Two new doctors are coming to Fort St. John this month to join ABC Medical Clinic.

Northern Health released an announcement last week welcoming Dr. Khandker and Dr. Rahman to the clinic. Both physicians will be taking over an existing practice and will not be accepting new patients, according to Northern Health.

Northern Health says both doctors completed the University of British Columbia’s Family Medicine Residency Program for International Medical Graduates. The program allows physicians trained outside of Canada to be matched to communities of need in return for a commitment to that community for a minimum of two years.

Before arriving in Fort St. John, Dr. Kandker and Dr. Rahman were both based in Kamloops.

“Dr. Khandker believes that a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship between doctors and patients is key to effective healthcare. She is excited to join the ABC Medical Clinic team and is looking forward to getting to know her patients,” says Northern Health.

“Dr. Rahman feels fortunate to have known patients from various backgrounds and all ages. He looks forward to working with the Fort St. John medical community and his clinic staff, as he gets to know and support his patients on their health journey.”

So far, eight new doctors have been announced this year by a clinic or Northern Health.

Earlier this month, the Fort St. John Family Practice Associates Clinic welcomed Dr. Huria Zafar, Dr. Courtney Boyer, and Dr. Dennis Zhang.

In September, the North Peace Primary Care Clinic welcomed Dr. A. Hakim Albiatly, the last of three doctors Northern Health announced earlier this year. The clinic welcomed Dr. Stephen Akinkunmi in June and Dr. Ademola Aremu in March.