Posts Tagged: Ermineskin Medical Clinic

Integrated Care: Adapting and Thriving

Paul and Denise Blakebrough are adaptable people. They began their married life in England, but decided to make their home in Canada in 1958. After two decades in Ontario, they moved to Calgary, and later to Thorsby, where they lived on an acreage for 17 years. It was their most recent move, to the town…

Team approach improves patient care

Family doctors have improved the way they practice medicine since joining Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network 10 years ago. Dr. Brian Ritchie, of Ermineskin Medical Clinic, was one of the founding members of Edmonton Southside PCN in 2005. He recalls how doctors had to refer patients to services outside of his clinic and when it…

Why you need a family doctor

When Betty and Orville moved to south Edmonton 30 years ago, they knew they had to find a new family doctor. They consulted with friends and family in the area and opted for a doctor at the Capilano Medical Clinic. As the years crept up on them, the couple began to experience a series of…

PCN workshop helps calm anxious patient

Anxiety has plagued Sheila Hilderbrandt for most of her life. She would lie awake all night worrying about her health issues. She wouldn’t leave her home except once a week to get groceries. Her mind wouldn’t shut off and she couldn’t control her thoughts. “It started with my diabetes. I had to go on insulin….

A day in the life of a family doctor

Every weekday morning at 8:15, Dr. Brian Ritchie starts his day at the Ermineskin Medical Clinic in southwest Edmonton. By the time his first patient arrives 45 minutes later, Dr. Ritchie has met with the clinic staff, studied his list of patients, and is ready to take on any surprises a new day can bring….