180 Riverside Dr. East, Drumheller, AB

Dr. Véronique Dorais Ram is the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Spencer McLean Peer-to-Peer Teaching Award

Dr. Véronique Dorais Ram is the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Spencer McLean Peer-to-Peer Teaching Award. Click here to read more about it. 

A Message from the Premier of Alberta

Riverside Medical is pleased to have been recognized by the Government of Alberta as Alberta's third Patient Medical Home. See below, A Message from the Premier of Alberta. 

Understanding Human Motivation: Interview with Dr. Veronique Ram

 Click here to read an incredible interview featuring our own, Dr. Veronique Ram.

Accessing PrEP in Alberta

 Starting October 1, 2018, Alberta Health will provide full coverage for generic versions of PrEP for eligible Albertans. Click here for more information about this coverage.

Riverside Medical Lunch and Learn - Dermatologist Dr. Wang

Lunch and Learn with special guest Dr. Wang DermatologistDr. Wang speaks on three important topics when it comes to the health of your skin.-Moles-Exzema-Acne

Riverside Medical Lunch and Learn - Pediatrician Dr. From

 Lunch and Learn with special guest Pediatrician Dr. From  Dr. From Speaks on what he treats mostly which is kids with mental health issues including ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression and how it affects their functionality.

Riverside Medical Lunch and Learn with Dr. Ram and Ray Ainsough

Dr. Ram and Ray Ainscough touch base on the responsibilities of your doctor and pharmacist and answer questions from the audience.

New Canada Food Guide

What's on Your Plate? New Canada Food Guide Released. The new focus is smaller portion size, increased fruits and vegetables, and a shift away from meats and dairy. Is your new year's resolution to eat healthier, lose weight, or get that HA1C down? Book an appointment with your healthcare provider if you have questions or need guidance. Click ...
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Alzheimer/Dementia Drop-in Care Partner Support Group

This is a drop-in support group for care partners, allowing them to meet with other care partners who are experiencing similar situations. Care partners will have a chance to connect with others and share what is going well and not so well, while talking about any other topics or questions. For further information, please call: 403-342-0448 ext. 1

Cannabis and Pregnancy Don't Mix

Cannabis and Pregnancy
"With the new legalization of cannabis in Canada, being aware of the potentially harmful effects of cannabis on a healthy pregnancy and your baby is important. Give your baby the best start.Why take the chance?There is not enough clinical evidence to accurately determine the benefits or risks of using cannabis while pregnant. Among other reasons, th...
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Riverside Medical & RXcellence are now providing flu shots.

Riverside Medical & RXcellence (our in-clinic pharmacy) are now providing flu shots. Monday - Friday between 9:00am & 4:00pm. Wait times may vary.Come and get your flu shot today!

Potent Cannabis edibles increase overdoses both in Alberta and Ontario. More public education is needed.

 As the Oct. 17 date for the legalization of recreational cannabis gets closer many provinces are seeing an increase in hospital visit due to cannabis drug overdoses. Here's an article published by CBC Spike in cannabis overdoses blamed on potent edibles, poor public education | CBC News Enter some description here...
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Investigation reveals culture of harassment at MUN medical school | Canadian Healthcare Network

The report found that trainees were often singled out because of their gender and race St. John's – Memorial University is increasing the staff at its sexual harassment office and establishing a new position of Equity Officer after an 85-page report revealed widespread disrespect and harassment at the medical school. Sandra LeFort, a professor emer...
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Drug recall due to cancer risk: Several heart, high blood pressure drugs containing valsartan being recalled due to contamination with a potential carcinogen.

Health Canada Recall Several drugs containing the ingredient valsartan are being recalled by their manufacturers. An impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), was found in the valsartan used in these products. The valsartan was supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. NDMA is a potential human carcinogen, which means that it could cause cancer w...
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New guidelines recommend hepatitis C screenings for Canadians born between 1945 and 1975

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You may a seen on the news that The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver, a national group of health-care providers and researchers, published its guidelines on testing and treating hepatitis C. The study finds more than 250,000 Canadians are believed to be infected with hepatitis C, but 40 to 70 per cent are unaware they harbour the blo...
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A Reflection Of My Year With Riverside Medical - by Ashlyn Herzog

I've been told by many older and wiser people that "When life gives you an opportunity, Jump! You are too young to pass this up". Statements like this quite accurately summarize my decision to team up with my wonderful, hard-working partner and move to Lac La Biche to expand our family ranching operation. This was a difficult decision to make as an...
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We Would Like to Welcome Jennifer Danielsen (Nurse Practitioner) to the Riverside Medical Team

We are pleased to have Jennifer as part of our staff. Read more about Jennifer in her bio below and about the important role that nurse practitioners play.  "Originally growing up south of Delia I look forward to bringing the Nurse Practitioner role back to Drumheller and Riverside Medical Clinic. Following the completion of my Bachelor of Nur...
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Marijuana at school: Loss of concentration, risk of psychosis

1 in 5 young people between 15 and 24 years of age report daily or almost daily use of cannabis. The media reports that it is safer than alcohol and tobacco and many teens believe it is safe. There is, however, a clear connection between heavy marijuana use and early-onset psychosis. Studies also show that is damages academic performance, especiall...
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Getting influenza raises heart attack risk, especially in seniors: study

If you are over 65 years of age and catch the flu, you are 6 times more likely to have a heart attack during the week of having the flu compared to the year before or the year after.   Download PDF File Here

Advisory: Flintstones Plus Iron multivitamins for children: One bottle found to contain unidentified capsules instead of chewable tablets

Issue ​Health Canada is advising Canadians that one bottle of children's "Flintstones Plus Iron" multivitamins ​(NPN 02247995) was returned to a pharmacy containing unidentified capsules instead of the proper chewable tablets, which are multi-coloured tablets shaped like Flintstones characters. The opened bottle with the safety seal removed was ret...
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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