Dr. Rhonda Low, Bsc. (Hons) MD CCFP FCFP, is a long time experienced full service family physician in Vancouver.
She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of British Columbia, where she helped pioneer the “Interviewing Skills” (Bedside Manners) course in the 1st year medical school curriculum. She has taught both undergraduate and post-graduate medical students, and has been twice nominated by students for Teacher of the Year award in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC. In 1993, Dr. Low helped establish the Asian Woman’s Pap Smear Clinic (now known as the Asian Woman’s Health Centre) to help break down cultural barriers and enable Asian women to access pap and breast examination screening.
Dr. Low began her journalistic career co-hosting the 1996 thirteen part television series on Alternative Medicine for the Life and Knowledge Television networks and was the Health News anchor/reporter for CTV‘s daily flagship newscast in Vancouver for 15 years. She has guest hosted for Dr. Art Hister’s Housecalls radio program on CKNW and continues to be a medical expert for local radio and TV broadcast outlets. She also moderates and speaks at many public education events in Vancouver.
Dr. Low’s community medical services include examiner for the previous Clinical Competence Program of B.C. for UBC and the College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as Secretary/Executive Committee Member for St. Paul’s Hospital Annual Update for Primary Care Physicians; the largest annual medical update course in Canada. She continues to lecture at and produce various medical education conferences for physicians and the public around Vancouver.
She was born and raised in Vancouver and practices family medicine full-time in Vancouver. Dr. Low received her Bachelors of Science degree with Honours in Cell Biology from UBC and is a graduate of UBC Medical School. She is a Fellow of both the College of Family Physicians of Canada and American College of Family Physicians. Besides practicing full-time family medicine in Vancouver, Dr. Low also provides consultations and treatment for patients in the Executive Health Program at The Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Dr. Rhonda Low is supported by Clinical Care Coordinator, Molly O’Brien.