Specialty: Community Paediatrics

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

Language: English

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People have been calling asking about a Covid-19 Vaccine Exemption:

Note that there are only TWO reasons for a Vaccine Medical Exemption:

  a) A true allergy from a vaccine as approved of by an Allergist or Immunologist. Most reactions are not "allergic" but expected reactions.

  b) Having had a Myocarditis and/or Endocarditis after the FIRST dose of the vaccine.

  c) And there are actually no religions that are against vaccines.

 

Bottom line, almost all Albertans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and should. If individuals have specific questions about their eligibility for the vaccine, then they should speak with HealthLink.

 

So, you see, I don't even have the power to provide you with an Exemption Letter for the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Please note that I have been receiving HUGE amounts of email from my patients/parents. Please know that:

  • If you send me a LARGE email with lots of commentary and/or questions, it may well take many days (maybe even weeks) for me to reply. Please please keep your emails VERY BRIEF.
  • Please note that  I do not get paid to respond to emails. So, this 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 my schedule is actually jam packed until late March 2022. Know that I'm at my desk from 6 am until 6 pm. I'm doing my best to get to your concerns and questions.
  • When contacting me or the office, please please be brief and concise. And always ... be Kind!

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It is absolutely necessary for you to be ON TIME for your appointments with Dr. Goldade. In fact, we ask that you come 15 mins BEFORE your appointment time to check in and get the correct demographics. If you are late, Dr Goldade may be unable to see you.

 

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.

 

We request that all parents and children be MASKED while in the office. If you (or your child) are UNWELL in any way, please do NOT come into the office and perhaps we can arrange a Virtual Visit instead.

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And a little about me: I am a Community Paediatrician who has been practicing in Calgary for over 26 years. I am passionate about children and their beautiful families. My goal is to help children & teens 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.

 

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 March 2022 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) 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.  At present, those are the AHS rules.

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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. Please always call to ensure that we are open if you intend to pick something up or drop something off without an appointment.


 

CONSENT to GATHER INFORMATION

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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CONSENT TO USE INSECURE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

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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