About Us

We are a Calgary based company with three clinic locations dedicated to providing state-of-the-art facilities and ensuring the utmost of care is provided to all of our patients. Our clinics service to both Family and Specialist practices.

Our Vision

To provide a high quality Integrated Medicine practice in a clean, modern, comfortable setting for patients providing a stress free, efficient, great working environment with a good work-life balance to all Physicians, Healthcare Professional and Clinic Staff.

Our Core values

We respect and care for our patients and
our community.
We care for the wellbeing of our employees and strive for a good work-life balance.
We believe in efficiency and a common sense approach to doing our business.


Clinic Locations

University City Clinic
Brentwood Village Mall
327-3630 Brentwood Road NW
Calgary AB T2L 1K8
Phone: (403) 514-0500
Fax: (403) 514-9900
Website: brentwood.essencemedical.ca

Marlborough Medical Clinic
Northgate Village Mall
160-495 36 St NE
Calgary AB T2A 6K3
Phone: (403) 514-6001
Fax: (403) 514-6002
Website: www.marlboroughmedical.com

Essence  Medical  Centre
Westwinds Corner Plaza
150-3650 Westwinds Drive NE
Calgary AB T3J 0W9
Phone: (403) 514-6001
Fax: (403) 455-1602
Website: westwinds.essencemedical.ca


Our Physicians

Family Physicians: 

Dr. Pan C. Chow, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Dr. Ashima Sharma, MD
Dr. Kellen Baptiste, MD, CCFP
Dr. Andie Bains, MD, CCFP
Dr. Kristine Bertsch, MD, CCFP
Dr. Jodie Clark, MD, CCFP
Dr. Rachel Ottenbreit, MD, CCFP

Specialist Physicians:

Dr. Emilia Popsor, MD
Specialist in Pediatrics

Dr. Janel Nadeau, MD
Specialist in Neurology

Clinic Administration

Shailesh Bandekar
President & Chief Executive Officer
Email: shailesh@essencemedical.ca

Noreen McClure
Clinic Manager
Email: noreen@essencemedical.ca

Chantal Clarke
Medical Office Assistant
Email: chantal.clarke@marlboroughmedical.com

Anna Sheldrick
Medical Office Assistant
Email: anna@essencemedical.ca

Miranda Boudreau
Medical Office Assistant

Breanne Webb, LPN 

  • Appointments

    FIT-IN appointment
    Same day, first available appointment with one of the UCC physicians.
    Please note these appointments can be limited.

    an appointment is not required but can be subject to availability, so please do call ahead to confirm we are accepting walk-ins that day – as it’s dependent on the physician’s schedule.

    Call our clinic line (403) 514-0500
    Clinic Open limited Saturdays. Please call ahead to confirm if we are open.

  • Opening Hours

    8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    * Saturday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Sunday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    WALK-INS welcome BOTH on SATURDAY and SUNDAY. *Clinic open limited Saturdays.
    Please call ahead to confirm if we are open.
    Important Notice: Clinic hours are subject to change depending on doctor's availability.
  • Make An Appointment

    Make An Appointment

    You can also email us at appointments@universitycityclinic.com to schedule your appointment. Please email us your name and phone number so we may contact you promptly to setup an appointment.

    E-mail as a way of communication is not considered secure. Please keep this in mind when transmitting personal health information. University City Clinic cannot be held responsible for any security breach arising from e-mail correspondence with this office.

    Any requests for medical advice or any information intended for the staff or physicians at University City Clinic will not be acknowledged or acted upon.

    You will need an Alberta Health Card and one piece of government issued Photo ID, such as Driver’s License, to register upon your first visit to the clinic. You will need your Alberta Health Card for every appointment.