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Dr. Crosbie Watler, MD, FRCPC

Addiction Psychiatrist

Dr. Crosbie Watler  

Dr. Crosbie Watler completed his MA in Psychology at Lakehead University, before going to Medical School at McMaster in 1988. Following medical school, Dr. Watler completed his residency in psychiatry at Dalhousie University. Upon completion, he worked in Kenora, Ontario from 1995-2001, where he was Chief of Psychiatry at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital. In 2001 Dr. Walter relocated to Duncan BC with his wife and their three children, working within Island Health, where he served for 4 years as Medical Director for their Mental Health and Substance Use portfolio and Department Head for Psychiatry. 

Dr. Watler brings a breadth of experience from practice in multiple settings including, tertiary, inpatient, outpatient and ACT.  Dr. Watler’s current interests focus on incorporating the best of modern medicine with holistic/integrative health. He strongly subscribes to the view that vital health goes beyond the absence of disease. Recovery is not only possible, but expected, when the treatment plan is grounded in a fulsome understanding of the individual across the interface of body, mind and spirit.

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