Tuesday, April 20, 2010  
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Quote of the Week
“It’s like a paradise here. It’s got to be one of the prettiest places on earth.”
- Corporal Clayton Blight  
- on his promotion and   
transfer to Manitoba   


The Crowsnest Medical Clinic, located on main street Bellevue, is always striving to improve as they provide quality, full service primary care to patients in the Crowsnest Pass –– and they are pleased to announce the pending introduction of two new medical professionals to the community.
This summer the clinic will welcome Dr. Kristy Penner on an interim basis, and in the fall will welcome her as a permanent part of the clinic. In addition, the clinic has recruited a new surgeon for the area, Dr. Bert Reitsma, who will start work in the summer and has not yet chosen a clinic.
The Crowsnest Medical Clinic's roots reach back to 1993, when Dr. Garbutt and Dr. Sara began practicing at the Crowsnest Centre. The clinic moved to Bellevue ten years ago, and has grown to currently include Dr. McKernan and Dr. Garland, four doctors in total. As noted, that total is expected to rise to five before the end of 2010.
The Crowsnest Medical Clinic has been a teaching clinic since 1994, and take part in several provincial programs, including the Rural Alberta South Residency Program and the Rural Integrated Community Clerkship. Because of the latter program, a medical student will be with the clinic for nine months this year, starting in April. The clinic feels that it is important to help train the next generation of doctors to help take care of everyone in the future.
The doctors at the Crowsnest Medical Clinic are accepting patients, and the clinic also runs walk-in clinics three days per week to make sure that everyone can receive the care they need.
Work n Play
Nathen Gallagher photo
The clinic has been actively involved in the Primary Care Network, receiving special funding for extra nurses to help at the clinic. The clinic provides maternity care as well, and is involved in several early stage research programs that could lead to better diagnoses of some ailments here at home in the Pass.
For your family or personal health care needs, the Crowsnest Medical Clinic always strives to take the time to accommodate all of their patients, and to see you within at most two days from your call, and often on the same day you call.
For more information, contact the friendly staff at the Crowsnest Medical Clinic at 403-562-8804.
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