Orthopaedic Surgeons

Your Appointment

It is expected that all patients will have gone through all non-operative measures before coming to be assessed for surgery (physiotherapy, bracing, and medications).  We encourage all patients to be as active as possible while awaiting their appointment.  This ensures you are physically fit for any treatment or surgery that is recommended, and make a good recovery from your injury.

Please note:

  • BSM is a teaching facility as such you may encounter a fellow or resident working with your surgeon.  Our fellows are fully qualified and accredited surgeons.  Our fellowship training program offers these surgeons the opportunity to gain experience in sport-related musculoskeletal trauma and reconstructive surgery. We also periodically take on short-term residencies.  Residents are medical trainees enrolled in a recognized specialty or sub-specialty training program accredited with one of the University of Calgary postgraduate medical education offices in Canada.  Our surgeons and physicians are honored to be involved in educating new surgeons and medical students.
  • A physical examination is part of the standard medical evaluation, and sensitive areas may need to be examined (such as chest wall, hip, groin) depending on the nature of your condition.  Please let staff know if you would like a chaperone present during the exam.

New Patient Information

Current Patient Information

Your Appointment

New Patient Information

Once a referral is received by our office, it will be reviewed by our surgeons:

  • If accepted we will advise the referring provider and you will be contacted by our Referral and Booking Coordinator.
  • If we are unable to accept your referral, we will notify the referring provider. Our surgeons will only accept referrals they have the expertise to treat and/or that can be safely managed in our rural hospital.
  • We do our best to see patients timely however it can take up to eight (8) months before we are able to schedule a new patient appointment.
  • If an x-ray (or other imaging) is required please complete PRIOR to your appointment.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Bring your Health Care Card and Photo ID
  • Complete ALL forms sent to you at time of booking BEFORE you arrive (arriving with incomplete forms may result in delays or rescheduling of your appointment)
  • Bring appropriate clothing (shorts for knee, loose fitting shirt or tank top for shoulder)
  • Bring a list of questions for your physician
  • Appointments may take up to 1 hour
  • Out of Province Patients:
    • Please obtain a CD of any Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, etc.) you have had and bring with you for the surgeon to review at your consultation
  • Note:
    • Those without valid provincial health care may be subject to additional fees.
    • Appointments cancelled with less than 2 business days notice are subject to a cancellation fee of $100.
Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, or have any questions, please contact our Referral Coordinator at 403-760-2897 Ext 7.

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Your Appointment

Current Patient Information

Booking/changing appointments or have questions:

  • Please contact our Medical Office Assistants via email or at 403-760-2897 Ext 1
  • If you have not seen your Surgeon in over a year you will require a new referral to our office. 
  • Appointments cancelled with less than 2 business days notice are subject to cancellation fees ($100 for new patients and $50 for current patients).

Rescheduling surgery or have questions related to a scheduled surgery:

  • Please contact our Surgical Coordinator via email or at 403-760-2897 Ext 4

Note:

  • You will receive questionnaires via email or in paper format at various times during the course of your care.  Please complete these questionnaires timely as they provide valuable information for the Surgeon to track your recovery progress.  The initial set of questionnaires is required BEFORE we are able to book your surgery.