Meet the Doctors
Dr. Jane Baker
I grew up near Liverpool in the UK then moved south to Oxford University to complete my undergraduate physiology and medical degrees. During my time as a medical student, I did some training in Penticton BC. While I was there I met my husband and after graduating medical school, I worked in a rural hospital in the UK. After I finished my internship, I immigrated to Canada. We moved east to Edmonton from BC in 2006 so that I could enter family medicine residency at the University of Alberta. I graduated in July 2008 and since then have been working as a locum family physician and doing maternity care in St. Albert and with the Mom Care Docs group. In my free time I enjoy playing the viola and I try to keep fit by jogging and cycling in the river valley or swimming.
Dr. Helen Bowden
I am from Summerland, BC and graduated from the University of Toronto medical school. I've worked for 30 years in rural general practice, mainly in Lloydminster AB/SK. Much of my time has been spent doing low risk obstetrics and I really enjoy that part of practice. My two children are now in university; one in Toronto and one in Liverpool, England. My household is run by two Bichon Frise ladies; Brio and Chara. I attended each of them during their low risk puppy deliveries as well. My favourite things to do include cycling, singing, playing flute, cooking and hiking and walking with the dogs.
Dr. Sudha Koppula
My home has always been Edmonton where I was born (at the Royal Alexandra Hospital where I now deliver babies!), was raised and where I trained. I went to medical school and did a family medicine residency at the University of Alberta. In the past few years, I have ventured east to pursue a masters degree at the University of Western Ontario, which has helped me to further develop my academic interests of patient care, education and family medicine research. During my leisure time I have many interests, many of which involve spending time with my family and friends (including my Mom Care Docs colleagues).
Dr. Valerie Krinke
Having always enjoyed new life and kids, I have been privileged to deliver babies since 1991 and am now a mother to 3 children. Delivering newborns out of the same hospital I was born in, I also received my science and medical degrees from the University of Alberta. I love intercultural experiences which is reflected in another passion, working at the Edmonton New Canadians Clinic. Newly arrived refugees come from all over the world to the clinic. I have learned a great deal working and traveling extensively in Francophone West Africa where I lived with my husband and kids for almost 5 years. I like to say I have "survivalist" French. I enjoy cycling, walking and skiing in the river valley, as well as sewing and reading.
Dr. Rhea Loiselle
I went to medical school in Edmonton and went on to Ottawa to do my family medicine residency. Upon graduation, I did some short term work in Alberta and BC prior to returning to Edmonton to settle into family practice. I have always enjoyed practising obstetrics and after having my own two children, realized that doing it within a low-risk group such as this lends itself to a more balanced family and work life. Outside of medicine I enjoy swimming, cycling and running. In the wintertime I like to spend time outside both cross-country and downhill skiing with my children.
Dr. Serena Mar
I was born and raised in Edmonton. I did my medical training at the University of Alberta and I enjoy various sports as well as travelling.
Dr. Janice May
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Dr. Margaret McPhedran
I completed an undergraduate degree in medical genetics and continued at the University of Alberta to graduate with a degree in family medicine. Since that time I have been practising family medicine in Edmonton with a keen interest in obstetrics. It is a part of my practice that I greatly enjoy. My other interests include enjoying time with my family, travelling, running and the outdoors.
Dr. Catherine Olson
I'm originally from Saskatchewan and am now a long-term Edmonton resident. I'm old enough to be a grandmother and my grandson was born in July 2014. My favourite day is Thursday, when I ride my bike to the Royal Alex to deliver babies and cut toenails. Other than practising medicine, I ski, knit and speak Spanish.
Dr. Carola Starke
I was born in Edmonton and graduated medical school from the U of A. After practising in Lethbridge for 18 years, I returned to Edmonton and have been with Mom Care Docs since 2002. In my spare time Barkley the family dog takes me for a walk and I enjoy reading and needlepoint.
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