Specialty: Community Paediatrics

Areas of Interest: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosocial Paediatrics, Developmental Paediatrics (Learning Issues, Autism, FASD, Developmental Delays), Behavioural Paediatrics, Children in the Care of Social Services, and Adolescents

Language: English




CHANGE is coming! The lease at the Southport Road / Macleod Trail office is up on Jun 30, 2023. We will be MOVING on July 1, 2023 to:

    Suite 745, 1015 – 4th Street SW

      (One Block North of the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre)

    Calgary Alberta T2R 1J4

    New Phone Number: 403-253-2352 (Effect July 1, 2023) Do NOT call this number yet

    Same Fax: 403-255-9322

    Same Email: drgoldade@gmail.com



Note that we will be taking most of July 2023 off to set up the new office.



***** Our Office will be CLOSED on the following dates (and we will not be taking messages or processing requests during these times). Also please refrain from sending any emails during these times as there is a good chance that no one will respond:


  Friday Jun 9, 2023

  Thurs Jun 29, 2023 - Reopening Mon Jul 24, 2023 (off to set up new office at a new location)




Our office has decided to no longer take phone calls during peak times You have two options:

      i) We would prefer that you send a VERY BRIEF Email (to drgoldade@gmail.com). The email should LESS than a TWEET (2-3 sentences). Identify your child's full name and your child's Date of Birth). Note that if you send us a LARGE or LONG email with lots of commentary and/or questions, it may well take many days (maybe even weeks or maybe never) for a reply.

      ii) Option B is to leave a voicemail but again provide your child's full name and date of birth.


And we will get back to you in the order the email/voicemail was received.



Not quite sure why, but many people have been showing up quite LATE to their appointment. This is incredibly disruptive to the office flow and we ask/beg that you come 15 mins BEFORE your appointment to check in and get demographic info and heights/weights. We have a VERY STRICT policy about appointment times, so please PLEASE do not be late.

If you think you will not be able to make it for your scheduled appointment time ... please phone in and we'll switch to a phone call or a virtual visit.

Note that you will need to register your vehicle in our parking lot (parking is free for the first 2 hours) so ensure you also leave enough time to register your car.



Dr. Goldade is now booking new Consults and Follow Up Visits in late November 2023. We apologize for any inconvenience.


**** Patients needing follow-up are booked to be seen usually every 6-8 months (to help keep an eye on your child's height and weight and general well being), and If they have not actually been seen (in person or Virtually) in over 12 months however, we will consider the matter resolved and close the file. If your Family Physician feels that your child still needs paediatric specialty care, they are welcome to refer your child back to Dr. Goldade at their discretion.



Regarding Emails or Voice Messages sent into the office:


- We PREFER a BRIEF Email over a Voicemail (as all voicemail is sent to a Gmail folder). The email should be no longer than a TWEET (2-3 sentences).

- Our office apologizes if you feel that we haven't been able to get back to you in a timely fashion once you email or send a voice message. If you send us a LARGE email with lots of commentary and/or questions, it may well take many days (maybe even weeks, maybe never) for Dr. Goldade to reply. So, please please keep your emails (or voice messages) VERY BRIEF.

 - Please note that Dr. Goldade does not get paid by your Alberta Health Care Insurance plan to answer emails. If you are able to condense your message, there is a better chance that Dr. Goldade will read and respond with a short message.

- The email service is really an attempt to help parents/patients with quick issues that may well not require a In Person visit.

- And it's been extraordinarily busy and Dr. Goldade's schedule is jam packed. Know that she is at her desk from 6 am until 6 pm and doing her best to get to your concerns and questions.

- When contacting the office, please please be brief and concise. And always ... be Kind!

- And check that our email address (drgoldade@gmail.com) is not going into your JUNK or SPAM folder.

 - Also note that Dr. Goldade is now booking new consults into November 2023. And if you did not book your follow up at the end of your last visit, there is a good chance you may not be able to get back in until January 2024. We are very heavily booked at the best of times, and matters are worse due to the aftermath of COVID. We are in the midst of a full-blown mental health crisis.

- If you haven't yet booked your followup appointment, please contact the office at your earliest convenience and we'll try to arrange something.

- Also note that the office policy is: If a child hasn't been seen in over 12 months, we will consider the matter resolved and the file is closed. After that, you will need to get a REREFERRAL from your Family Doctor.




Though Dr. Goldade always prefer to see families In Person, please note that there are times when we may need to be NIMBLE and switch quickly to a Virtual Visit. There is lots we can do virtually, so we always hope you'll be willing to KEEP the visit even if it's virtual. And be sure that we always have your updated information (especially your phone number and email) and a Height and Weight on your child.



We are currently open and encourage for In-Person Visits , and are following Alberta Health Services protocol to ensure our space is safe and clean.


But if you (or your child) are UNWELL, we request that you mask. Or, if you wish, we can arrange a Virtual Visit instead.



And a little about me: I am a Community Paediatrician who has been practicing in Calgary for almost 30 years. I am passionate about children and their beautiful families. My goal is to help children & youth thrive regarding their physical and mental health.


Please note that I do not do Primary Care, which means I will only see your child for a consultation and then (perhaps) 2-3 more visits. I am not your child's regular doctor. Please refer to more information under the Office/Patient Services, and F.A.Q. sections.


I do see new patients, but only by referral from a Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner.



**** When booking your follow up visits, I ask that you please do this before leaving the office. I book up very quickly and am fully booked until August 2023 at this time. My office will not be calling you to organize this appointment. The onus is on you to organize the follow up visit.


**** Patients needing follow-up are booked to be seen usually every 6-8 months (to help keep an eye on your child's height and weight and general well being), and If they have not actually been seen (in person or Virtually) in over 12 months however, we will consider the matter resolved and close the file. If your Family Physician feels that your child still needs paediatric specialty care, they are welcome to refer your child back to Dr. Goldade at their discretion.


You may be communicating with Dr. Goldade via email but please not that Dr. Goldade does not get paid to answer emails. She only gets paid via Alberta Health only if she sees your child In Person (or via Telus Virtual Visit).  At present, those are the AHC rules.



I request that you please be kind and respectful to my staff. Everyone is truly doing their best to be helpful. If you are rude or swear, this will be noted in your child's file and you may well be asked to leave my practice and find another Physician.


Remember when calling into the office or emailing, please keep your questions, messages and requests brief. The phones can get really busy and it could make it hard for others to get through.

  • I have my own dedicated Medical Office Assistants (Richard, Norma, and Anna). When calling into the office, please ask for Richard.
  • I use a SECURE email service called BRIGHTSQUID. So, if you receive a message from my office about this, be sure to enroll. There is NO COST to you. Key items to note:
    • Please keep your email messages BRIEF. I am unable to read long emails. This service is for short, brief requests. If you send me long emails, I may well have to close down this service as I will just get overwhelmed.
    • Please use your CHILD's Date of Birth (not your own) when signing up.
    • Always state your child's full name in all correspondence.


Dr. Goldade's Hours

Monday         9:00 - 12 & 1 - 4:30

Tuesday         9:00 - 12 & 1 - 4:30

Wednesday   9:00 - 12 & 1 - 4:30

Thursday        9:00 - 12 & 1 - 4:30

Friday             9:00 - 12 Noon


Weekends     Closed

Holidays        Closed


* Please note, our office may sometimes close unannounced. Always call to ensure that we are open if you intend to pick something up or drop something off without an appointment.



In order to allow Dr. Goldade to gather information from sources such as schools, other medical clinics, etc. we ask that you print/sign and return the following Release of Information Form prior to your next visit. You can return the form by snail mail, scan/email (to drgoldade@gmail.com) or fax (403-255-9322).

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Dr. Goldade has offered to communicate with you using INSECURE Email for the following reasons:

  • A quick way to send reports or rating scales. (Please do NOT send individual pages; multi-paged PDFs are requested).
  • QUICK questions about medications. Please do NOT send long messages as they will NOT be responded to.

At this time, you may use the following insecure email to connect with Dr. Goldade: drgoldade@gmail.com

But know that a secure email format is also now available (and preferable - as it's SECURE!). Ask our office or Dr. Goldade about BRIGHTSQUID Secure Email. Please keep your questions brief and please respect her timeWhen using this form of communication:

  • Please ALWAYS state your child's full name and Date of Birth.
  • If asking for medication, please be clear to state EXACTLY what medication and dose your child is on.
  • And please provide the name/location of your pharmacy.

If you wish to make an appointment, it is best for you to phone the office at 403-253-2288.

Remember, GMAIL email is an "insecure" form of communication. If you wish to communicate in this fashion, please download, print, sign, witness and return the form to our office. Once signed, you can scan/email to our office (drgoldade@gmail.com), mail it to us or fax it to us (403-255-9322).


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