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Monday , 21 June 2021

New doctor begins practicing in Vermilion

Vermilion welcomed Dr. Rubina Khan to practice at the Midtown Medical Clinic on May 25.

Khan will also be working in the emergency department at the Vermilion Health Centre having previous experience working in emerge as well as gynecology and obstetrics.

She said growing up she dreamed of becoming a doctor and in junior high made up her mind to do it.

“I love it. Especially being able to relieve anybody from pain or helping people by connecting them to social supports or community services,” said Khan.

“The staff here has been very supportive and helpful as I’ve been adjusting to a new system.”

Khan has been working at hospitals in Edmonton for the past 14 years and is a global doctor, originally from Pakistan.

She completed her training both in Pakistan and in Canada and is currently working as a general practitioner.

That’s why she chose to work in a clinic to help people.

Mayor Caroline McAuley said in an email statement Dr. Khan is a great addition to the town’s medical team.

“She is open to seeing infants to seniors as well as pre and postnatal patients. This brings the family physicians up to five in our community and we have one anesthesiologist,” said McAuley.

“The physicians complement have largely been stable since we recruited three years ago, and Dr. Khan fills the spot left vacant last year by Dr. Kruger.

“This is a good mix of doctors for our community.”

In Pakistan, Khan experienced both urban and rural settings and is looking forward to living and working in rural Alberta.

She went on to say that she hasn’t had a chance to explore much, but came for a tour last year and enjoys that there are many green spaces and clean areas.

“The community is very friendly and close-knitted which is not something you see in the city. It is very neat and clean and there is a lot of care taken, as well as people and services are easily available in rural areas,” said Khan.

Town of Vermilion CAO, George Rogers said the Vermilion and Area Physician Attraction and Retention Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Khan.

To book an appointment with Dr. Khan, you can call the Midtown Medical Clinic at 780-853-2809.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.