Meet Our Practitioners
Dr. Lilli Kerby
I’m a BC girl through and through. Born and raised in Rossland, I returned to take up a practice in my home town after studying Biochemisty as an undergraduate, then Medicine at UBC. I also took time to work at Teck in various roles, and teach English and travel abroad. I always knew I would end up back here though, as this is clearly the best place on Earth to live and raise a family.
We are always looking for ways to improve our care of our patients, and I’m look forward to adopting new technology and working along-side allied health care providers to help us care for our amazing patients. Working in a small town makes patients, staff, and colleagues feel like family, and it’s a privilege to be involved with so many wonderful people.
Dr. Laara Banner
I was lucky to have spent the greater part of my childhood in Rossland and on the shores of Kootenay Lake. I completed my Medical Degree at the University of British Columbia in 2000, followed by Family Medicine Residency at the University of Calgary in 2002.
After practicing Family Medicine in several other parts of Canada, including three years in Yellowknife, NT, the opportunity arose to return to Rossland, raise my two children here and join the Monashee Medical Clinic. This has truly been a dream come true; to work with a team of caring and conscientious clinic staff and physicians, and to serve such a health conscious community of artists, athletes and lovers of the great outdoors!
After being humbled by a chronic medical condition within my own family in 2014, I discovered and became passionate about learning and practicing Functional Medicine. The goal of Functional Medicine is to heal the digestive system and to find the root cause of chronic autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. In addition to my Family Medicine practice, I see patients for Functional Medicine on a referral basis from their primary care providers. www.ifm.org
When not working, I can be found cooking, doing yoga or, with my husband and kids, enjoying the West Kootenay’s incredible mountain trails and lakes – on foot, bike or skis!
Dr. Jonas Sandstrom
I joined the Monashee Medical clinic in 1997 (has it been that long????) when fate brought me here as a newly graduated physician. I still remember my first impression of Rossland and that feeling of arriving in a town with true soul, a place where friendships are genuine, where you are surrounded by 360 degrees of adventure, recreation and unspoiled nature. I fell in love with Rossland and its people! I feel privileged to work and play in this incredible community where I feel a deep connection with my patients and I can’t think of a better place to raise a family.