through a Trauma Informed lens and mainly provides CBT, Solution-Based, Logo and Attachment therapy approaches. Alan focuses his work with individuals, groups, couples, families and communities

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                Maryam Taylor
     Registered Social Worker

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      Mrs. Archana Vasudev
     Medical Office Assistant

Archana is a motivated, enthusiastic and reliable person with over 12 years experience in healthcare. She has a fastidious nature dedicated to optimal patient care. "My goal is to provide a positive and memorable experience to every patient."

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