June 10th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 23
New Doctor at Crowsnest Medical Clinic
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Dr. Parisa Shahrabadi is the newest doctor at the Crowsnest Medical Clinic. Dr. Shah joins the team after completing her residency in Halifax in February.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
The Crowsnest Medical Clinic has a new doctor.

Dr. Parisa Shahrabadi (Dr. Shah) is joining the team after finishing her residency in Eastern Canada.

Dr. Shah completed most of her education at the University of Alberta. She completed her Bachelor of Science, Masters and Medical School and then travelled east to Halifax for her residency training at Dalhousie.

"I am relatively fresh out of residency, I completed it in February so I'm brand new to practice," said Shah.

Shah says she was lucky to find the job in the Crowsnest Pass.

"It was a bit of a fluke. I was finishing up my training and there was a job posting about Crowsnest Pass. My plan was always to return back to Alberta once I finished my residency. My hometown is Calgary so I wanted to be in the vicinity of it but not necessarily right in Calgary."

Dr. Shah says there was something specific about rural practice that interested her.
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"What appealed to me about rural practice in particular is the ability to have a general scope of practice. Being able to take on labour and delivery, acute care and emergency and patients in hospital as well as being a comprehensive family physician."

After speaking with doctors and touring the area, Shah says her decision to come here was easy.

"When I got in touch with the doctors in the Pass and they told me about the patient population and the things they do, it really was right up my alley as a new doctor who wants to get in and do a bit of everything. Talking to people and touring the Pass it appealed to me right away."
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Shah says there are a few topics that peak her interest but she says she's ready to help anyone who wants it.

"The main thing to know about me is that I'm eager to meet people and I'm happy to see any patients. I'm not sure how long I'm staying but I'm here for at least a year. My main interests are seeing geriatrics and women's health as well as prenatal care and newborn care but I'm really open to everything. One of the benefits of being new to practice is you're very curious, you want to be challenged and you're very keen to learn. I definitely want people to know that about me and know that I'm here to serve the community and I know a lot of people are left without a family doctor. I'm more than happy to see them and help them in their health care journey."

Anyone who would like to see Dr. Shah on a regular basis after meeting her can make a request to the clinic.

Dr. Shah says she looks forward to meeting members of the community and will be happy to take on any patients.

"I'm really looking forward to being around the Pass and hopefully getting to know all the wonderful people in the community."
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June 10th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 23
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