About Us

We are a Calgary based company with three clinic locations dedicated to providing our patients with access to experienced and skilled Physicians, Support staff, state-of-the-art facilities and ensuring that utmost of care is provided. Our clinics provide variety of services including 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) 475-6001
Fax: (403) 455-1602
Website: westwinds.essencemedical.ca


Our Physicians

Family Physicians: 

Dr. Ashima Sharma, MD
Dr. Andie Bains, MD, CCFP
Dr. Rachel Ottenbreit, MD, CCFP
Dr. Tristan Pagan, MD, CCFP
Dr. Jane Flynn MBChB, MRCGP, CCFP
Dr. Andrea Ramsay MD, CCFP
Dr. Lakshmi Visvanatha 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

Tammy Giles
Medical Office Assistant

  • New Patient Registration

    If you are a new patient and seeking a family physician we have created an online registration form that is available to you. Please fill and submit the form below in order to register with one of our family physicians.
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