We use a co-operative model to augment education and prevention resources around physician wellness. Essential to this model are the contributions of Physician and Non-Physician Collaborators within Alberta. Well Doc Alberta provides an avenue for those with physician wellness expertise to reach a broader audience and to train others to meet the increasing demands for physician wellness resources.
Collaborators may contribute in many ways including:
Sharing resources they have developed
Helping develop new education resources
Updating existing education resources (from personal or other sources)
Teaching education resource materials directly
Training other physicians to teach education resource materials
We are pleased to introduce you to our growing list of Collaborators.
Dr. Huma Ali, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Ali is an Emergency Medicine Physician based out of the South Health Campus in Calgary.
Erin Botterill, R. Psych (Edmonton)
Erin Botterill is a Registered Psychologist based out of Pine Integrated Health Centre. Erin works with adults and specializes in perinatal mental health, anxiety, depression, stress reduction, and grief and loss.
Dr. Jeffrey Cao, MD, MBA (Calgary)
Dr. Cao is a Radiation Oncologist and Lead of the Oncology Leadership and Development Office at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Dr. Cao is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University Calgary, and the president-elect for the Alberta Medical Association’s Radiation Oncology Section.
Dr. Carli Rose Clemis, MD (Claresholm/Lethbridge)
Dr. Clemis is a Family Physician with a wide scope of practice in rural family medicine, sports medicine, and obstetrics. She works in Claresholm and Lethbridge.
Dr. Brian Cornelson, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Cornelson is a Family Physician at the East Calgary Health Centre in Calgary, and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Dr. Roisin Dempsey, MD (Claresholm)
Dr. Dempsey is a Family Physician working in rural medicine in Claresholm and a clinical educator for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Dr. Karen Fruetel, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Fruetel is a specialist in Geriatric Medicine and is based primarily at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. Dr. Fruetel is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Dr. Jori Hardin, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Hardin is a Dermatologist based out of the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Calgary. Dr. Hardin is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Section of Dermatology in the Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Holroyd-Leduc is an academic Geriatrician and Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She is also the Deputy Department Head (academic) for the Department of Medicine and the Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Shelley Howk, MD (Cochrane)
Dr. Howk is a retired Family Physician, after 25 years of practice in Southern Alberta. Dr. Howk is the Senior Medical Advisor, Continuing Competence for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
Dr. Barbara Kellner, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Kellner is a retired Dermatologist, who practiced in Calgary. Dr. Kellner holds the appointment of Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Dr. Susan Kuhn, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Kuhn has a pediatric infectious disease practice at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and consults for tropical infections at the Odyssey Travel Clinics in Calgary. She specializes in pediatrics, infectious diseases, travel, and tropical medicine.
Dr. Ryan Lenz, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Lenz is a medical educator and a General Internist in Calgary, based out of the Rockyview General Hospital.
Dr. Amanda Roze des Ordons, MD, MMEd (Calgary)
Dr. Roze des Ordons is a Medical Educator and Physician in critical care medicine, palliative medicine and anesthesiology at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Dr. Shannon Ruzycki, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Ruzycki is a General Internist in Calgary, based out of the Foothills Medical Centre. She is the Associate Director of Physician Wellness and Vitality for the Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Dr. John(y) Van Aerde, MD, PhD (Edmonton)
Dr. Van Aerde is a Neonatologist and clinician-researcher who has held multiple leadership roles. He is the Executive Medical Director of the Canadian Society for Physician leaders, as well as the chief-editor of the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership.
Dr. Sarah Weeks, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Weeks is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Cardiac Sciences at the University of Calgary. She is also a Faculty Advisory Against Mistreatment for Undergraduate Medical Education at the Cumming School of Medicine.
Dr. Karen-Rose Wilson, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Wilson a hospital pediatrician specializing in pediatric palliative medicine at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.
Dr. Ian Wishart, MD (Calgary)
Dr. Wishart is a Physician specializing in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine in Calgary. Dr. Wishart is Director of Interprofessional Education, a Master Teacher in Undergraduate Medical Education, and a Clinical Associate Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Dr. Jennine Wismark, MD (Edmonton)
Dr. Wismark is a Family Physician in Edmonton. While serving as President of the Grey Nuns Medical Staff Association, she and her team developed a Peer Support Program and advocated for physician wellness. She is currently the Associate Chief Medical Officer, Physician Wellness and Development for Covenant Health where she continues to advocate for physician wellness programs and healthy work environments for physicians.