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 provided a full array of general pediatric services including well baby examination and health supervision. His areas of special interest include: pediatric and adolescent mental health, weight management, asthma and allergies, and urgent care.
How can I book an appointment?
No referral is needed to book at appointment with Dr. Fakhir at Lifebridge Health Centre. All you need to do is call our clinic at (306) 955-5433 and one of our receptionists can help you book an appointment with Dr. Fakhir. Anyone from age 0-17 can see Dr. Fakhir for any reason.
What is the difference between a pediatrician and a family doctor?
Pediatricians are primary care physicians that specialize in children’s health. Pediatricians focus on children so they have a lot of experience and knowledge in how best to care for children. If your child requires extra care or has concerns that are one of Dr. Fakhir’s special interests, the pediatrician 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 care and support that they need.