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Dr. Gert Jacobs

Dr. Gert Jacobs is a General Practice Dermatologist and the medical director of Discovery Laser Skin Care Clinic. He splits his practice between medical aesthetics and referral-based, primary care dermatology, with a particular interest in pre-cancer screening, actinic keratosis, psoriasis, acne and eczema.

Dr. Gert Jacobs M.B., Ch.B., CCFP, DPD, MSc.PD, FCFP

Dr. Jacobs grew up in Cape Town, South Africa where he earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Stellenbosch in 1995.

In 1996, he worked in England for a year as an Emergency Doctor at multiple hospitals throughout the country.

Dr. Jacobs and his wife Therry, then moved to Nipawin, Saskatchewan in 1997, where Dr. Jacobs worked as a General Practitioner and an Emergency Doctor. In addition to his regular work schedule, Dr. Jacobs flew bi-weekly to provide health care to remote First Nation reserves in Northern Saskatchewan. During this time, he attained his CCFP (Canadian Certification in Family Medicine).

Missing the ocean, the couple and their first daughter settled in Campbell River, in 2002. Here, Dr. Jacobs worked as a General Practitioner and Emergency Doctor. In 2005, when Therry opened Discovery Laser, Dr. Jacobs began consulting for the medi-spa. Driven by his passion for skin care, Dr. Jacobs ended his career as a GP and opened his Practical Dermatology clinic. In 2016, he acquired his Bachelor of Practical Dermatology from the University of Cardiff in Whales, soon followed by a Masters in Practical Dermatology at University of Cardiff. Shortly after, Dr. Jacobs acquired a Fellowship from the College of Canadian Family Medicine (FCFP).

Learn more about Dr. Gert Jacobs at Practical Dermatology