At Vineyard Medical Clinics, our team of friendly family physicians are here to meet the medical needs for patients of all ages at our South Calgary clinic and northeast clinic locations. So, if you need to see a doctor because you’re under the weather, or because you need to get a prescription filled, our walk in doctors are able to help.
We know sometimes it can be tough to get in to see your family doctor. That’s why both our Seton clinic and Westwinds clinic’s always offer walk in services. No appointments are necessary, and you never have to worry about getting the quality health care you deserve. Walk in patients are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Our wait times are an estimate, and do vary, but we are on Medimap so you can check ahead of time.
If you don’t have a family doctor yet and are looking for one, many of our doctors are also accepting new patients. We have two conveniently located clinics, one in South Calgary at the Seton Real Canadian Superstore, and one in the northeast on the second floor of the Westwinds Real Canadian Superstore. Our experienced male and female family physicians take a personalized approach to health care, ensuring each patient gets the care they need.
One of the benefits to having a family doctor is that they will remind you about your annual checkup and will follow up to see how you’re doing. Because they’re the ones to see you regularly and know your history firsthand, they’ll also be better able to check for chronic diseases if you feel something’s just not right. Come meet with one of our doctors today to see if they’re the right fit for you and your family.
Though Botox was discovered to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles, it was soon discovered that it can help with several other surprising issues, including migraines and excessive sweating.
Do you suffer from chronic migraines? Are they affecting your life, your job and even your family? If you have a history of migraine headaches (15 or more a month), have you ever considered Botox as a treatment option? When Botox was first introduced as a treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, it was coincidentally discovered that it had another effect – improving headaches. In 2010 OnabotulinumtoxinA aka Botox, was approved for adults who suffer from chronic migraines.
Treatment involves getting several injections around your head and neck to dull or prevent migraine headaches. Some patients may require 30 to 40 shots in all, with an equal number being injected into each side of the head. You could see results within two to three weeks after your first treatment. Contact us today and book an appointment with either Dr. James Kim or Dr. Lecia Buys to find out if this is the right option for you.
Another Botox treatment option Vineyard Medical Clinic provides to our patients is for Axillary Hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as excessive sweating. This is a common disorder, but one that can have a large impact on the quality of your life. Most people with the condition find they’re socially uncomfortable as they constantly stress about sweat marks. The condition typically occurs most often under the arms, on the palms of hands and feet. Sweating can be embarrassing. But, with the right treatment, it may also be something that can be cured.
Botox was approved as a treatment to cure excessive underarm sweating in 2004. Treatment can last anywhere from four to six months, with that time frame increasing as you continue with injections. Many people require around 100 units of Botox to stop underarm sweat. While the cause of Hyperhidrosis is not known, but it’s believed genetics plays a role. Finding a solution may be as simple as calling us to meet with Dr. Kim or Dr. Buys.
Finding a trusted practitioner to administer immunizations for you and your children can be stressful. Staff at our two Calgary walk in clinic locations can ease those fears. Our family doctors can answer any questions and concerns you may have regarding different vaccinations. This way you can feel comfortable and have all the information before finding a public health location to administer the vaccinations.
Did you have chicken pox when you were younger? It turns out your body keeps the shingles virus hidden, and can reactivate when your immune system begins to naturally weaken as you age. We are able to administer SHINGRIX if a patient requests it and meets the criteria.
The pneumococcal vaccine is offered to help prevent strains of meningitis, pneumonia and sepsis. It’s recommended for children under the age of two and adults over the age of 65. Another important vaccine is the Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, which helps protect against two types of HPV, including the leading cause of cervical cancers. Both of these vaccinations are offered by public health professionals, however, we can provide you with all information prior. In some cases we will administer the HPV vaccine, but it’s best to always call the clinic ahead of time to make sure we can in your case.
Our family clinics can also provide annual influenza shots for anyone six years old and older. If you’re looking for more information about vaccinations we offer, or would like information about ones offered at public health locations, contact one of our two medical clinics today.
One area we do require an appointment is if you need a medical exam. The doctors at both our Seton medical clinic location and Westwinds medical clinic can complete yearly physicals, routine checkups for your children at regularly scheduled intervals, sports physicals and medical exams for members of the RCMP medical exams and Calgary Police Service.
If you’re applying or renewing a Class 1,2 or 4 driver’s licence you’ll need to first complete a driver’s medical exam. The test will have to be repeated every five years until the age of 45, and increases to every two years at 65, after which it becomes an annual exam. Another reason to get a driver’s medical exam is if you’ve lost your licence due to a medical related issue, or you’re over the age of 75.
Annual physicals and child checkups are covered by Alberta Health Services. For medical exams like sports medicals, driver’s medicals and police medicals, there may be a charge for the forms because it’s an uninsured service. This fee varies based on the exam requested and is determined by the fee guide provided by Alberta Health Services.
Most of the exams are routine and are performed by one of our family physicians. It involves an assessment and review of the patient’s medical history. Some of the exams will require a vision test to ensure the patient meets government standards and a hearing test. Our staff can help fill out any necessary medical forms. In the case of a driver’s medical exam, it’s an uninsured service which is either paid by the employer or the patient.
Have you been injured on the job? Figuring out how to fill out all the forms accurately can be challenging, which is why we help with Workers’ Compensation Board claims. From the moment you’re injured, make sure you head to one of our two Calgary medical clinic locations to begin your assessment.
One of our experienced doctors will discuss how the injury occurred and figure out what your treatment should be. From there we can submit the first reports, and follow up with progress reports, consultation reports and send invoices to WCB. This can help take some of the stress off you when an injury happens.