Before each visit with Dr. Tankel, you will see a registered nurse who will take your blood pressure, weight, and obtain a urine sample.
Due to the nature of his practice, Dr. Tankel often has to leave the clinic for deliveries and emergencies. As a result, you may have to wait to be seen for your appointment as t is not unusual to wait anywhere from three or more hours. As this is unexpected, we still ask that you arrive on time for your scheduled appointment. We encourage you to bring a snack, a drink and something to keep you occupied in the event that you have a long wait.
As well, please be advised that there child care is unavailable at UHC or the Hys Centre. If you bring your child/children with you, please bring something to keep them occupied during the duration of your wait time and visit.
Important note: Your delivery will be at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH), located downtown, where Dr. Tankel participates in the on-call delivery system. This is the only hospital location where he works. And, while Dr. Tankel’s goal is to be at most deliveries that take place between Monday to Friday, if your delivery occurs during the night, on the weekend or on a holiday, another obstetrician may be present for your delivery.