That’s right! We now have a pediatrician at Lifebridge Health Centre!
Who is the Pediatrician?
Dr. Shams Fakhir brings a wealth of experience in general pediatrics. After more that 12 years of busy general pediatric practice in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, he has recently relocated to Saskatoon. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Fakhir is a strong believer in providing a medical home to his patients.
He is the founding member of Prairie Wellness Initiative-a program to improve the overall health and wellbeing of children in Southwest Saskatchewan. He was awarded quality champion award from Health Quality Counsel for his achievements in 2013. Dr. Fakhir is committed to providing pediatric services including well baby examination and health supervision. His areas of special interests include: Pediatric & Adolescent Mental Health, Weight Management, Asthma, Allergies, and Urgent Care.
How can I book an appointment?
A referral is preferred, however, consultations for mental health or behavioral assessments require referrals. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fakhir at Lifebridge Health Centre, contact our clinic at (306) 955-5433 One of our receptionists will arrange an appointment.
Dr. Fakhir accepts children from ages 0-17.
Please note: If you do not have a family doctor that is able to refer you, you are still welcome to book an appointment. In the case that you do not have a referral, please come in 5-10 minutes early for your appointment and you will see the Walk-In Doctor briefly for this referral. This is only required for mental health and behavioral assessments.
What is the difference between a Pediatrician and a family Doctor?
Pediatricians are primary care physicians that specialize in children’s health. They focus on children so they have the knowledge and experience how to give the best care for your Child or Children. If your child requires extra attention or you have concerns that are one the pediatricians interests, Dr. Fakhir could be an excellent fit for your child’s health care needs.
Family physicians are also primary care physicians. They are trained and certified to care for people of any age and in many different areas of health care needs like internal medicine, genecology, sport medicine and many more. A family doctor can care for your entire family which can be very beneficial and convenient as well.
Whether your child sees Dr. Fakhir, (the pediatrician) or a family Doctor at our clinic, we will do all that we can to give them the best care and support that they need.