140 Riverside Dr E, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y4

Models Needed for Ultrasound Course

The Drumheller Associated Physicians are looking for Volunteers to participate in an Emergency Department Echo (Ultrasound) course that the Physicians in Drumheller are taking here at the Drumheller Health Centre October 5 & 6, and November 2 & 3.

Everyone is welcome and can come for multiple days if willing. Blanket criteria for males and female participants are as follows:

Must be over 16, not Menopausal, and not have had a Hysterectomy.

Must be over 16 years, and need to be comfortable being shirtless.

What will happen during this course: As one of the healthy volunteers, you will show the doctors what a normal person looks like ( on the inside) so that they can recognize the abnormal pictures more quickly.  While you are with us, the doctors will put an ultrasound probe on your tummy and move it around. THIS WILL NOT HURT AND IT IS NOT DANGEROUS. It can get a little gooey, though, as we have to use a special kind of gel to make contact between the probe and your skin.

  • On October 5 we will need 15 Females available 12:15pm-4:50pm and 15 Males available 8:00am -11:45am on this day these models would need to be on the thin to average size as this helps to see the anatomy clearly and quickly.
  • On October 6 times required for models to be available is either at 8:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, or 3:00pm. Each time will have a group consisting of 8 models. Each group will need to be available for 2 hours. On this day models of any stature are welcome.
  • November 2 we are in need of 26 Females and 6 Males and November 3 we will need 10 females and 2 males (times required for these days to be confirmed).

Please note that there is a fair amount of dead time when other people are being scanned, so you should bring a book or other entertainment.

Your participation is very important and we appreciate very much your taking the time to help us.

Proof of participation will be given which participants may use on resumes and towards volunteer hours.  RN and LPN’s can participate as auditors and will be given a certificate which can be used for their yearly education allotment.

We ask that anyone interested in participating to please contact the Drumheller Associated Physicians Business Manager, Sunday Welsh at 403-823-3345 ext. 310 or to be given all the information required for the event during the clinic hours 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday.   This is open to anyone to participate.

Walk-in clinic hours on July 12, 2019

The walk-in Clinic will be closed at 4:00 pm on July 12, 2019. All emergencies will be seen at the hospital after 4:00 pm. Patients wanting to see the walk-in Physician should register by 3:30 pm on July 12, 2019.

The Walk-in will return to normal hours on July 15, 2019.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

Congratulations to our Scholars

The Drumheller Associated Physicians were honored to be involved in Graduation 2019! 🎓

Dr Smith and Dr Kuschke presented awards at St Anthony’s and DVSS.

For many years our physicians have been sponsoring Biology scholarships for the awards. Most recently we have sponsored a new Arts Scholarship, “the Maria ‘Ami’ Kuschke Memorial Scholarship.”

Congratulations to the award winners: Thane Durant and Donovan Snider from St Anthony’s; and Jade Coleman and Zarek Fisher from DVSS.

Congratulations to Drumheller’s Graduating class of 2019! Wishing you future success and happiness! 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓👏

Seniors Week is coming up from June 2nd  to June 8th

June 2nd to June 8th the Royal Tyrrell Museum is offering free admission to the museum all week for seniors 65 and over.  They are hosting events each day for you to take advantage of.  See the attached poster for more details.

Please check out the attached calendar for the many activities going on around town in your honour.

Halloween, Jersey Day, Movember, oh my!

This week was very busy at Drumheller Associated Physicians.
On Halloween October 31,2018 staff dressed up to celebrate and candy was distributed to patients.

A truly Drumheller procedure took place with great results!

All staff participated even those who were not there.

The following day on November 1,2018 Sports Jerseys were worn in loving memory of a former staff member. A donation was made to Jumpstart Charity to keep Kids in Sports! Clean shaven faces were sported to kick off Movember.

check out our moteam

For anyone wanting to contribute to our Movember team, donations can be made online or in clinic. Receipts for donations over $20 can be given by the staff in the office. Thank you for helping to change the face of men’s health! check out what movember is about

DAP in the Community


The physicians and staff have been busy in the community this month.

We sponsored the 7th Annual Dinosaur Trail Triathlon June 2, providing refreshment at the aid station in Midland for the running portion of the race and a medical presence (Dr. Beach) at the finish line. Our volunteers were positioned at the halfway point encouraging competitors on their final leg.

The Dinosaur Trail Triathlon offers a Sprint distance of 750 meter swim, 20 km bicycle and 5 km run and Olympic distance of 1500 meter swim, 40 km bicycle and 10 km run. This year’s race had 23 competitors. Top three in the Olympic distance were Cam Morrison, Ben Borkovic and race organizer Morgan Syversten. The sprint distance was won by James Frede followed by Heather Frede and Barb Slemko.

Also on June 2, two of our physicians took part in the majestic Banff to Jasper relay race raising funds for Brain Tumour Foundation. Drs. Kim Hall and Christopher Blackburn were two parts of a 15 member team that ran the 260 km up the beautiful Icefields Parkway.


The Drumheller FCSS put on the Family Fun Picnic in the Park on June 6. Drumheller Associated Physicians took part in the Tug-of-War showing great determination and strength. Everyone had fun.


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Healthy Pregnancy

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Sun Safety

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