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If you need to consult an Obstetrician or Gynaecologist in Williams Lake, visit Cariboo Chiropractic & Medical Centre. A woman’s healthcare needs change throughout her life. Understanding the importance of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and their role in a woman’s overall health. While a Gynaecologist specializes in the reproductive health of a woman, an obstetrician offers care and treatment for all aspects of pregnancy. Appointments are by referral only from a family physician.


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Dr. Skye Raffard, Obstetrics & Gynaecology  BSc MD FRCSC

With her roots in Midwifery, Dr. Raffard returned to university as a wife, mother, and mature student, determined to fulfill her lifelong goal of becoming a surgeon.  With a Bachelor of Science from University of Victoria, in Neuropsychology and Microbiology, she next attended Medical School at the University of British Columbia.  Her internship followed at the very busy Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC and then Residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UBC.  When her training was complete, Dr. Raffard took up a position at Cariboo Memorial Hospital, in beautiful Williams Lake, BC.  As a rural specialist, Dr. Raffard is a generalist OB/GYN, providing care in Perinatology and high-risk Obstetrics, Urogynaecology, Gyneoncolgy and Infertility.  She is a clinical instructor in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC and a Colposcopist for the BC Cancer Agency.


Dr. Raffard is also in demand as a Faculty instructor for SeaCourses, CME Away, and off shore continuing medical education for family doctors.


Obstetricians and gynaecologists treat a range of conditions. Obstetricians are involved with prenatal care and treat people during preconception, pregnancy and childbirth. Gynaecologists specialize in the female reproductive system and offer related healthcare and treatment. 


Obstetricians treat conditions like: 

  • High blood pressure

  • Preeclampsia

  • Placenta issues

  • Ectopic pregnancies

  • Miscarriages 

  • Morning sickness

  • Muscle pains 

  • Gestational diabetes 

  • Genetic disorders

  • Infections 

  • Delivery through cesarean section

  • Fetal distress

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Obstetricians can perform the following surgical procedures:

  • Episiotomy 

  • Dilation and curettage 

  • Cesarean delivery 

  • Vaginal delivery 

  • Cervical cerclage

They are also trained in using forceps or vacuums to assist with birthing. 


Gynaecologists offer treatment for the following issues:

  • Uterine fibroids 

  • Ovarian cysts 

  • Endometriosis 

  • Cervical and vaginal polyps 

  • Vaginal infections 

  • Prolapse of pelvic organs 

  • Irregular menstruation 

  • Cancers of the reproductive system 

  • Conditions that cause pain during intercourse

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