FAMILY PRACTICE

The Village Medical provides complete health care to patients at every age and stage in life.

We assess and treat everything from mild colds and fevers to chronic health conditions requiring long term management such as high blood pressure and diabetes. 

 

Our doctors are professional, experienced, competent, and down-to-earth.

 

One of our keys priorities is to build long term relationship with our patients and families so that we can provide personalized care. We aim to involve our patients with their own health goals and set priorities for routine preventative health care screening such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. 

 

As health care professionals, we regularly attend medical conferences and programs as part of continued medical education. Our purpose is remain up to date with clinical guidelines and best practices in order to continue to provide exceptional care for our patients.

NEXPLANON - BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANT

Nexplanon is a birth control implant that goes under the skin of the inner non-dominant arm. It is just as effective as the pill, but without the daily hassle. This small thin and flexible arm implant is inserted within only a few minutes by the doctor. The area is numbed and an applicator guides the Nexplanon into place.

 

Dr Shannon Otsuka has completed a Hands-On Clinical Training Program hosted by Merck Canada.

 

We accept referrals from doctor's offices and provide a consultation appointment, insertion appointment and a follow-up appointment. Between November 2020 and April 2021, we have already inserted over 20 Nexplanon implants with excellent feedback from patients:

 

"I got the birth control implant, Nexoplanon, December 1, 2020 and have been loving it! My periods aren't regular by any means, but I no longer have crippling cramps and I bleed a lot less!  I had the IUD Mirena, I believe, for 2-3 years and it actually caused my periods to hurt more. I was told it was supposed to get rid of periods so I should just hang on and the pain should stop, but after years of things not getting better I switched! I am so happy I did and will continue to get Nexoplanon for as long as I need birth control. I will say, if you slide your arm along anything, it can catch a little and pinch, but other than that I haven't had any issues whatsoever! I love it and would definitely recommend it to friends and family"

 

"I was having pelvic pain issues with the IUD and talked to my doctor about other birth control options. I would get auras with migraines so I was fairly limited on my choices. She suggested the Nexplanon. I have had it inserted for a month now and it was completely painless. My pelvic pain has gone away and I am not having any crazy side effects. I am so far very happy with this choice!"

For more information visit https://www.nexplanon.com/ and https://www.itsaplan.ca. Please kindly request a referral from your family physician. All referrals are to be faxed to 587-355-7220.

 
 

MENOPAUSE CLINIC

Dr Premji & Dr Chow are NAMS (North American Menopause Society) Certified Menopause Practitioners

who share a true passion in caring for women of all ages.

 

The goal of our clinic is to support women in making informed and evidence-based health care choices through their peri-menopause transition. We aim to educate, inform, assess, diagnose, and treat women referred by their family physician. We accept referrals for peri- and post-menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, and post-menopausal bleeding.

 

After a thorough review of the patients symptoms and history with the nurse and/or physician, each woman and her physician will design an individualized plan to manage her symptoms, promote healthy lifestyle choices, screen for disease, and recommend appropriate treatment.

 

The first appointment is generally 45 minutes and any subsequent follow-up visits are

approximates 20-30 minutes long.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

The Village Medical provides complete health care to patients at every age and stage in life.

We assess and treat everything from mild colds and fevers to chronic health conditions requiring long term management such as high blood pressure and diabetes. 

 

Our doctors are professional, experienced, competent, and down-to-earth.

 

One of our keys priorities is to build long term relationship with our patients and families so that we can provide personalized care. We aim to involve our patients with their own health goals and set priorities for routine preventative health care screening such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. 

 

As health care professionals, we regularly attend medical conferences and programs as part of continued medical education. Our purpose is remain up to date with clinical guidelines and best practices in order to continue to provide exceptional care for our patients.

 
 

AFTER HOURS

The Village Medical is a member of the After Hours Program through the South Calgary Primary Care Network (SCPCN). This service provides patients with access to care and support outside of regular clinic hours.

 

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

 

If you are looking for general medical advice after hours, please call Health Link Alberta at 811.
 

If you require urgent telephone advice from a physician, you may contact the Physician On-Call at 403-770-9445
 

Please note the following:

• Please only call for problems of an urgent nature

• Calls are accepted between 5pm and 8am on weekdays and between 5pm Friday to 8am Monday on weekends

• The On-Call Physician covers several clinics in the SCPCN and therefore they do not have access to your personal medical records or results.

• The On-Call Physician is unable to refill a prescription