180 Riverside Dr. East, Drumheller, AB

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Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Emergency Cases

If you need immediate medical attention please dial 911 for emergencies.



If you need to see one of our doctors please schedule an appointment with us.
Call 403-823-5000


Counselling for Children

When your child is going through a challenging time, it is natural for a parent to feel a multitude of overwhelming emotions. Wheatland County Counselling works closely with parents and other family members to help children and families heal.

Counselling for Adolescents

Adolescence is a time of change. New research is showing that the adolescent brain is developing even faster than it did in infancy. While it is normal for teens to experience some questions regarding their identity, emotions, and place in the world, some experience more stress than others or are faced with challenging life circumstances. Wheatland County Counselling is able to offer an array approaches in both Strathmore and Drumheller that will help adolescents grow and thrive.

Counselling For Adults

While Wheatland County Counselling specializes in working with children, youth, and their families, services are available for adults- depending on presenting concerns. Contact Wheatland County Counselling for a free 15-minute consultation to determine if we can help you move towards growth and healing.

Assessment Services

Mental Health Assessments are available. At this time parental capacity and psychoeducational assessments are not offered.

Contact us to discuss your assessment needs.

Visit our website for more information on the services provided by Wheatland County Counselling.


Our team consists of family physician Dr. Rithesh Ram, Clinic General Manager Kathy Stark, Patient Care Manager Ashlyn Herzog, Patient Care Coordinators Candace Baxter and Jessie Hansen. Future team members will include Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Danielsen, and Dr. Veronique Ram who is presently completing her residency and will be with us periodically until completion of her Resident Program, at which time she will be a permanent team member.

Other members of the Patient Care Team you may encounter are Pharmacist Ray Ainscough with Riverside Value Drug Mart who has a dispensary on location and is available for medication review and counselling. Registered Psychologist Rachel Dundas offers counselling services through Wheatland County Counselling.

Dr. Rithesh Ram is accepting new patients and also offers Same Day Appointments after 9:00 a.m. Monday to Friday. We have extended clinic hours on Mondays, (excluding holidays and on call days) until 7:00 pm.

Our doctors’ specialize in Rural Generalist Medicine:

  • Comprehensive primary care for individuals, families and communities
  • Hospital in-patient care and/or related secondary medical care in the institutional, home or ambulatory setting
  • Emergency care in the hospital
  • Extended and evolving service in one or more areas of focused cognitive and/or procedural practice as required to sustain needed health services locally among a network of colleagues
  • A population health approach that is relevant to the community
  • Working as part of a multi-professional and multi-disciplinary team of colleagues, both local and distant, to provide services within a ‘system of care’ that is aligned and responsive to community needs.

Our physicians have also completed specialized training in elder care, sports medicine, ultrasound guided injections for joint pain, minor surgical procedures, chronic pain, and mental health.

The clinic offers a very convenient location with free, unlimited parking in the Badlands Community Facility lot, wheelchair access with reserved front parking.

Frequent Questions

Are you taking new patients?

Riverside Medical is not accepting new patients at this time, but we do have a waitlist available. Please call the clinic at 403-823-5000 to be placed on the waitlist.

Is it possible to get a same day appointment?

Yes. Unless Dr. Ram is out of town, we offer same day appointments after 9:00 a.m. Monday to Friday.

Can I book a meet and greet appointment before formally transferring my file?

Of course! We understand that patients want to ensure that a physician is a good fit for their goals and values. Booking a meet and greet appointment is a reasonable request and strongly encouraged. This will also provide us with an opportunity to relay our practice philosophies and introduce you to our outstanding staff.

What is the model of the “Patient Medical Home”?

As noted at, in this vision, every family practice across Canada offers the medical care that Canadians wants: seamless care that is centered on individual patients’ needs, within their community, throughout every stage of life, and integrated with other health services.

Our Location

Riverside Medical Clinc is located on the third floor of the Riverside Health Centre Building. Our Physicians are here to service your medical needs.
Riverside Medical Clinc PO Box 1990
180 Riverside Drive East
Drumheller, Alberta
T0J 0Y0
Phone: 403-823-5000
Fax: 1-403-961-0016