The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is pleased to announce the hiring of nine new physicians and one Nurse Practitioner for the Meadow Lake area. Dr. Umber Arain, Dr. Maryam Bahramarsharif, Dr. Reza Jalaeian Taghaddomi, Dr. Reed Gillanders, Dr. Andrew Arndt, Dr. Anna Redekop, Dr. Aimee Seguin, Dr. Stephen Loden, Dr. Gareth Meyer and nurse practitioner Nicole Marshall have joined the local team, meaning a full physician complement is now in place.
The departure of a number of physicians over the past year had led to challenges in maintaining clinical services.
“I would really like to thank the local teams for their commitment and extraordinary effort while we were recruiting, said Dr. Stephanie Young, SHA Physician Executive with Integrated Northern Health. “In addition, we thank the public for their understanding and for utilizing some of the alternate options that were available for services.”
Dr. Young said that we would not have been able to attain this level of staffing without a coordinated effort from our dedicated local physician group, local leadership, community advocacy agencies, and SHA physician recruitment offices.
For community members who are looking for a family physician, please refer to the SHA website section on physicians accepting new patients, or contact the Meadow Lake primary care clinic at 306-236-5661. The SHA would like to remind the public that the Primary Care Clinic continues to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic with both in-person and phone-in appointments available.