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Dr. Lu examines a young girl's throat

Dr. Lu performing an eye exam

Photos from the BC College of Family Physicians public awareness campaign.


Breakfast Television Videos:

Seasonal Allergies


Colon Cancer screening

Colorectal Cancer Screening Discussion



Mammogram screening discussion



Influeza and the H1N1 virus


Dr. Yvette Lu is a family physician with a keen interest in narrative medicine and health promotion. She has been a medical expert on CityTV's Breakfast Television, The Weather Network, and CBC News Now, and a lecturer for the University of British Columbia Undergraduate Medical Program in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She frequently speaks to groups about the use of storytelling to improve health and well-being, and her research-based play on chronic illness has been highly acclaimed by both patients and health care workers.

Dr. Lu completed her medical training and residency at the University of British Columbia, with educational rotations across British Columbia, in Ontario, and at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was awarded a College of Family Physicians Resident Leadership award for her work as a Chief Resident and continues to work regularly with the College of Family Physicians to review educational content for family doctors.

Dr. Lu sees patients in her private practice in the Greater Vancouver area. She is currently not accepting new patients.

If you are looking for a family doctor, please see: How to find a family doctor in British Columbia



Dr. Lu on CityTV's Breakfast Television (each video approx 4 min):

Selected videos:

Dr. Lu on The Weather Network (approx 1 min videos):

Dr. Lu on CBC NewsNow (approx 3 minutes):

  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Discussion of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's diagnosis of Acute Morning Sickness in December 2012.

Stories from the Closet: a play about living with chronic illness:

Articles in the Press:

Medical Resources:

  • ImmunizeBC: Information on vaccination safety and British Columbia's vaccine programs.
  • ImmunizedotCa: Information on vaccines and vaccine programs in Canada. Free immunization tracker app available.
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Centre: Evidence-based information about vaccines and vaccine safety.
  • HealthLinkBC: Medical information for British Columbians on health topics, symptoms, medications, and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • British Columbia Cancer Screening Program: Information about who needs to be screened for colon, breast, cervical, and hereditary cancers.
  • MindShift: AnxietyBC's mobile app designed to help people cope with anxiety.
  • MindCheck: Information and quizzes to help youth and young adults check out how they're feeling and connect to mental health resources.
  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine

Dr Lu also posts interesting medical articles and websites on social media.
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How to find a family doctor in British Columbia

If you live in British Columbia and need a family doctor, please visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons website, and follow these steps:

  1. Under "Find a Physician", click through to the Advanced Search page.
  2. In the "Practice Type" section, click "Family Physicians" and make sure "Accepting New Patients" is selected in the drop down menu.
  3. Select preferred gender and language preferences.
  4. Type in your city or choose an acceptable distance (in KM) from your postal code that you would like your doctor to be located.
  5. Select "Actively Practising".
  6. Click Search.
  7. The website will produce a list of family doctors in your area who are accepting new patients. You can review this list, which has links to the doctors' addresses and training credentials, and select a doctor to contact.

You can also try asking your family and friends to see if their doctors are taking on new patients, or ask at your local public health or primary care clinic for a referral to a local doctor who is taking new patients. For more information about what's being done to help British Columbians find family doctors, visit A GP for Me.