Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic

Alberta Indigenous
Virtual Care Clinic

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Dr. Susan Adelmann

Family Medicine
Blood Tribe

Dr. Susan Adelmann is from Treaty 1 Territory, growing up in the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Dakota, and Métis Nations (Winnipeg, MB), but have lived in Treaty 7 Territory, in the traditional land of the Niitsitapi/Blackfoot Nation (Lethbridge, AB) for the past eight years. She is grateful to the First Nations of Manitoba for allowing her European ancestors to seek refuge from the Russian Revolution in the early 1900s. She completed her undergraduate and medical schooling in Manitoba and completed a Rural Family Medicine residency program in southern Alberta in 2014. She has spent five years working on an itinerant basis in the Northwest Territories where she did full-scope family practice including clinic, hospital medicine, ER shifts, and low-risk obstetrical deliveries. Since January 2020 she has been working on the Blood Tribe reserve doing clinic and addiction medicine. She likes working in remote communities.

Dr. Susan Adelmann

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Dr Cara Babiltz

Dr. Cara Babiltz

Family Medicine
Indigenous Wellness Clinic

 

Dr. Cara Babiltz

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Dr. Kendra Barrick

Dr. Kendra Barrick

Family Medicine Ridgeview Medical Centre

Dr. Barrick obtained her Medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 2014. Originally from Kitchener, Ontario, she moved to Calgary to start her Family Medicine residency at the University of Calgary and instantly fell in love with the mountains and the people.

Dr. Barrick's practice interests include Addiction Medicine, Palliative Care and Mental Health Counselling. Additionally, she works as a clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary and teaches medical students and residents. When not practicing medicine, you can find Dr. Barrick in the mountains running, hiking, and ice-climbing!

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Dr. Kendra Barrick

Dr. Kendra Barrick

Family Medicine Ridgeview Medical Centre

Dr. Barrick obtained her Medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 2014. Originally from Kitchener, Ontario, she moved to Calgary to start her Family Medicine residency at the University of Calgary and instantly fell in love with the mountains and the people.

Dr. Barrick's practice interests include Addiction Medicine, Palliative Care and Mental Health Counselling. Additionally, she works as a clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary and teaches medical students and residents. When not practicing medicine, you can find Dr. Barrick in the mountains running, hiking, and ice-climbing!

Dr. Kendra Barrick

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Dr. Nicole Cardinal

Family Medicine
Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Dr. Susan Adelmann is from Treaty 1 Territory, growing up in the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Dakota, and Métis Nations (Winnipeg, MB), but have lived in Treaty 7 Territory, in the traditional land of the Niitsitapi/Blackfoot Nation (Lethbridge, AB) for the past eight years. She is grateful to the First Nations of Manitoba for allowing her European ancestors to seek refuge from the Russian Revolution in the early 1900s. She completed her undergraduate and medical schooling in Manitoba and completed a Rural Family Medicine residency program in southern Alberta in 2014. She has spent five years working on an itinerant basis in the Northwest Territories where she did full-scope family practice including clinic, hospital medicine, ER shifts, and low-risk obstetrical deliveries. Since January 2020 she has been working on the Blood Tribe reserve doing clinic and addiction medicine. She likes working in remote communities.

Dr. Nicole Cardinal

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Dr. Neill Fox

Family Medicine
Blood Tribe

Dr. Neill Fox

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Dr. Jill Galipeau

Family Medicine
Indigenous Wellness Clinic

Dr. Jill Galipeau is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and completed her training in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Jill Galipeau

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Dr. Amy Gausvik

AIVCC Medical Director, Family Medicine
Eden Valley Bearspaw First Nation

Dr. Gausvik finished her family medicine training in 2006 and has been working in Alberta ever since. She works on the First Nation reserve of Eden Valley as well as maternity care and delivering babies in the Town of High River. She also teaches medical students at the University of Calgary. Her loves include volunteering for medical work overseas, movie nights, and summer camping in her little trailer with her husband and 3 children. The youngest two are twins, which makes things very busy but very fun!

Dr. Amy Gausvik

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Dr. Christine Kennedy

Family Medicine
Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, Tsuu T’ina Nation

Dr. Christine Kennedy is a physician who trained at the University of Calgary (same class as Dr. Gausvik). She is a Family Physician as well as a specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine, practicing all three here in Alberta. She has lived and practiced in Wood Buffalo Region and recently moved her family back to Calgary. She is a physician with the Frail Elderly ARP, the Addictions consulting team for Rockyview General Hospital, the RAAM Clinic at Adult Addiction Services (AHS), a Family Physician for Chipewyan Prairie First Nation at the Janvier Health Centre, and has been a long term locum for the Health Centre at Tsuut’ina Nation. In the last 8 months, when she is not dealing with COVID-19 from a Public Health perspective, she looks after multiple family pets and three young children.

Dr. Christine Kennedy

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Dr. John Paterson

Family Medicine
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

Dr. John Paterson is a Family Physician who has worked at the Indigenous Wellness Clinic in Edmonton since 2017. His current practice is split between inner city Edmonton and Fort Chipewyan in Northern Alberta.

Dr. John Paterson

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Dr. Nicole Perkes

Family Medicine

Dr. Nicole Perkes completed medical school at the University of British Columbia and postgraduate training in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She has an interest in Orthopedics and musculoskeletal issues, as well as all aspects of Women's Health from contraception all the way to menopause.

Dr. Nicole Perkes

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Dr. Lana Potts

Family Medicine
Siksika First Nation

Sookwiipamii "Last to Come In", Dr. Lana Rose Potts BScN MD CCFP is a Family Physician at the Siksika Health and Wellness Centre Niitsitapi Learning Centre and the Elbow River Healing Lodge. She was raised in the Piikani Nation in Traditional Blackfoot Territory. Dr. Potts completed a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Nursing from the University of Alberta and went on to graduate with a medical degree from The Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lana completed her residency training in Indigenous Family Medicine at UBC. Lana is an advocate for First Nations children. She spends her time researching methods to improve First Nations Health determinants. She is a renowned speaker and has published work on Indian Residential School and Tuberculosis. She is married to Robert Benjoe and is the proud mother to her daughter Annataki and son Nodin

Dr. Lana Potts

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Dr. Sonya Regehr

Family Medicine
Tsuu T’ina Nation

Dr. Regehr grew up in Saskatchewan before moving to Alberta to attend medical school and has been working here ever since. She has over two decades of experience as a family doctor and has been working at the Tsuut’ina Health Centre since 2008. She enjoys meeting with her patients at the clinic but also while running with her dogs in the Weaselhead Natural Area or shopping at the local COOP. She also enjoys adventures in the mountains with her husband and two grown children.

Dr. Sonya-Regehr

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Dr. Alexandra Seal

Family Medicine
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

Dr. Seal has been practicing medicine in Alberta since 2017. After a brief stint as a ski instructor, she went to medical school at the University of Alberta. She moved to Halifax to complete her Family Medicine residency and explore the beautiful East Coast. Since moving back to Alberta she has worked in Edmonton and Fort Chipewyan. Most of her work is in Family Medicine. She also spends part of her time working at a menopause clinic.

Dr. Alexandra Seal

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Dr. Robin Simms

Family Medicine
Stoney Nakoda Nation

Dr. Robin Simms is a Family Physician who works on the Stoney Reserve in Morley, Alberta. Dr. Simms completed medical school at the University of Calgary in 2009 and went on to do her Family Medicine residency in the University of British Columbia's Northern Rural Family Medicine program. She has a special interest in working with rural/remote and Indigenous populations. Dr. Simms worked in rural BC as well as the Northwest Territories before settling in Alberta. She also has an interest in Infectious Diseases, and has done extra training in Tropical Medicine and Hepatitis C treatment. When not at work, she can usually be found exploring the mountains on foot or on skis!

Dr. Robin Simms

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Dr. Phinda Soko

Family Medicine
Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Dr. Phinda Soko has been practicing medicine in Canada since 2002. She obtained her MBChB in South Africa where she practiced for many years before she came to Canada. She worked in Thompson and Pinawa in Manitoba before she moved her practice to Regina, Saskatchewan, and went on to work as a member of a group of physicians who kept rural Saskatchewan hospitals open in small towns like Wolsley, Lestock (in the community of Muskowekwan Indian Reserve), Wadena, Weyburn, Indian Head, Broadview, and Kipling. Duties included taking care of in-patients, clinics, and emergency department. These hospitals were threatened with closure due to doctor shortage and thanks to their hard work they were kept open until recruitment was able to address the problem. In all of the places she has worked she had a significant exposure to Indigenous populations. In 2015 she came to work in Two Hills, Alberta, where she provided services in the medical clinic and participated in Emergency Room rotation at the Two Hills Health Centre. She is currently working in the Saddle Lake Health Care Centre, providing much needed service to the Indigenous People of Saddle Lake and surrounding reserves. Dr. Soko enjoys spending time with her family and a Canadian born granddaughter, travelling, playing games, and watching movies. Dr. Soko eagerly awaits an opportunity to participate in the Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic.

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Dr. Phinda Soko

Family Medicine
Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Dr. Phinda Soko has been practicing medicine in Canada since 2002. She obtained her MBChB in South Africa where she practiced for many years before she came to Canada. She worked in Thompson and Pinawa in Manitoba before she moved her practice to Regina, Saskatchewan, and went on to work as a member of a group of physicians who kept rural Saskatchewan hospitals open in small towns like Wolsley, Lestock (in the community of Muskowekwan Indian Reserve), Wadena, Weyburn, Indian Head, Broadview, and Kipling. Duties included taking care of in-patients, clinics, and emergency department. These hospitals were threatened with closure due to doctor shortage and thanks to their hard work they were kept open until recruitment was able to address the problem. In all of the places she has worked she had a significant exposure to Indigenous populations. In 2015 she came to work in Two Hills, Alberta, where she provided services in the medical clinic and participated in Emergency Room rotation at the Two Hills Health Centre. She is currently working in the Saddle Lake Health Care Centre, providing much needed service to the Indigenous People of Saddle Lake and surrounding reserves. Dr. Soko enjoys spending time with her family and a Canadian born granddaughter, travelling, playing games, and watching movies. Dr. Soko eagerly awaits an opportunity to participate in the Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic.

Dr. Phinda Soko

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Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

Family Medicine
Blood Tribe

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers was born and raised on the Blood Reserve in Southern Alberta, graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Alberta. Esther has worked in many Indigenous communities in both the United States and Canada including the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, Fort Chipewyan in Northern Alberta, and her home community of the Blood Tribe. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Tailfeathers currently serves as the Senior Medical Director of the Provincial Indigenous Health Hub at Alberta Health Services. Esther is most proud of organizing a relief mission to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010, leading a team of Blood Tribe paramedics, nurses and health care workers who took care of more than 2000 patients during the relief efforts. Since 2014, Dr. Tailfeathers has been a leader in responding to the Blood Tribe’s opioid crisis, including developing community strategies on harm reduction, treatment and addressing upstream determinants of health.

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

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Dr. Caroline Turner

Family Medicine
Stoney Nakado Nation

Dr. Caroline Turner graduated medical school from the University of Calgary and completed a Rural Family Medicine residency program out of UBC. She returned to Calgary in 2012 and since then has been doing a combination of Urgent Care in Calgary and Family Medicine on the Stoney Nation in Morley, AB. She is passionate about Indigenous and Women's Health and strives to provide comprehensive and collaborative care to all her patients.

Dr. Caroline Turner