Calgary Airport healthcare team

Tyla Tkachyk

Nurse Practitioner

Tyla is a family Nurse Practitioner and a native Calgarian. She comes with a vast Registered Nursing background with a main area of expertise in labour and delivery, emergency, and neurotrauma intensive care. Tyla received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Calgary in 2001 and her Master of Nursing/ Nurse Practitioner degree from Athabasca University in 2015.

Her main area of practice is women’s health including contraceptive counselling, fertility, prenatal and postnatal care, menopause, and breast health. She also has a special interest in infant/child care and development, dermatology, mental health, and healthy lifestyle promotion across the lifespan.

Tyla is looking forward to caring for the YYC community.

Dr. Pat Bailey Patrick Bailey

Family Physician

Dr. Bailey is a vocationally trained General Practitioner with experience in Hospital and Community Medicine in Ireland and the UK.

He recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine, and also holds Post Graduate qualifications in Surgery (FRCS (Ed)), Palliative Care (ECPC) and a Diabetes in Primary Care Certificate from University College Cork, Ireland.

Dr. Bailey’s main interests in Primary Care are exercise and activity promotion, disease prevention and management of Chronic Illnesses. He is looking forward to working in the Airport, meeting a diverse group of patients and providing ongoing care to the YYC community.

Dr. Shmuel Pinchas Schnitman Shmuel Schnitman

Family Physician

Dr. Shmuel Pinchas Schnitman graduated from Medical School in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in 1998 and practiced as a GP for 3 years in southeast Brazil.

In 2002 he immigrated to Israel where he began his residency in Family Medicine receiving the Specialist title in 2014. While in Israel, Dr. Schnitman was active in practice from 2003 until April 2016. Dr. Schnitman resides in Calgary with his wife and three daughters.

He is currently practicing at the PrimeCARE Health Clinic in Carstairs and has recently joined the YYC team on a regular basis.

Dr. Karen Choi

Dr. Karen Choi trained as a general practitioner at the University of Calgary. She has a special interest in occupational medicine, musculoskeletal issues, and the practice of medical acupuncture.

She holds a certificate from McMaster University’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program and has completed training in the Gokavi Transverse Technique for the treatment and management of chronic myofascial pain and dysfunction.

Dr. Choi is currently accepting referrals at the Douglasglen location for patients experiencing acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain who may benefit from acupuncture treatment (referral form). She is also a WCB acupuncture provider.

Mike Cayen RMT, H.A.A.N.

Registered Massage Therapist & Reikimaster/Teacher

Michael is a Registered Massage Therapist with over 2200 hours training and over 15 years experience in alternative healthcare. He is also an accomplished Usui Reiki Master/Teacher from the increasingly popular field of body energy work.

He has worked with a wide variety of clients from every walk of life and in venues from the largest resort spa in Banff, to private rehab work in the US for retired athletes as well the young rising stars of our own Canadian Olympians in Canmore, Alberta.

“ I have spent a great deal of time working with elite athletes from all over North America, and have developed special soft tissue rehab and therapy techniques based on the unique world of high altitude athletics. These techniques in combination with close focus on Lymphatic Drainage has been very successful and rewarding over the past 5 years. “

Whether you are a world class triathlete or a mom getting back into shape after having a baby, Michael will enjoy helping you along your path to a healthy mind and sound body.


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