Check back here frequently for updates on our progress while our clinic is being built.
We will also post updates on any new physicians who will be joining our practice.
Update: 20th July 2016
Update: 20th July 2016
We have exciting news! As many of you know, we have been searching far and wide to find the right female family physician to join our team. We are excited to announce that we have finally been successful in our search!
Dr Lisa World will be joining our practice as of October 3rd, 2016!
Dr World grew up in Whitecourt, and is a graduate of the University of Alberta. Dr World is a family physician with a special interest in Women's Health, and thus has specialised knowledge in areas including contraception (including IUD insertions), menopause, incontinence. She is also happy to manage pregnancies until up to 28 weeks (after which patients will be referred to an obstetrician who delivers at the hospital of their choice).
Dr World has excellent interpersonal skills and a wonderful bedside manner. An added bonus, is that she joins us full time! She will likely fill up quickly though (good female physicians always do!), so patients are advised to call/email as soon as possible to book meet and greet appointments!
Update: April 14th 2016
We are happy to announce that we have extended our opening hours even further!
We will now be open until 8pm weekdays from Monday to Thursday (Fridays till 5pm), as well as from 10am till 2pm on Saturdays!
We have recruited Dr David Smith to our team to assist with some of the extra hours.
We are also extending our on-call service to include patients who are not affiliated with our practice. We welcome all patients who are in need of urgent care after hours to contact us via the Message button on our Facebook Page or by calling the office and leaving a voicemail message (dial '0' to reach voicemail). Our on-call physician will get in touch once the message is received.
We are also pleased to announce that we will soon be able to do casting in the office! Several of our physicians have extensive emergency department experience and are proficient in managing simple fractures. We have ordered the necessary supplies and should have them shortly (Watch this space!)
Update: October 12th 2015
We have exciting news!
Introducing our incomparable After Hours Service!
If you are in need of urgent medical attention outside of our opening hours, send us a message on our Facebook page. This message will be forwarded to the mobile phone of our on-call physician, who will get in touch and (based on availability) will arrange to meet you at the office and open up after hours to see you! No need to wait! Simply show up at the agreed time, get seen immediately and off you go!
We still have some room to accept new patients - but our accepting physicians continue to fill up rapidly! Both are likely to have full practices in the next 2 months! If you would like to take advantage of this service (and acquire an excellent family physician who genuinely cares about your well-being) then you are advised to book a meet and greet appointment without delay!
Please note, there are some additional provisos:
Currently we have only one physician available to provide this service. We hope to recruit a few more - but until we do, this service will be subject to his availability. When he isn't available on the same day, we will make arrangements for you to be seen by the next day as far as possible.
If you get in touch with symptoms that suggest a genuine emergency, you will be redirected to an emergency department
This service will not be available for any gynae-related issues. Our physician providing this service is male, and will not do a gynae examination without a chaperone in attendance...
Our credo is to treat our patients the way we'd like ourselves or our family members treated. This service is one more way of illustrating the lengths our physicians are willing to go to, to ensure the well-being and comfort of our patients...