Patient referrals

Primary care physicians can refer their patients for consultation with a renal care specialist affiliated with the Renal Program at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Patient referrals are seen by members of the Pacific Nephrology Group, a team of nephrologists with offices across from St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Members of the group also provide outpatient consultation services in Powell River (qathet Community Dialysis Unit), Sechelt, Squamish, North Vancouver and Richmond.

Consultation is offered in English, French, German, Italian, Farsi, Punjabi and Cantonese. Translation services are also available if required.

Pacific Nephrology Group physicians currently accepting new outpatients are:

  • Dr. Monica Beaulieu
  • Dr. Linda DeLuca
  • Dr. Myriam Farah
  • Dr. Jagbir Gill
  • Dr. Abeed Jamal
  • Dr. Bev Jung
  • Dr. Mercedeh Kiaii
  • Dr. David Prchal

How to refer

Referring physicians are required to send a referral note plus the necessary bloodwork. If requesting a specific physician among the group, please indicate this on the referral.

Faxed referrals are preferred. Send faxes to the Pacific Nephrology Group at 604-681-4482.


Urgent cases are triaged for consultation. Non-urgent cases are booked according to the next available appointment.

Once the referral has been sent, the referring physician and the patient will be contacted within 48 hours and advised of the appointment time. Typically, the wait is approximately four to six weeks. If you are requesting consultation with a specific physician in the Pacific Nephrology Group, the wait may be longer.

The initial consultation will be one hour. Subsequent follow-up will be arranged by the Pacific Nephrology Group specialist. If the patient is referred to the Kidney Care Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital, all further care will be provided at the clinic under the direction of the clinic physician.

Contact Us

Pacific Nephrology Group
608-1125 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2K8
Tel: 604-681-7191
Fax: 604-681-4482