Our Team

Dr. Piper Chalke

Family Physician

Dr. Chalke has degrees in health sciences and medicine. Following residency at the UBC Island Medical Program, she set up her family medicine practice in Metchosin with a special interest in women's health and maternity care. When not at the office, Dr. Chalke enjoys being immersed in oceanside nature landscapes of the west coast.

Dr. Robert O'Connor

Family Physician

Dr. O'Connor has degrees in biochemistry and medicine. Following residency at MUN, he worked in a Newfoundland outport oceanside hospital, then set up the current oceanside medical office in Metchosin. When not at the office, he can sometimes be found on a bike enjoying the trails, or a kayak enjoying the coastline bays.

Dr. Juliane Riemer

Family Physician

Dr. Riemer has loved living in Victoria area for the last 12 years! After completing her medical training in Alberta, and residency at UBC, she has been practicing family medicine with maternity care in Victoria since 2013. When she is not at the office, she can be found exploring the many trails and beaches that Vancouver island has to offer, along with her husband and kids.

Dr. Dan O'Connell

Locum Family Physician

Dr. O'Connell has so far enjoyed over 25 years helping the patients in Metchosin through a family medicine practice including palliative care. He now kindly offers locum coverage when needed for Metchosin physicians. When not treating patients, Dr. O'Connell can be found running through the cross-country trails of Metchosin.

Mira Wade

Clinical Researcher

Mira has a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry for Medical Science from the University of Victoria. She hopes to train in medical school, then serve the Vancouver Island community after her residency. While not performing research or studying, Mira loves exploring the many coastlines of the island.

Donna Berndt

Office Manager

Donna is an office manager. She works half-time. She brings over 25 years of experience helping organize patients' care in Metchosin. When not working, Donna travels the world over, hiking peaks in different locales.

Debbie Ibaraki

Office Manager

Debbie kindly provides backup for Donna, Roxie, and Mel whenever needed. Debbie has decades of experience as an office manager. Debbie enjoys exploring the outdoor forests of west coast.

Roxie Fehr

Office Manager

Roxie is an office manager, working half-time. A polymath, Roxie works hard at every task that comes her way, a true rock star. When not at the office, Roxie keeps fit with hot yoga.

Mel Ohlsson

Office Manager

Mel is a full-time office manager. She brings years of experience in medical offices, including maternity. In her spare time, Mel enjoys cycling and creating great works as a chef.


Jeanette McMillan

Registered Nurse

Jeanette is a Masters-prepared registered nurse, and has taught at both University of Victoria and Camosun College. Her areas of expertise include primary health in remote communities, neurological rehabilitation, medicine/surgery and obstetrics. Jeanette's personal interests include landscape painting, harmonica and fitness.