TURTLE BAY MEDICAL CLINIC
As Lake Country's premier medical clinic, we’re committed to going above and beyond to provide our patients with the professional care and attention they need. With our highly experienced team, extensive services and state-of-the-art technology, our staff can help with any health situation.
Through our team of experienced Physicians, Registered Nurse and dedicated support staff, we are able to offer appointments Monday to Friday with your Family doctor or 6 days a week in our walk-in clinic.
Birth Control Counselling and
Patient visits without health insurance
Out of country visits
Transfer of records
Rapid strep tests
Some liquid nitrogen treatments
Some drivers medical exams
And much more!
Get to Know Us
DR. ANTHONY HLYNKA
Dr. Hlynka graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine in 2003, and then completed residency training in Family Medicine. After nearly fourteen years of practice in Winnipeg, he has now called the Okanagan home. His areas of special interest include diabetes, asthma and allergy. Dr. Hlynka has an academic appointment at the University of Manitoba where he has been involved in teaching and mentorship of undergraduate and post graduate medical students. He is an advocate for physician health and wellness, and has presented at regional and national conferences on this topic. Outside of his academic activities, his interests include culinary arts, magic and yo-yos. When not at work, he can probably be found running on a secluded trail. He has also completed several ultra marathons, including 50km, 50 mile, 100km and 100 mile races.
DR. AMERICA URIBE LIMA
Dr. America Uribe Lima obtained her MD degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. After finishing medical school, she spent 18 months as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then immigrated to Canada and spent six years as Research Coordinator in the Division of Rheumatology at the BC Children’s Hospital. She then completed a two-year Family Medicine residency in Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She has worked as a family doctor in Enderby, Kelowna, and now Lake Country.
DR. BRIAN MARTIN
Dr. Martin grew up in Kelowna and attended Washington State University, as well as the University of Alberta for his undergraduate work. He also attended the University of Alberta for his medical school, and subsequently entered the UBC Family Practice Residency Program. After graduating there, he came back to Kelowna to work locums and Emergency, until he joined Lake Country Family Practice in 1992. He is married to Correne, his high school sweetheart, and they have raised three wonderful children. His interests include ultra-endurance cycling, hockey and traveling with Correne. During riding season, which is from March to October, his bike can be seen parked at the back of the lunch room, as he enjoys riding back and forth to work in the beautiful Okanagan weather.
DR. DONNA SORENSEN
Dr. Sorensen grew up on a farm in the Peace region of Northern Alberta. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology/zoology at the University of Calgary, she attended medical school at the University of Alberta, obtaining her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1993. She then completed a residency in Family Medicine, also at the University of Alberta in 1995 and then practiced in a few communities in Alberta prior to moving to Lake Country in August of 2013. She lives in Lake Country with George and their 3 dogs and 2 cats. She enjoys gardening and hiking and plans to make more time for other activities now that she is working closer to home.
DR. FRANK HEALEY
DR. JOHN PALETA
Dr. John Paleta received his training in South Africa. Prior to coming to British Columbia he was an assistant professor of Family Medicine at Dalhousie. His main interests are how nutrition affects health and causes diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
DR. PETER DUX
Dr. Dux graduated from the University of Toronto in 1976. He spent the first part of his career working in family practice, emergency medicine, and occupational health in Ontario. In 1999 Dr. Dux moved to Lake Havasu City in Arizona, where he spent his time working in family practice and in emergency medicine. During his tensure in Ontario, he wrote two research papers. In the spring of 2019, Dr. Dux left Arizona and joined the team at Turtle Bay Medical. When he is not working, Dr. Dux enjoys tennis, skiing, biking, reading and spending time with his wife and family.
DR. PAUL NICKERSON
Dr. Paul Nickerson grew up in Port Coquitlam BC and spent his summers in Lake Country. He attended Simon Fraser University for his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and was a member of the SFU swim team. He completed medical school at the University of British Columbia and residency training in Family Practice through Dalhousie University. Dr. Nickerson is married with 3 children. Interests include teaching medical students, skiing, Thursday Night Hockey and driving his kids to dance, cheer, gymnastics, and volleyball.
DR. SARAH CHEESEMAN
Sarah Cheeseman grew up in Meaford, Ontario, a farming community on the shores of Georgian Bay. She attended Acadia University in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia for her undergraduate degree in Biology. She moved further east to Ireland to complete medical school at the University of Limerick, where she lived and trained for 4 years. After this adventure, Sarah returned home to Canada and moved west to join the UBC Rural Okanagan Family Practice program based in Kelowna. Sarah’s interests outside of medicine include hiking, skiing, equestrian sport, and spending time with family and friends.
CHRISTINE, REGISTERED NURSE
Christine grew up in Lake Country and has many fond memories of the area. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. Since then, Christine has worked in a variety of environments: surgical, medical telemetry, emergency, critical care, and now community care/family practice. In her free time, Christine enjoys photography and scrapbooking, as well as spending time with her husband, Kiffer and their three children. Together, they enjoy travelling, camping, hiking, and everything else that the Okanagan has to offer!
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4pm