The Alpine Medical Clinic was established in 1989. In 2004, the clinic moved to the Bison Courtyard, an eco friendly building, located on Bear Street. We are committed to providing timely, friendly and a professional service to all residents from the Bow Valley, outlying communities and visitors to Banff.

Frequently Asked Questions


Dr. Ian Macdonald

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Dr. Ian Macdonald.
Dr Macdonald has been a fixture in the community since 1989. His expertise as a GP with special interest in general surgery and rural gastroenterology has been an asset to the community. His service, knowledge and friendship will certainly be missed.

Ian- If you put as much effort into enjoying your retirement as you have all the years of practise, your retirement will be truly amazing!

Dr Macdonald would like to thank each and every one of you for the privilege of letting him be a part of your lives.
He wishes you all the best and can say without hesitation that you will be well looked after.

Dr. Jane Fowke

Dr. Fowke trained at the Royal Free Hospital School of medicine qualifying in 1982. In Glasgow, Scotland she completed her General Practitioner and Obstetrical training before moving to Canada with her husband in 1985. In 1988 the family moved to Banff and started the Alpine Medical Clinic soon after.

Dr. Steve Shigeishi

Dr. Steve Shigeishi went to medical school at Queen’s university in Kingston, Ontario, and was drawn out west by the mountains, and completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Calgary in 2002.

He been with the clinic since the summer of 2003, and has been hiking, biking and skiing out here ever since.

Dr. James Clem

Dr. James Clem studied medicine at the University of Toronto before coming to the province of Alberta and completing his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Calgary. He has fallen in love with the Rocky Mountains and Banff has become his launchpad for adventures in the mountains.

Dr. Zuzana Triska

Dr. Zuzana Triska studied medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and completed her training in family medicine at the University of Calgary. As a physiotherapist in her previous career, she has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, and offers advanced treatment techniques such as ultrasound guided injections including prolotherapy and PRP. Her other special interest is in low risk obstetrics, maternity and newborn care. In her free time she enjoys mountain biking and skiing, as well as spending time with her young family.

Dr. Jeanine Jensen Locum

Dr. Jeanine Jensen is a new in practicing physician having graduated from the University of Calgary family medicine program in June 2015. She has spent her first year in practice expanding her skill-sets in family medicine and low risk maternity care throughout Calgary and the Bow Valley. Growing up on the prairies and completing medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Jensen enjoys travelling home to spend time with family, and loves the feel of a close knit community. In her spare time she enjoys staying active, curling and reading, and is most often found socializing with friends over coffee or wine.

Laura Ouellette EMT, B.Sc. Bio Psych.Clinic Manager

Laura joined the clinic in 2004 when she made to move to the Bow Valley after graduating from McMaster University.  Laura is an avid outdoor enthusiast that enjoys mountain biking, climbing, skiing and horseback riding with her husband and two young sons (proudly delivered by Dr. Fowke)

Riley Charriere B.N. Graduate Nurse

Riley studied Nursing at the University of Calgary and moved to Banff for her final practicum in 2017. She spends her time off snowboarding and loving the mountain culture.

Dana Mckay B.Sc N, R.N Clinic Nurse

Dana has called the Bow Valley home off and on for the past 27 years, making Banff her permanent address 2 years ago.  Dana brings to the clinic her years of nursing experience specialising in critical care.

Dana enjoys spending time in the mountains with her new husband and fur baby Gulliver.

Stephanie Palmateer, Medical Receptionist

Stephanie is a new addition to the clinic who has called Banff home for the past 3 years. Stephanie enjoys spending time with friends and exploring all the beauty the mountains have to offer.  Stephanie is excited to gain experience in the medical field to help her on her way to a medical career herself, with an interest in psychology.

Shannon Kinsella, Medical Receptionist

Shannon recently joined the clinic team only shortly after making her way to Banff like so many Aussies. Shannon is an outdoor enthusiast  and is making great use of her time in Canada exploring and adventuring whenever possible.  We are fortunate to have Shannon with us as a long as we can before her next great adventure calls her away.

403 762 3155

211 Bear St #201A
Banff, AB
T1L 1J8