FAQ

Yes, our doctors do issue sick notes for work and /or universty and there is no associated cost for regular patients
All estimated wait times are approximate. Although a doctor can typically see 5 to 7 patients per hour, individual visit times vary depending on the patient’s needs.
Due to privacy and confidentiality laws we are not permitted to release information to anyone other than the patient without their signed consent. If you are planning to have a friend or family member pick-up information on your behalf, or plan to have us send information to another doctor, it is important that you sign our in-house consent form.
Although we generally operate on a first-come first-serve basis, we have a duty to triage patients according to the urgency of their needs. For example, we may place a child with a high fever ahead of you in the queue. Similarly, any patient whose care we feel needs to be expedited for medical reasons may be seen sooner than you.
Yes, you may run errands or go home to rest while waiting your turn. Simply register your name and return at the estimated time provided. You will not lose your turn in line. If your name is called and you are not there, we will simply move to the next patient who is there and call your name again when we are ready for the next patient.
The decision about whether or not to provide a prescription ultimately rests with the doctor. If a doctor does not feel the medication is in your best interest or if it is a controlled substance, they are within their rights to refuse the prescription. As a walk-in clinic, our policy strictly states that we do not prescribe any controlled substances. A full list of these restricted medications is posted in our office for your convenience.
Our clinic policy is “No news is good news”. When we receive a lab or diagnostic imaging report, it is soon reviewed by a doctor who will determine if follow-up is required. All normal results will be filed and we will only contact you if the result requires follow-up. However, if you are curious about your results, please feel free to come in to review them with the doctor.
We prefer that you book an appointment to reduce your wait times but we do accept walk-in patients
If your issue falls outside of the scope of practice of the doctor, he may refer you to a specialist. Alternatively, if the doctor feels your issue is urgent and needs immediate attention you may be referred to the local emergency department
Generally referrals are faxed to the relevant specialist within 1-2 business days after you are seen in the clinic. However, sometimes the doctor will wait for test results before faxing the referral and it is in your best interest to ensure these tests are done in a timely manner. You should receive a call with an appointment date within approximately 4 weeks after the referral is faxed although the actual appointment date can be several months away. For example, if you were seen in the clinic on March 1st, you should generally receive a call by April 1st but the actual appointment date could be in May. If you have not received an appointment date in due course, we encourage you to call our office so we may follow-up on the referral for you.

Dr. Faustin Kadima

Monday Off
Tuesday Off
Wednesday Off
Thursday Off
Friday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday Off
Sunday Off

MD

Family Medicine
Languages Known : English & Spanish
Dr. Faustin Kadima did his MD from a reputed school in Congo in 1993 and then did his M.MED – Master of Medicine from South Africa in Family Medicine.He has experience at clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms and nursing homes in Calgary and surrounding towns. His focus now is on providing evidence-based, patient centered care at Forest Lane Medical Clinic.

Dr. Beelal Abdalla

Monday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Tuesday 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Friday Off
Saturday Off
Sunday Off

MD, CCFP

All Aspects Of Family Practice
Languages Known : English and Arabic
Dr. Beelal Abdalla did his MD from University of Alberta and completed his residency training at the University of Calgary. He is a passionate doctor committed to help patients achieve their health goals and maximizing their quality of life. He is interested in all areas of general practice and believes in empowering patients to take control of their health.

Dr. Rahul Chhabra

Monday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Saturday Off
Sunday Off

PhD, MD, CCFP

Family Physician

Languages Known : English, Hindi & Marathi

Dr. Rahul Chhabra graduated from University of Ottawa school of Medicine. He did his Family Medicine residency in McMaster University, Hamilton ON. He is a passionate doctor committed to help patients achieve their health goals and maximize their quality of life. He is interested in all areas of general practice and believes in empowering patients to take control of their health. He likes to educate patients regarding their illness and actively involve them in shared decision making.

Dr. Swapna Masurkar

Monday 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Wednesday Off
Thursday 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Saturday Off
Sunday Off

MD, CCFP

All Aspects Of General Family Practice; Special Interest In Skin Care, Botox, Fillers, Hair Fillers Etc.

Languages Known : English, Hindi & Marathi

Dr. Swapna Masurkar has 3 years’ post-graduation training in Anesthesia in 1995, she completed Family Medicine Residency Program at The University of Manitoba in 2002 and practicing in AB since then, She was nominated as Best Physician of the year 2021 . During these years of practice, Dr. Masurkar has come across hundreds of clients, especially with skin of color, seeking help with aesthetic skin concerns like wrinkles/fine lines, hyperpigmentation, skin tags and moles, acne scars, and dark circles. This motivated Dr. Masurkar to research deeper into the subject and attend numerous programs to gain deeper insight and knowledge into what instruments and products could help people with skin of color. She is treating skin conditions for last 10 years. 

Dr. Masurkar has special interest in anti-aging medicine and believes in a personalized, holistic and multi-pronged approach through the combined use of advanced lasers, radio-frequency machines, and injectable fillers in order to deliver natural and visible results.