Thursday 14-October-2021 & Friday 15-October-2021
Due to unforeseen circumstances the WALK-IN clinic will be closed today and tomorrow.
Emergencies will be seen at the Hospital (351 – 9th St. N.W.)
Happy Thanksgiving from our DAP family to yours!
The Drumheller Associated Physicians Clinic
will be closed on
Monday October 11, 2021
Emergencies will be
seen at the Hospital
(351 – 9th St. N.W.)
We are proud to now share our space with Sunshine Specialty Medical Care Clinic, run by Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Abdul Mateer.
This newly renovated area includes a variety of services including Holter monitor and 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. These are important tools in diagnosing and treating high blood pressure and abnormal rhythms of the heart.
Dr. Mateer is continuing to expand services and will soon include cardiac stress testing, echocardiograms, and pulmonary function testing.
October 1, 2021, is National Seniors Day!
The Drumheller Associated Physicians wish to recognize the important contributions that seniors make to our community.
Amanda and Myrna are two of our Big Country PCN nurses who share our medical home. One of their roles is to provide comprehensive care to seniors.
Join Dr. Amanda Randolph in celebrating our seniors!
Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day to honor the survivors of residential schools and their families and communities. Big Country PCN and Drumheller Associated Physicians recognize the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools and the impact these schools have had to Indigenous communities for generations. We invite all members of our community to not only to wear an orange shirt but to also use this day to learn and reflect on Canada’s history with Indigenous peoples.
If you or someone you know is struggling or needs someone to talk to, talk to your family doctor. Or call the Mental Health Helpline 1-877-303-2642 or the National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419. The helplines are confidential, anonymous and available 24/7.
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Beach on his new role as facility medical director at the Drumheller Health Centre.
This is a key role in providing medical leadership, patient focused care, and quality health care to our community.
Thank you to Dr. Dereck Maseka for his many years of service in this role.
The clinic will be closed early at 3pm on Friday October 1st, 2021 in order to bid farewell to one of our DAP family, Dr. Liknes.
Thank you for your understanding!
A Drumheller man feels happy to be alive and is extremely grateful for the health care system in our community and Alberta.
“I would like to say how good our health care system is. AHS was sure awesome for me, that’s for sure,” Darrell Berlando told the Mail when sharing his ordeal. In days he went from going about his everyday life to being rushed to Edmonton for an emergency procedure that saved his life.
Earlier in the year, he noticed he was getting frequent heartburn, and on Thursday, February 18, it struck again, only this time it was persistent.
“I was in a meeting over the computer, and it kept getting worse and worse and wouldn’t go away, it was a burning at the top of my chest,” he said.
He went home, and his wife Laurie took one look at him and insisted they go to emergency. Within five minutes of walking in, he was in the ER and quickly began blood work and an ECG. They also sprayed nitroglycerine under his tongue.
“The fastness and efficiency at which they worked, there was no time wasted at all,” he said.
Dr. Ibrahim Moshood was the attending physician and by 6 p.m., Berlando was feeling better and his blood work looked normal. The doctor insisted he stay until later in the evening to retest because sometimes it takes time for the incident to show up in the blood work. At 10 p.m., he was tested again, and it indicated there were still issues.
In the morning, he was tested again, and it was determined he had a heart attack and was taken to the Red Deer Hospital. On Saturday, the doctor in Red Deer said he needed an angiogram. One of his arteries was blocked at 85 per cent. It turns out that Dr. Moshood had the foresight to book him for the procedure in Edmonton on Monday.
“On Monday morning, went from Red Deer to Edmonton to the Royal Alexander Hospital where I saw the most well-oiled machine I have ever seen in my life,” he said.
He said the medical team went in and took a picture of his heart that showed the blockage.
“So now I got a picture of my heart, so if someone tells me I’m heartless, I can show them this picture,” he said.
He said in less than 45 minutes the procedure was complete, and he had a stent in his heart.
He was taken back to Red Deer, and in less than 24 hours, he was checked out and on his way home.
Today he is doing well and is taking his health more seriously. He chose to talk to the Mail because he was impressed with the quality of service and professionalism he experienced in the health system, from contact to completion.
“From as soon as I walked into the Drumheller Hospital until I was released from the Red Deer Hospital, our health service was unbelievable,” he said. “With all the bad news and how everybody badmouths everything. I have complained about my taxes for years, but then I thought this little episode probably ate up most of the taxes I paid over the last decade.”
“Every nurse and doctor or nurse I dealt with was amazing, and I couldn’t ask for better care.”
See the article from the Drumheller Mail here
The clinic will be closed Friday April 23, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for a staff meeting. The walk-in clinic will start at 1:00pm. Any emergencies during this time can be seen at the hospital.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.