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 Executive Assistant 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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  • 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 Residents

    A medical school graduate undergoing specialty training (family medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, etc).

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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