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.

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 and Booking Coordinator at 403-760-2897 Ext 7.

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Your Appointment

Current Patient Information

Please contact your Surgeon’s Medical Office Assistant (MOA) – contact information listed below:

  • If you have had surgery within the last year and you need to book a follow-up appointment
  • If you have any concerns regarding your follow up or functional testing appointments or your surgery
  • If you need to reschedule or cancel your upcoming follow-up appointment or surgery (if this is your first appointment please contact our Referral and Booking Coordinator listed below)

Note:

  • You will receive questionnaires via email from our Socrates program 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.
  • Appointments cancelled with less than 2 business days notice are subject to cancellation fees ($100 for new patients and $50 for current patients).
  • If you have not seen your Surgeon in over a year you will require a new referral to our office. 

Dr. Heard – Marta:  email or 403-760-2897 Ext 1
Dr. Buchko – Katie:   email or 403-760-2897 Ext 2
Dr. Hiemstra – Delphine:   email or 403-760-2897 Ext 3
Dr. Kopka – Marta:  email or 403-760-2897 Ext 1

Referral and Booking Coordinator – Stacy:  email or 403-760-2897 Ext 7