Carstairs Healthcare Team

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 enjoys practicing in Carstairs and providing ongoing care to the community residents.

According to Dr. Bailey, “my family (wife and 3 kids and a dog) are all enjoying life in Alberta as we partake in an active life and believe that Canada offers a lot.” When he’s not working, he enjoys biking, swimming and adventure racing.

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 very recently (April 2016).

Dr. Schnitman currently resides in Calgary with his wife and three daughters.
He is enjoying the practice in Carstairs.

Dr. Olive Usher dr-olive-usher-300

Dr Usher began her medical career as an intern in 2006 in South Africa where she graduated. She has varied work experience in obs& gynecology obtaining a diploma in obstetrics ,ICU , family med & pediatrics.

She moved to Airdrie beginning of 2016 following 3 years of rural medicine in Consort, Alberta so she could pursue her passion in rural medicine where she absolutely enjoys the continuity of care with smaller towns.

Her passions are also exposure to rural emergency medicine, women’s health , prenatal care up to 32 weeks, general family medicine & lumps & bumps.


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