“My first exposure to Dermatology was in my second year of medical school. I was immediately hooked.
"I am fascinated by the ability to visualize disease through pattern recognition in the skin of a patient. The scope of disease in the skin is so extensive, including inflammation, cancer, and autoimmune conditions to name a few. Every day I am challenged by a few unique cases that remind me of the complexity of the skin.
"Synergy Medical Aesthetics allows me to offer cosmetic treatments in addition to my long-standing medical Dermatology practice. I love my specialty and cannot imagine practicing any other kind of medicine.”
Dr. Gabriele Weichert (Dermatologist) is originally from Ottawa. She graduated with a degree in Biology from Waterloo University before completing a PhD in medical research at the University of British Columbia. She then obtained her medical school training at McMaster University (1998) before specializing in Dermatology at the University of British Columbia. This five-year training program allows Dr. Weichert to offer expertise in all aspects of skin disease, including inflammatory, cancerous, and surgical dermatology problems. She is a Dermatology Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2003).
Shortly after her training, she moved to Nanaimo to establish her medical Dermatology practice at Skin Care West. In 2017, Dr. Weichert has added aesthetic medical services to her practice at Synergy Medical Aesthetics. She offers a wide range of treatments including injectables and laser treatments for healthier and better-looking skin.
When away from clinic, Dr. Weichert enjoys time with her husband and two children. She keeps busy reading, cross-country skiing, running, paddle-boarding and organic farming!