Are you taking new patients?
Yes, please call the clinic to books an appointment.
How do I become a patient?
Please call the clinic at 403-823-5000 to book an appointment.
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.
Is it possible to get a same day appointment?
Yes. Unless Dr. Ram is out of town, we accept same day appointments. In August, we also have our local physician, Dr. Kabir, who is available for same day appointments.
Are any other physicians joining Riverside Medical permanently?
Dr. Ram is currently the only permanent physician at Riverside Medical. In July 2019, Dr. Veronique Ram will join the clinic permanently, but you may see her during her residency elective blocks in Drumheller. We are also recruiting new doctors from outside the community that fit our practice philosophy of patient-centred care. If you know someone who is interested, please have them send us an email for more information.
When is the clinic open?
The clinic opened with Dr. Ram on June 1st, 2017. Over the coming months, locum doctors will be joining for short-term periods to experience the model of the Patient Medical Home. The aim is to have doctors interested in patient-centred care join on a permanent basis over the coming year.
What is the clinics address?
Box 1990 - 3rd Floor 180 Riverside Drive East, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
What is the clinic’s email address?
What is the clinic’s phone?
Our phone number is 403-823-5000
What is the model of the “Patient Medical Home”?
As noted at www.patientsmedicalhome.ca, 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.
Why are the exam rooms themed instead of formal offices?
The concept of the clinic is the Patient’s Medical Home. This model puts the patient first. Having a physician office structure would make the environment physician-centric and take away from the vision of a patient medical home. We hope the theme rooms make it easy for patient flow and give you a comfortable space for your physician appointment targeted to your individual needs at each visit.
What is a temporary physician?
A physician that it is only in Drumheller for a limited time. They will see anyone. Read more about temporary physicians.
If I see a temporary physician, does that mean I am a patient of Riverside Medical?
No. At the moment, you MUST be a patient of Dr. Ram's to be a patient of Riverside Medical.