Dr. Janet Ip is a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia Department of Family Practice, and has been a member of the Pacific Dermaesthetics team since 2007. She practices family medicine with a special interest in dermatology, and finds it rewarding to be a skin-related resource to other members in her medical profession.
Realizing the importance of primary care, Dr. Ip finds it particularly gratifying in forming long-term relationships with patients, as well as seeing a broad range of medical conditions, including skin disorders.
Dr. Ip has always been interested in teaching, and early on in her career she realized that as a family physician she could have the best of both worlds—through maintaining involvement in teaching medical students and family practice residents in the field of dermatology. She enjoys helping students develop confidence in their diagnostic and procedural skills and strives to instill the value of effective comprehensive patient care.
Dr. Ip co-authored the article, “Early Detection of Skin Cancer by Family Physicians: A Pilot Project”, published in the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, which she has presented at various forums. The significant impact of the article and lectures was recognized with the Dr. A. Maxwell Evans Award presented by the BC Cancer Foundation. Additionally, her efforts in skin cancer prevention include participation in free public screening clinics hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association.