Our Vision

To be the preferred independent medical assessment provider.

Our Mission Statement

Health First is a BC-owned and operated provider of independent medical evaluations.  Our mission is to:

  • Provide the right assessment at the right time
  • Be flexible and innovative in order to meet the changing needs of our clients
  • Provide leading experts who author high quality reports
  • Be responsive to the needs of our clients, examinees and consultants
  • To develop and utilize technology that improves efficiency and reduces costs in the production of independent medical evaluation reports

Our priority is to provide service excellence and build strong relationships with both clients and our medical and paramedical consultants.  Our goal is to be fair, inclusive and respectful in all of our interactions.

Our Professional Team

Louise Craig
President / Functional Capacity Evaluator
In addition to her role as president of Health First Health Care Solutions, Louise is a registered physiotherapist and her clinical practice is dedicated to providing functional capacity evaluations and cost of future care analysis.
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Andrew Hosking
Functional Capacity Evaluator / Physiotherapist
Andrew has 32 years of experience as a clinical physiotherapist, and has prepared over 800 functional capacity evaluations and functional tests, coordinating and providing rehabilitation to clients.
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Simone Hartman-Szarkiewicz
Director of Cost of Future Care/Life Care Planner
Simone Hartman-Szarkiewicz has been dedicated to providing safe, ethical and effective hospital, clinic and community-based treatment, case management, rehabilitation and return-to-work services throughout the Lower Mainland.
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Dr. R. Douglas Hamm, MD, CCFP, FCBOM, FRCPC
Specialist in Occupational Medicine
Dr. Hamm has conducted hundreds of independent medical examinations, and has served as an occupational medical consultant to industry (both employers and unions), the legal community and the Workers’ Compensation Board (now WorkSafeBC).
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Jocelyne Fidyk
Operations Manager
Dearbhaile Ni Aodha
Intake Coordinator