"Your Health Home"
WELCOME TO RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CLINIC
Nestled in leafy Riverside between some of Medicine Hat's trendiest restaurants and boutiques you'll find Riverside Medical Clinic. Our small and personal clinic is owned and run by doctors. We specialize in family orientated care and have been serving the community since 2004. At Riverside Medical Clinic, your health is our priority.
Mon: 8:30am - 4pm
Tue: 8:30am - 4pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4pm
Thu: 8:30am - 4pm
Fri: 8:30am - 12pm
We will be closed on Friday
April 15 and Monday April 18/2022
What is a Health Home?
At Riverside Medical Clinic, we’re committed to providing you and your loved ones with exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. Your Health Home is a relatively new concept designed to improve health through continuity of care. This entails regular follow-ups with your own doctor.
A smaller clinic with lower patient load ensures ease of booking and readily available future appointments. We also aim to provide well rounded complex care through our associated Primary Care Network nursing staff. We believe that our patients deserve the best possible care, and thus we aim to be your first point of call.
Whether you’re coming in for a simple checkup or a more complex treatment regimen, our dedicated team of health practitioners has the skills and resources to manage all your health needs. We can’t wait to help you feel better today. Call us first!
These are the official walk-in hours:
PLEASE NOTE THE WALK IN CLINIC IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Walk in is available for all patient's registered with Riverside Medical Clinic only. The purpose of walk-in is for conditions that require immediate attention. As your Health Home we try to promote continuity of care and if at all possible we will try to ensure that you are always seen by your own doctor. Our aim is to provide ease of access so give us a call and see if we can accommodate you before coming to walk in.
Updated November 24, 2021
Dr Jahnes Booyens & Dr Dia Burger
28 - 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, AB
403 528 3008
Nov 20, 2021
To our Patients
It is with mixed emotions that we announce our retirement from Riverside Clinic.
Providing health care to you and your families over the past 18 years has been both an honor and a pleasure. We have had the privilege to get to know you, to build relationships; from the more mature to the newly young … you realize when the child you first met, now has her own teenaged children, just how long we have been in each other’s lives and how deep those relationships reach.
We have spent a lot of time contemplating our choice - it was not done easily or on a whim - it was a hard decision to make. The past few years have been extremely tough for us personally, while professionally it has not been easy for and with the health care system in our province; a few of many factors which had us reach a point where we need to regroup and reevaluate life.
We feel it is vital that we take a break for ourselves and our family at this time. Our focus is to spend quality time with our children while they are still young and with us for a few more years.
Subsequently, we are pleased to announce, that as of November 22, 2021, Dr. Farah Naz and Dr. Ahmed Al-Abayechi will be taking over the practice at Riverside clinic. Medical records of our current patients are automatically transferred to these Physicians. Many of you have already met either or of both of these Physicians during your Riverside clinic visits over the past months.
We encourage you to call the clinic to book your next appointment with them.
Dr. Burger will continue to see her current Therapeutic Botox patients in Redcliff at Phoenix spa, as per their scheduled appointments.
In closing, we would like to thank each and everyone of you for entrusting us with the care of your health, as well as our colleagues and our staff (without whom we would not have been able to do it) for the pleasure of working with you.
Dr. Jahnes Booyens
Dr. Dia Burger
DID YOU KNOW?
Updated January 2017
Our basic medical visits are 10 minutes long. This is in keeping with the Alberta average. Some appointments, like physicals and biopsies are booked for 20 minutes. This may seem short but it does not include time spent registering, doing investigations or moving between offices. Your face time with your doctor is important so please arrive early and respect the time of patients booked after you. In this way we try to accommodate as many people as possible and also have a shorter wait time until the next available appointment. Please try and arrive 15 mins before a normal visit and 30 mins before a physical. This allows time for registering, vitals signs and rooming before your appointment starts.
Meet Our Health Professionals
DR. DIA BURGER
Co-owner of Riverside Medial Clinic, Dr Burger has honed her skills in Canada for many years. Initially trained in South Africa she has worked in Manitoba and in Calgary. She decided to move to Medicine Hat as it was the perfect place to raise her two children. She also has an active interest in cosmetic medicine and is the owner of the adjoining Hummingbird Medical Spa.
DR JAHNES BOOYENS
Dr Booyens is the other co-owner of Riverside Medical Clinic. Trained in South Africa, he has worked in Canada for many years. He has a broad practice involving both primary and geriatric care. He also consults with the Workman's Compensation board. When he is not working, he will likely be found spending time with his family or working on his cars.
Our doctors are currently not accepting new patients.