180 Riverside Dr. East, Drumheller, AB

Team Members


Riverside Medical provides comprehensive patient-centred care grounded in evidence-based medicine. We rely on a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to provide quality care.

  • Dr. Rithesh Ram

    Dr. Rithesh Ram

    Physician, President, Founder & Family Man

    Specialty: Family Medicine, Epidemiology, Teaching, Medical Leadership Special interests: Emergency Care, Mental Health, Chronic Pain, biographical background: Dr. Rithesh Ram is a family physician in Drumheller, Alberta. He is an AHS staff physician in the Central Zone. He was born and raised in Camrose, Alberta. Dr Ram is passionate about teaching, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine where he is the residency training lead for Drumheller. He also ...

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  • Dr. Veronique Ram

    Dr. Veronique Ram

    Physician, Co-Founder & Writer

    Véronique Dorais Ram is an army brat and grew up in Europe. She attended McGill University and completed a B.A. (First class honours) and M.A. in English Literature. Her love of Jane Austen and Canadian Family Sagas brought her across the country to Calgary to complete a PhD in Canadian Fiction. She joined the Leaders in Medicine program in the Cumming School of Medicine and graduated with an MD/PhD. Her dissertation discusses deformity in Canadian fiction. She completed her residency in the ...

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  • Jessica Hansen

    Jessica Hansen

    Chief of Staff

    Jessica-Lee Hansen is Dr. Rithesh Ram’s Chief of Staff and oversees all the meticulous details of Riverside Medical that the rest of the team seeks to avoid. She finds solace in the company of her cats.

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  • Dr. Joshua Banting

    Dr. Joshua Banting

    Resident Physician

    Born in Toronto, and growing up in Edmonton, Dr. Joshua Banting spent time living and working all over Canada. Prior to medical school at the University of Calgary, his previous careers included working as a Paramedic, and Physician Assistant postgraduate training at the University of Nebraska. Go Cornhuskers! Dr. Banting completed his Medical Doctorate in 2021 and undertook a rural residency program to help provide care for lower resource and underserved rural communities. He is currently in ...

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  • Candace Baxter

    Candace Baxter

    Patient Care Coordinator Lead

    I moved to Drumheller when I was 15. Due to lack of employment in BC, my father had found steady work here. So, In October of 1985, we packed up and headed to AB, I literally cried the whole way. I proceeded to graduate from DCHS, now known as DVSS, in 1988. At 17 I started working for a grocery store called Allwest, it was there that I had taken an interest in General Bookkeeping, but also my passion for interaction with the public flourished. It was during these years, my love for the ...

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  • Sue


    Patient Care Coordinator

    I was born and raised in Ontario. Starting my own family proved to be difficult with the crumbling economy and not seeing a very bright future for my 2 sons, I found myself moving the entire family to Alberta in 1995. We settled in the Drumheller area. I pursued several employment opportunities including intensive agriculture. After 10 years, my sons were all grown up and left home to explore their careers and subsequently starting their own families. I found myself once again searching for a ...

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  • Gina Merson

    Gina Merson


    I graduated in 1991 as a Licenced Practical Nurse from Sheridan College, Oakville Ontario with a lifelong passion to help and educate people in need. My experience working in many nursing positions while raising my four girls gave me the knowledge and the opportunity to have a career doing something I really enjoy, and I could always learn more. Any nurse can push pills, take someone’s BP’s or write up a Care plan but I wanted more so specializing in would care for the last 12 years excited ...

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  • Ray Ainscough

    Ray Ainscough


    The story of Riverside Value Drug Mart starts in 1975 when Paul and Pat Ainscough moved to Drumheller to open a pharmacy together. Paul dreamed of opening a successful Pharmacy that offered, to its customers, the opportunity to be treated with such exceptional customer service that they would feel like part of his extended family. Forty plus years later Paul and Pat have retired and passed the store on to their son, Raymond Ainscough. In 1992, their son, Ray Ainscough, graduated university ...

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  • Jaclyn Anderson

    Jaclyn Anderson

    Medical Student

    Jaclyn Anderson is completing her final year of medical school, with an extended rural clerkship placement in Drumheller. She is working with the team at RMI clinic and at Drumheller Health Centre until next spring, when she will return to Calgary to graduate with her peers in the MD Class of 2024. She completed her BSc (First Class, Honours) in Anthropology. Her thesis focused on infertility in primates, and sparked her strong interest in women’s health, and Obstetrics & ...

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  • Jina Mauricio

    Jina Mauricio

    Patient Care Coordinator

    My name is Jina Mauricio born in beautiful country and most hospitable people, with 7.107 island during high tide and 7,100 during low tide the Philippines. Been in Canada for 16 years. Got my diploma as a Medical Office Administration- Health Unit Coordinator. So blessed to work as patient coordinator here in Riverside Medical. I enjoyed helping and assisting patients with their health needs. I am friendly and hospitable. Outside work I love to play badminton and spending time with my ...

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  • Kelsey Thompson

    Kelsey Thompson

    Patient Care Coordinator

    I was born and raised in Drumheller. I graduated High school in May 2020. I joined Riverside Medical in July 2022 as a Patient Care Coordinator. The most rewarding aspect of working in the medical field is the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives, even if it's as little as making someone smile on a bad day. I spend my free time hanging out with my friends, family and my dog.

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  • Rogelyn Cervantes

    Rogelyn Cervantes

    Patient Care Coordinator

    My name is Rogelyn Cervantes, and I am one of Riverside Medical’s Patient Care Coordinators. My family and I moved to Canada from the Philippines in 2010 to search for a more stable economy than what we had back home. I finished Medical Laboratory Technology in the Philippines and worked at a university before coming to Canada. But for how many years after we arrived, I bounced from one customer service job to another, just so I can help my husband support and raise our five ...

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  • Connect Hearing

    Connect Hearing

    Listen. Connect. Hear. At Connect Hearing, we believe that every sound connects us to our world. We enable better hearing. We offer a full spectrum of hearing testing and solutions to meet our customers’ lifestyles and budgets. Our approach with our customers is warm, professional and straightforward: Listen to our customers to identify the communication loss. Hear which environments are most important to them for communication. Connect our customer with the best hearing aids for their ...

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  • Medical Students

    A student in a graduate-level medical program training to apply for a medical residency program.

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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