Family Practice Care
It is advisable that all Albertans have their own Family Physician that can help manage their health. Our Family Physician can help manage incidental illnesses and chronic diseases, they act as gatekeepers who can work with you and a variety of specialists as required to keep you in good health.
We also provide walk-in services when needed. Patients can walk-in during our regular hours of operation.
We have a variety of qualified specialists in various fields of medicine. Our aim is to provide high quality and friendly service to all of our patients and clinics in our proximity. We feel it is very beneficial to some of our patients with chronic conditions if we can secure specialists of the highest caliber to work closely with our Family Physicians.
We strive to make your experience the best it can be and for this reason we do offer services that are not covered under Alberta Healthcare. Some of these uninsured services include:
- Sick Notes
- Pre-Employment Medicals
- Driver’s Medicals
- Insurance Medicals
- Executive Health Examinations
- Occupational Health
Essence Pharmacy, MyHealthCare Pharmacy
We are your neighborhood pharmacy with a dedicated team of pharmacists with prescribing authority and certifications for providing exceptional care to serve your entire family for all your medical needs in all stages of life. We offer variety of services ranging from travel & flu vaccinations and immunization, including compounding services, medication review, and expertise in areas of managing diabetes and much more.
Immunization and Vaccinations
We provide routine immunizations for people of all ages.
Travel and Immunization Clinic
Are you planning to travel abroad? If you are, our Travel Clinic may be of interest to you. We have partnered with Shots to Go, a company specializing in travel immunizations. Shots to Go provides travelers and patients with health and safety tips for their adventures abroad.
To book an appointment please contact them directly at 403-705-7468. Please note that this service is not covered by Alberta Health Services but it may be covered by other health plans. You would need to check with your own health care plan provider if this service is covered under the plan.
Chronic Disease Management
If you are suffering from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, hyperlipidaemia, COPD, and obesity to speak with one of our physicians, they will refer you to a Chronic Disease Management nurse.
We have partnered with Primary Care Network to provide services that will help our patients address their conditions or concerns regarding their diabetes, medications or dosage changes. Our patients will work directly with a Registered Diabetes Educator/Pharmacist from PCN, who visits our clinic on a weekly basis. Please speak with one of our physicians to determine if working with a Registered Diabetes Educator/Pharmacist will help.
Funktional Clinic/Sleep Clinic:
Funktional Sleep Solutions
Do you have questions about sleep apnea, sleep testing, or treatment?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you suffer from:
- Daytime fatigue
- Night-time choking
- Irregular berating
- Morning headaches
Please speak with one of our physicians if you are experience any of the symptoms listed above, they will refer you to Funktional Sleep Solutions clinic.
Worker’s Compensation Board
We welcome patients covered under WCB.
Custom Foot Orthotics and Bracing:
Certified Pedorthist Canada at Marlborough Medical Clinic provides Custom Orthotics and Bracing Services to our patients. If you experience pain in the foot, knee, back or hip , you may benefit from services of Certified Pedorthist. Speak to your Family Physician and discuss with them if you need services of Certified Pedorthist.
Why see a Pedorthist?
If you have foot, knee or back ache? A lot of people get used to the dull ache or pain they feel at the end of the work day. They think it’s normal, but it doesn’t have to be. Foot-related issues have a way of disguising themselves. Although your feet may be the issue, the resulting pain can travel up to your hip or back. A Canadian Certified Pedorthist is a lower-limb anatomy expert. They look at everything from arthritis and diabetes to sports injuries and bunions, and specialize in adjusting, fabricating and assessing custom foot orthotics and medical insoles. “It’s really about your biomechanics,” say Eldon Davey our Certified Pedorthist . “Through a consultation and assessment, we analyze your gait and how you walk. We examine your posture and joint mobility, and look at your lifestyle and activities to design a personalized treatment plan to decrease your pain and keep you active.”
A pedorthist’s take on five common foot-related aches.
Bunions can be hereditary, but they also have to do with footwear. Years in narrow shoes like high heels can be to blame. When bunions are more severe, joint pain develops. “We try to slow down the progression to avoid surgery. Custom foot orthotics can relieve the stress you’re putting on that area.”
Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis
“This is what we see the most of, an irritation of tissue right at the base of the heel. It’s a load and tissue issue, so we look at how to redistribute the load to other areas of the foot. Custom insoles are pretty important here.”
Calluses and Corns
This is your body’s way of reacting to excess friction in one area. “Sometimes the solution is simple: we look at your shoes. They might not be deep or wide enough, and that’s an easy fix.” If this is not the case, a custom orthotic can redistribute pressure on the foot, reducing the friction.
Forefoot Pain or Metatarsalgia
There are lots of nerves and blood vessels running through the ball of the foot, and for different reasons, like sports or footwear, you can get pinching here. “Patients’ might be feeling numbness, burning or tingling. Foot orthotics take some pressure away and redistribute weight to the arch of the foot.”
“With excess pronation at the foot, the knee internally rotates more. This can cause discomfort.” Foot orthotics can help reduce that motion and relieve some of the pain.