Our Services

Our Services

The Alpine Clinic is pleased to provide varied and comprehensive services.For more information, please view these resource links and info sheets. Please click on the services below for more detailed information.

Minor procedures

  • Skin biopsies
  • Mole removals
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses
  • Toe Nail wedge excision
  • Wart removals
  • Rapid step and rapid mono tests
  • Point of care ultrasound

Family Planning

  • IUD insertion – You need to book a consultation prior to insertion
  • Morning After Pill
  • Abortion counselling

Mental Health Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Stress

Gynecology

  • PAP tests
  • STI screening
  • Endometrial Biopsies
  • Breast lump aspirations

Commonly performed procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Anal Fissure and Sphincterotomy
  • Breast Biopsies
  • Caesarean section
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dilation & Curettage
  • Ganglion Removal
  • Hernia repair (Inguinal, Femoral, Umbilical, Incisional)
  • Haemoroidectomy
  • Haemorroid Banding
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Incision & drainage of Abscess
  • No Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Pilonidal Sinus Surgery
  • Removal of soft tissue tumours & skin lesions
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Varicose Vein Surgery

Booking a surgical consult

You can be referred by your family physician, once the Clinic receives the referral you will be called to book a consultation. If you do not have a family physician then please call the clinic direct 403 762 3155.

What to expect at the consultation?

Please bring your healthcare card to the consultation.

The consultation should take no longer than 15 minutes; you will meet with Dr. Macdonald and discuss appropriate treatment options for your condition.

If it is decided that surgery is your best option, a surgery date will then be booked. Urgent surgery can be arranged within days.

Surgery requiring hospital care takes place at the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital.

Minor procedures such as no-scalpel vasectomy, circumcision & skin biopsies are performed in our office surgical suite.

Pre-Operative Patient Questionnaire  (link PDF)- Only to be completed if instructed to at the time of booking your consult

WCB (Workers’ Compensation Board)

The Alpine Medical Clinic is experienced in handling WCB claims. Please inform the front desk if your injury is work related. It is important to initiate the process at work even if your injury does not prevent you from working.

You must bring your employer details with you; name, address and telephone no. to complete the claim.

Follow up appointments should be booked before you leave the Clinic.

 Drivers Medicals

Please be aware that a driver’s medical is an uninsured service and is not covered by Canadian Healthcare (unless you are over the age of 75).  There is a fee for this service. If you are able to book in advance you are charged a reduced fee.

Employment Physicals

This service is not covered by Canadian Healthcare and there is a charge. Costs are directly related to the requirements of the individual application. Prior to your visit check with the employer if there is a specific form the Doctor must complete and any specific test that need to be ordered.

Visa Physicals

You must call ahead to book an appointment for a Doctor to complete a Visa physical. This service is not covered by Canadian Healthcare and there is a charge. Costs are directly related to the requirements of the individual application. Please ensure that you bring all the required paperwork to your appointment.

Dr. Ian MacDonald has been performing Endoscopy procedures for over 30 years. Dr. Macdonald currently offers two types of endoscopy procedures.

Gastroscopy (upper endoscopy)
Sigmoidoscopy (lower endoscopy)

In co-operation with the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital we are able to offer bookings for sigmoidoscopies and gastroscopies at the Hospital.

For further information please read the relevant PDF document that can be downloaded from the Information Sheet tab.

Any queries please call the Clinic.

Booking an Endoscopy

You can be self referred or by your family physician, once the Clinic receives the letter you will be called to either book straight for the procedure or a consult. If you do not have a family physician then please call the clinic direct 403 762 3155.

No scalpel vasectomies are performed in the clinics surgical suite. Dr Macdonald has been performing vasectomies for over 30 years. Please visit the clinic’s no scalpel vasectomy website at www.albertavasectomy.com for more information.

Please note it is considered a permanent form of contraception.

The procedure itself takes approximately 15 minutes but allow an hour in total for the visit.

Please read the NSV leaflet in the Info Sheet tab for more information.

 How to book an appointment:

You can be referred direct by your family physician. Once the Clinic receives the referral you will be called and booked in for the procedure. If you do not have a family physician then please call the clinic direct 403 762 3155.

The V-Team:

A story about four friends who 20 years ago went on a ski/vasectomy trip to Banff to get operated on by Dr. Macdonald. As a joke they filmed the weekend.

 

The V-Team Redux

http://youtu.be/fA8xNbzrh8I

 

The V-Team Director’s Cuts

http://youtu.be/t3hA8m-yi34

 

The V-Team Trailer

http://youtu.be/wnT6gLPp6wA

The Alpine Medical Clinic welcomes individuals in need of urgent medical care and can accommodate minor emergencies on a Walk in basis. Our in office surgical suite is well equipped to deal with the following care:

  • Cast broken bones with waterproof casting materials
  • Administer IV Fluids and medications
  • Suture open wounds and lacerations
  • Drain abscesses
  • Dress burns and wounds
  • Perform minor procedures

If possible, please call ahead to advise us that you require assistance, so that we can prepare for your arrival. Otherwise simply walk-in and you will be seen as quickly as possible.

For free 24 hour telephone advice you can call a trained nurse at Healthlink Alberta on 1 866 408 5465. If they advise you to see a Dr then please call the clinic for an appointment or walk in.

If you require immediate emergency attention, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department.

We remove fluid and inject joints & tendons to relieve pain and improve function, with hyaluronidase products such as Synvisc & Steroids.

Travel advice is not covered by Alberta Health, there will be an $80 fee. We recommend you book a travel consult 6-8 weeks before you leave to ensure you can receive all the necessary immunizations. Depending where you are travelling you may require a series of injections.

Preparing for your consult:

1. Bring your travel itinerary or at minimum a list of countries.
2. If possible please have your immunization record with you.
3. Check the website: CDC Travel advice for the most up to date information to help you prepare for your visit.

 

403 762 3155
alpinemedclinic@gmail.com

211 Bear St #201A
Banff, AB
T1L 1J8