... originally from Vancouver, earned his medical degree from the University of B.C., and went to the U.S. in the 1980s when he couldn't get a billing number from the provincial government, which had then put a freeze on hiring more doctors. Our loss was the U.S.'s gain. Parker is now vice-president of U.S. Health-Works, a network of more than 140 medical clinics across the country.Now in BC there is still a huge shortage of doctors. Here in Surrey there are 10 taking new patients. Only two are Canadian trained. None are US trained (naturally). The other eight are from South Africa (2), the UK(2), India(2) and Pakistan(2).
Great system, huh?