Dr. Gert Jacobs is a General Practice Dermatologist and the co-founder 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. Jacobs grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where he earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Stellenbach 1994. While studying toward those degrees he met his wife, Therry, a cosmetologist with whom he would eventually open Discovery Laser Skin Care Clinic in Campbell River.
Long before that, however, when Dr. Jacobs finished his residency in Cape Town, he moved to England with Therry and worked throughout the country as a general practitioner and Emergency Doctor before returning to South Africa, where he worked as a GP for one more year.
In 1996, lured by a country that highly valued South African doctors and whose vast open spaces fascinated them, the couple moved to Canada and settled in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. Dr. Jacobs practiced as a GP in Nipawin for five years and attained his CCFP (Canadian Certification in Family Medicine) from the University of Alberta before the irresistible call of the ocean brought him and Therry, along with their new daughter, to Campbell River in 2002.
Dr. Jacobs completed his Masters in Practical Dermatology in September 2016, making him one of only a handful of doctors in British Columbia with the MScPD designation.
Learn more about Dr. Gert Jacobs at Practical Dermatology