“I always expected I would become an internal medicine specialist given my background in high blood pressure studies. My first exposure to dermatology was in my second year of medical school. I was immediately hooked.
"I was, and still am, fascinated by the ability to visualize the disease through pattern recognition. The scope of disease in the skin is so extensive – including inflammation, cancer, autoimmune conditions to name a few. Every day I am challenged by a few unique cases which remind me of the complexity of the skin.
"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 hypertension 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 practice. Dr. Weichert offers a variety of non-surgical 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, kayaking and raising chickens!