LA Medical Clinic


LA Medical Clinic is located in Leduc, just 15 minutes south of Edmonton. Leduc is a lovely community of about 30,000 residents with great resources. The local specialists delight in having students to teach. The location has a “smaller town” feel without really being in a small town, and since the clinic is so close to the “big city,” medical back-up is superb. The community serves a diverse younger population in Leduc, a large rural population, in addition to south Edmonton. A large part of the patient population is of lower socioeconomic status and/or lower health literacy. The clinic is fully computerized and uses an electronic medical record (EMR) for charting. The hospital is well-run and well-staffed. Several physicians who recently joined the practice were University of Alberta family medicine residents who did their family medicine rotation at this clinic.

Learning Objectives

  • Cradle to grave care (pediatrics through to geriatrics)
  • Prenatal
  • WCB (work-related injuries and medical issues)
  • Aviation medicine (the clinic is close to the Edmonton International Airport and physicians also see a lot of travel-related illness)
  • Pre-employment physicals, as well as a number of simple office/surgical procedures
  • Physicians provide ER service at the Leduc Community Hospital, as well as in-patient, palliative, long-term and sub-acute care.
  • Allied Health Support: Diabetic nurse, Registered Nurses, Medical Office Assistants, Dietitians, Behavioral Health Worker, Referral Clerks, Exercise Specialist.
  • Accessible Services: Member of the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network with enhanced care provided by various allied health care professionals.


Dr. Keith Barry
Interests: Acute care and complex patients, office procedures (IUD, endometrial biopsy, skin biopsy, joint/bursa injections, toenail resection), emergency medicine, WCB, long term care, and leadership
Dr. Alistair Waugh
Interests: Primary health care for families, chronic disease management, emergency medicine, leadership, aviation medicine
Dr. Justin Balko
Interests: Family, inpatient and leadership