About Rockdoc

Helping People Navigate Healthcare

Rockdoc Consulting Inc. is the leading provider of medical services, medical direction, and healthcare consulting for events, mass gatherings, industry, government projects and personalized medical services.

Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, with affiliates across Canada, Rockdoc has decades of experience providing emergent, urgent and continuing healthcare – meeting and exceeding the standard of care by helping our clients effectively navigate both the public and private systems to achieve their goals.

Our Team

Rockdoc is readied and at your service, comprised of an experienced team of licensed and certified professionals

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Dr. Samuel J. Gutman, MD CCFP (Emergency and Sport & Exercise Medicine)

President & Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Samuel J. Gutman, MD CCFP (Emergency and Sport & Exercise Medicine)

President & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Gutman is the President and Founder of Rockdoc Consulting Inc., an attending ER Physician in the Emergency Department at Lion’s Gate Hospital, and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He also is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician with an interest in concussions, endurance and combat sports.

Dr. Gutman graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario School of Medicine in 1991. He interned at St. Paul’s hospital and worked parts of 10 years in St. Paul’s ER and ICU and has nearly 25 years of experience as a primary care and ER doctor working in major trauma and referral hospitals in BC. He was the founding Director of the Performance Health Program at the Fortius Institute for Sport and Health, as well as the Medical Director of Ironman Canada and is the Medical Director of several other marathons and races.

Dr. Gutman’s business and consulting experience includes successfully designing, implementing and operating a range of healthcare related businesses including personalized primary care and assessment programs for performers, corporate executives and elite athletes. Dr. Gutman is the most experienced Medical Director for Mass Gatherings in Canada. He has designed and operated the medical and emergency programs for numerous music festivals and large-scale mass gatherings. He provides medical direction for oil and gas projects and remote medical camps, as well as a large maximum security urban Police Jail. Dr. Gutman also spent two years as a Venture Partner with RecapHealth Ventures, a health venture capital firm in Vancouver.

He is a frequent expert contributor to various media outlets and governments on a variety of topics including; substance abuse, adolescent and young adult risk behavior, harm reduction, and mass gathering medicine as well as extreme and combat sports. He was the co-founder of the UBC Mass Gathering Medicine Research Institute, a global leader in mass gathering medicine research and has published scholarly papers and book chapters on a number of topics.

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Kaitlyn Burke, BSc, BJ

Vice President & General Manager

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Kaitlyn Burke, BSc, BJ

Vice President & General Manager

With a business administration and marketing background, Kaitlyn is responsible for the overall management and business development across all of Rockdoc’s events, consulting, and medical direction services.

Kaitlyn is a dynamic achiever with prior experience as an account executive at Jacht Advertising and was the Public Relations Director for the Shriners Society of Nebraska.  She spent two years as a marketing and communications consultant with RecapHealth Ventures, a health venture capital firm in Vancouver.  Additionally, Kaitlyn founded New Heights Basketball Academy, which focuses on empowering and mentoring girls and young women through sports.

A decorated former US College student-athlete and Canadian National team athlete, Kaitlyn graduated from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising and Public Relations and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During her time at Nebraska, she played varsity basketball and won numerous accolades including Academic All Big Ten, Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, and was a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Candidate. Kaitlyn has been with Rockdoc since 2012.

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Belinda Gutman, RN, MSN

Clinical Services Director & Controller

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Belinda Gutman, RN, MSN

Clinical Services Director & Controller

With a Nursing and financial background, Belinda is responsible for the management and oversight of financials for Rockdoc as well as the clinical oversight of all nursing personnel at Rockdoc.

Belinda possesses years of experience as a bedside nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver in HIV care, Acute Medicine and the Emergency Room, BC Children’s Hospital ER, and in the private sector. She has also worked as a Street Nurse on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and had extensive exposure to social issues, substance abuse, and violence prevalent in this community. Belinda later moved to an educator role as a Nursing Instructor at BCIT and Vancouver Community College. Belinda has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from BCIT, and a Masters of Science in Nursing at UBC.

Belinda’s passion for helping people goes beyond her career. She has held positions on the Board of Directors at the Vancouver Holocaust Education Center, and Vancouver Talmud Torah School. Belinda was born and raised in New Zealand before moving to Vancouver and is an avid runner. Belinda has been with Rockdoc since its inception in 2008.

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Chris Sorensen, PCP-IV

Director of Production

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Chris Sorensen, PCP-IV

Director of Production

With a management and clinical background, Chris is responsible for the Production of all events and management of event staff and volunteers.

Chris is an incredible achiever with and array of talents including event production, construction management, and is a medical and fire professional. Chris has previous experience includes project management for Eton-West Construction B.C. Inc., management of various restaurants and has been responsible for producing numerous Rockdoc events including The Pemberton Music Festival, Scotiabank Half Marathon, Contact Winter Music Festival and many more.

A graduate of the Justice Institute of British Columbia Fire and Paramedic Academies, Chris also works with BC Emergency Health Services (BC Ambulance) and holds an extensive list of certifications and licenses relating to fire fighting, technical rescue and paramedicine. Chris’ passions include outdoor activities, travel, and soccer.

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Andrew Durham, BSc, PCP-IV

Production Lead / Medical Operations Coordinator

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Andrew Durham, BSc, PCP-IV

Production Lead / Medical Operations Coordinator

With a clinical management and events background, Andrew is responsible for producing events and ensuring the success of our medical team and deployments.

Andrew brings eight years of experience in event operations as well as seven years of experience in primary care healthcare to the medical operations team. He has experience in management with many of the major events in the Lower Mainland in both logistical and medical capacities, including The Vancouver Sun Run, Pemberton Music Festival and Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon. His experience and understanding of overall event operations allows him to seamlessly integrate and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders. His clinical training allows him to provide on-the-ground leadership to the medical team in addition to strong logistical support and coordination.

Andrew graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences and Minor in Psychology. While completing his undergraduate degree he also trained as a Primary Care Paramedic with the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He currently manages two highly busy primary care medical clinics in Vancouver and Victoria and provides consulting and development services for medical offices in the Lower Mainland. In his free time, Andrew is an avid musician and enjoys volunteering with community events as well as Easter Seals.

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Howard Hum, CA, CPA, B.Com, PCP-IV

Equipment and Operations Manager & Strategic Advisor

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Howard Hum, CA, CPA, B.Com, PCP

Equipment and Operations Manager & Strategic Advisor

Howard is a financial & operational executive with nearly 30 years of success providing strategic vision and leadership in organizational value creation with both private and public companies.  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant – Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Howard adapts quickly to new challenges, opportunities, industries and businesses to focus resources on the critical issues.  He engages and partners with internal and external stakeholders and is a catalyst for improvements in risk management, financial, operational, capital and budget frameworks.

Howard is now semi-retired and focused on giving back to sport and community.  He is a primary care paramedic, works for BC Ambulance and is proud to be associated with Rockdoc.  Howard is a National Referee and a Director of Volleyball Canada.

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Join Our Team

We are always looking for passionate and professional individuals to join our team.

Rockdoc is a fast paced team of dynamic people, committed to providing value to our clients by ensuring our staff members have fun and are fully supported, challenged and appreciated when working with Rockdoc.

Our Partners

We take great pride in working with these prestigious partners

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Event Medical, Medical Direction, Healthcare Consulting, EMS, EMT
Event Medical, Medical Direction, Healthcare Consulting, EMS, EMT
Event Medical, Medical Direction, Healthcare Consulting, EMS, EMT
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Our Values

At Rockdoc, we work hard to treat every person as if they are a guest in our home, ensuring they have a positive experience and can achieve their goals

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Trust

Our patients and clients know that they can rely on Rockdoc to care and advocate for them and assure their success.
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Education

Growth of knowledge and understanding for our team members, our partners and our company. We are committed to research, teaching and continuous learning.
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Collaboration

We engage with our customers to reduce their risk. We empower our team members to use their knowledge and promote their ideas. We partner with other providers, agencies and governments to protect public safety.
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Fun

Success derives from commitment. Commitment is driven by reward. Fun and enjoyment are the most ubiquitous and valued rewards.
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Professionalism

The Rockdoc team will always bring the appropriate forethought, skill and expertise to everything we do.