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

Meet our Doctors

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. Jane Fowke

Dr. Fowke, Co-founder of the Alpine Medical Clinic 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. 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. James Clem- on indefinite Parental Leave as of October 2023

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. Clem is on indefinite parental leave and considering a move to the coast. Dr. Clem will be missed beyond measure.  We hope this is a “see you later” not a good bye

Dr. Ashley Bakker

Meet Dr. Ashley Bakker, Banff’s very own hometown hero, returning to Alpine Medical Clinic after an adventurous stint in Fernie. With roots firmly planted in this mountainous paradise, Dr. Bakker brings back her expertise and a truckload of enthusiasm to care for her community.

A Banff native, Dr. Bakker started her medical journey in British Columbia but couldn’t resist the pull of home sweet home. She’s thrilled to be back in town, ready to share her expertise and passion for local care.

When she’s not donning the white coat, Dr. Bakker is a proud mom of three, juggling stethoscopes and soccer games with equal finesse.

Get ready to experience top-notch care sprinkled with a touch of Banff magic – Dr. Bakker is here to ensure your health journey is as spectacular as the Rockies!


Meet Laura, our steadfast Clinic Manager, whose journey with us began in 2004 following her graduation from McMaster University, when she made the leap to the captivating Bow Valley. Beyond her exceptional managerial prowess, Laura embodies the true spirit of a mountain enthusiast, finding solace and joy in mountain biking, climbing, skiing, and horseback riding. Her outdoor adventures are shared joyously with her husband and two young sons, proudly brought into this world by our very own Dr. Fowke. Laura’s dedication to both our clinic and her adventurous family life reflects her unwavering commitment to excellence both professionally and personally.



Britt- Clinic Nurse

Meet Britt, our adventurous addition hailing from the sunny shores of the Gold Coast, Australia! Drawn by the siren call of snow-capped peaks and the thrill of snowboarding, Britt embarked on an exciting journey to Banff alongside her partner. When she’s not carving through the powder or conquering mountain trails, you’ll find her lost in the pages of a gripping novel or exploring scenic hikes.

Bringing a wealth of experience as a cardiac nurse, Britt seamlessly intertwines her expertise with the pulse-racing beauty of these majestic mountains. Her dedication to heart health extends beyond the medical realm and resonates through her passion for the breathtaking outdoors. Join us in welcoming Britt, the adrenaline-loving nurse ready to infuse her cardiac expertise into the heart-stopping landscapes of Banff!

Megan Butler - Full Time Medical Receptionist

Stay tuned for Megan’s Bio

Sarah Lockhart- Medical Office Administrator (M.O.A)

Sarah joins our team from sunny Brisbane, Australia, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a vibrant spirit. Although she briefly returned home after arriving in Canada in December 2022, the magnetic pull of Banff’s mountains and  her partner Cody brought her back to our picturesque town. Beyond her dedication to healthcare, Sarah finds joy in snowboarding, hiking, and powerlifting, reflecting her commitment to both patient care and an active lifestyle. Sarah adds a global perspective to our practice, and we’re thrilled to have her on our team 🌍🏔️🩺

Medical Office Administrator - M.O.A.

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403 762 3155
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211 Bear St #201A
Banff, AB
T1L 1J8