Dr. Sutton was born in South Africa, where he first studied to become a pharmacist, prior to completing his medical degree and becoming a practicing physician in Johannesburg. Before long, the desire to move to Canada proved irresistible, and Dr. Suttons’ spirit of adventure took him to Nova Scotia. Some 28 years later, with 20 of those years in full time emergency work, combined with teaching at Dalhousie University, our great fortune was to cross paths with Dr. Sutton and his Nova Scotian partner, Linda, who herself has spent 35 years as an RN working in Acute Care, as well as maternity and delivery services. “We’re a team, in every sense of the word”, says Linda.
With their children raised and settled into their own families, the innate spirit of adventure this couple shares allowed them to contemplate a whole new chapter in their lives, despite the comfort and contentment in their maritime home, lives and work. “Leaving great jobs, our kids and grandkids and our community behind was a difficult decision,” explained Dr. Sutton, “but we both fell in love with the beauty of the Pender Harbour region, and the opportunity to meet a whole new group of people who seem to share our passion for the outdoors, for nature, and for living in a small, close knit community.”
What a combination. An ocean of compassion, a world of experience, and a single universal truth: the greatest part of being human, is the generosity to be found in our shared humanity. Please join us in welcoming our new healthcare team to our cherished Pender Harbour Health Centre.
Thank you for trusting your medical care to Dr. Colin Sutton’s Family Practice.
When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Sutton we set aside enough time to provide you with the highest quality care.
Should you need to cancel or rescheduled an appointment please contact our office as soon as possible, and no later than 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. This gives us time to schedule other patients who may be waiting for an appointment.
|10:00am – 4:00pm
||Monday – Thursday ( by appointment only)
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all statutory holidays
However due to Dr. Sutton’s Emergency Department schedule continually changing the above hours may differ
Please see our Appointment Cancellation/No Show Policy below:
- Effective July 13, 2021 any booked patient who fails to show or cancels/reschedules an appointment and has not contacted our office with at least 24 hours notice will be considered a No Show and charged a $50.00 fee. (see BC Doctors Guide for uninsured services)
- Any new patient who fails to show for their initial visit will not be rescheduled.
- The fee is charged to the patient, not the insurance company, and is due prior to booking another office visit.
- Please contact our Office Manager, if you have any questions.
Some medical office services are not covered by the BC Medical Services Plan and must be paid for directly by the patient, regardless of whether they have BC Health Insurance or not. The fees charged by the clinic for uninsured services are in compliance with the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA) guidelines, which are updated on an annual basis.
*Subject to change
BC Drivers Medical (Orange form) $100
Missed Appointments / Cancellation (no show or less than 24hrs notice) $50.00
Marine Medical $150.00
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting new patients?
At this time we are not accepting new patients, however you may call to be put on a waitlist. You can also check the website fetchbc to see who is accepting new patients.
Do I need an appointment for renewing my medication?
It is preferred by the physician that you book an appointment at least 2 weeks prior to running our of your medications. You can have your pharmacy fax a request or call reception and your physician will let you know if an appointment is necessary. However, certain medications always require an appointment with your physician.
How long will it take to get my test results?
Most lab results are received within 48 hours. Other tests such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s can take 5 to 10 days.
I haven’t heard from anyone regarding my referral.
We are more than happy to provide you with the telephone number of the establishment and the date your referral was sent. However, it is your responsibility to call the establishment and check the status of your referral.
Do you need an appointment for TAP forms?
No appointment is necessary for a TAP form, however you must be a patient of Dr. Sutton’s in order to receive a TAP form. You can come to the front desk and the receptionist will be happy to give you one.