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Dr. Helen Dion embraces rural health care with compassion and dedication

Dr. Helen Dion embraces rural health care with compassion and dedication
Dr. Helen Dion is particularly interested in women’s health, having completed specialized courses at the University of British Columbia in contraceptive method administration and other aspects of women’s health.
Dr. Helen Dion is particularly interested in women’s health, having completed specialized courses at the University of British Columbia in contraceptive method administration and other aspects of women’s health.
IMAGE: Submitted photo
IMAGE: Submitted photo

Dr. Helen Dion embraces rural health care with compassion and dedication

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June 7, 2024
June 7, 2024

Pincher Creek welcomes a new face in its medical community: Dr. Helen Dion, a dedicated and compassionate family physician with over a decade of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dion’s extensive education and diverse professional background make her a valuable asset to our town. She began her practice June 3 at Pincher Creek Health Centre’s ER and the Associate Clinic.

Educational journey and professional expertise

Dr. Dion holds a postgraduate certificate in family medicine and a postgraduate diploma in pediatric emergency medicine, both from the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Her journey in medicine has been marked by her commitment to providing comprehensive family medicine in various settings, including university-affiliated hospitals, clinical environments and rural family medicine units. This diverse experience has equipped her with the skills to offer holistic and patient-centred care.

In her practice, Dr. Dion integrates essential patient-supporting services such as home care, social services, public health, immunization clinics and mental health services. Her commitment to community-based primary care enables her to provide ongoing support to patients of all ages, ensuring that their diverse health-care needs are met comprehensively.

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Canadian experience and special interests

In Canada, Dr. Dion has enriched her medical practice through clinical observerships and clinical assessments in family medicine in Ponoka and Brooks, Alta. These experiences have solidified her dedication to serving rural communities, where she passionately provides patient-centred care.

Dr. Dion is particularly interested in women’s health, having completed specialized courses at the University of British Columbia in contraceptive method administration and other aspects of women’s health. She offers procedures such as skin biopsies, Pap smears, IUD insertion and suturing, ensuring comprehensive care for her patients.

 

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Scholarly contributions and professional recognition

Her scholarly contributions include co-authoring top-tier scientific publications, such as:

—Strategic Frameworks for Sustainability and Corporate Governance in Healthcare Facilities; Approaches to Energy-Efficient Hospital Management (Benchmarking: An International Journal, 2024).

—Hospitals Management Transformative Initiatives; Towards Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare Facilities (Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 2023).

Dr. Dion is a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada and has volunteered with the Canadian Red Cross in Ontario, showcasing her dedication to both her professional and humanitarian roles.

Life outside the clinic

When not working, Dr. Dion enjoys staying active and embracing the outdoors throughout the seasons. She loves spending time with her family, walking her dogs and immersing herself in the beauty of nature.

Dr. Dion lived in Calgary for several years and spent time with her family in Toronto, where they lived in Oakville. While in Alberta, Dr. Dion and her family enjoyed visiting the beautiful landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, including Banff, Lake Louise and Waterton Lakes, as well as many cities like Cochrane, Okotoks and Edmonton. While living in Toronto, they visited many places around Ontario and Montreal, often driving by car to enjoy the stunning spring and fall scenes.

Dr. Dion is supported by her husband, Dr. Martin Evans, PhD, a professional engineer registered in Canada (both Alberta and Ontario), the United States and the United Kingdom. Dr. Evans holds a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Calgary, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and a PhD in project management from the University of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. He shares Dr. Dion’s commitment to community integration and professional excellence.

Choosing Pincher Creek

Dr. Helen Dion chose Pincher Creek for its diverse population, rich culture and warm, welcoming people. Her presence in Pincher Creek is more than just that of a health-care provider; she hopes to be a vital part of the community fabric, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all residents.

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Dr. Helen Dion’s integration into the Pincher Creek community signifies a commitment to enhancing the quality of health care and fostering a supportive, inclusive environment for all residents. Her expertise, passion and compassionate approach to medicine are sure to make a positive impact on our town’s health-care landscape.

Pincher Creek welcomes a new face in its medical community: Dr. Helen Dion, a dedicated and compassionate family physician with over a decade of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dion’s extensive education and diverse professional background make her a valuable asset to our town. She began her practice June 3 at Pincher Creek Health Centre’s ER and the Associate Clinic.

Educational journey and professional expertise

Dr. Dion holds a postgraduate certificate in family medicine and a postgraduate diploma in pediatric emergency medicine, both from the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Her journey in medicine has been marked by her commitment to providing comprehensive family medicine in various settings, including university-affiliated hospitals, clinical environments and rural family medicine units. This diverse experience has equipped her with the skills to offer holistic and patient-centred care.

In her practice, Dr. Dion integrates essential patient-supporting services such as home care, social services, public health, immunization clinics and mental health services. Her commitment to community-based primary care enables her to provide ongoing support to patients of all ages, ensuring that their diverse health-care needs are met comprehensively.

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Canadian experience and special interests

In Canada, Dr. Dion has enriched her medical practice through clinical observerships and clinical assessments in family medicine in Ponoka and Brooks, Alta. These experiences have solidified her dedication to serving rural communities, where she passionately provides patient-centred care.

Dr. Dion is particularly interested in women’s health, having completed specialized courses at the University of British Columbia in contraceptive method administration and other aspects of women’s health. She offers procedures such as skin biopsies, Pap smears, IUD insertion and suturing, ensuring comprehensive care for her patients.

 

Also read | Scholarship encourages students to pursue careers in health care

 

Scholarly contributions and professional recognition

Her scholarly contributions include co-authoring top-tier scientific publications, such as:

—Strategic Frameworks for Sustainability and Corporate Governance in Healthcare Facilities; Approaches to Energy-Efficient Hospital Management (Benchmarking: An International Journal, 2024).

—Hospitals Management Transformative Initiatives; Towards Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare Facilities (Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 2023).

Dr. Dion is a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada and has volunteered with the Canadian Red Cross in Ontario, showcasing her dedication to both her professional and humanitarian roles.

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Life outside the clinic

When not working, Dr. Dion enjoys staying active and embracing the outdoors throughout the seasons. She loves spending time with her family, walking her dogs and immersing herself in the beauty of nature.

Dr. Dion lived in Calgary for several years and spent time with her family in Toronto, where they lived in Oakville. While in Alberta, Dr. Dion and her family enjoyed visiting the beautiful landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, including Banff, Lake Louise and Waterton Lakes, as well as many cities like Cochrane, Okotoks and Edmonton. While living in Toronto, they visited many places around Ontario and Montreal, often driving by car to enjoy the stunning spring and fall scenes.

Dr. Dion is supported by her husband, Dr. Martin Evans, PhD, a professional engineer registered in Canada (both Alberta and Ontario), the United States and the United Kingdom. Dr. Evans holds a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Calgary, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and a PhD in project management from the University of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. He shares Dr. Dion’s commitment to community integration and professional excellence.

Choosing Pincher Creek

Dr. Helen Dion chose Pincher Creek for its diverse population, rich culture and warm, welcoming people. Her presence in Pincher Creek is more than just that of a health-care provider; she hopes to be a vital part of the community fabric, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all residents.

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Dr. Helen Dion’s integration into the Pincher Creek community signifies a commitment to enhancing the quality of health care and fostering a supportive, inclusive environment for all residents. Her expertise, passion and compassionate approach to medicine are sure to make a positive impact on our town’s health-care landscape.

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