About Us

About Us

Family Medicine Teaching

Crowfoot Village Family Practice is an official training site for the University of Calgary Department

Meet Our Physicians


Dr. Julie Croteau

Dr. Chris Bockmuehl


Dr. Bockmuehl was born in Switzerland and lived there, and in Germany until age 12 before emigrating to Vancouver. He completed medical school in Calgary in 1989 and his family medicine residency in Vancouver and Williams Lake in 1991. He returned to Calgary and practiced in the Southwest until joining CVFP in August of 2007. He is a fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. Dr. Bockmuehl is married and has two teenagers at home. He plays cello and electric bass in a church band and occasionally enjoys flying the friendly western skies as a private pilot. distraught at the recent necktie ban by numerous international governing bodies. Please forgive him any Windsor knot relapses in which you may discover him.

Dr. Julie Croteau

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Dr. Julie Croteau was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She completed a BSc. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta prior to completing her Medical Degree and Family Medicine Residency at the University of Calgary. She is thrilled to be starting her own family practice at CVFP.  In addition to her work at CVFP she also works as a Hospitalist here in Calgary.  When she's not working, you can often find her in Canmore with her husband and their dog, hiking, biking, skiing and adventuring. She also enjoys yoga, reading and spending time with friends.

Dr. Lynne Gillis

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Dr. Lynne Gillis joined CVFP in 2013 after completing her medical degree and residency in family medicine at the University of Calgary. She was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario along with two brothers and a twin sister. She completed an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and a Masters in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Guelph. She moved to Calgary with her husband and had two boys prior to deciding to pursuit Medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband Bob and boys Spencer and Jake who are avid lacrosse and hockey players. When she isn’t spending time in arenas or lacrosse field, she enjoys running, resistance training, family outings or sharing some good Pinot Noir by the pool with friends.

Dr. Ted Jablonski


Dr. Ted Jablonski was born, raised and trained in Winnipeg (B.Sc. Med., MD 1984 – University of Manitoba, CCFP, FCFP) and has taught and practiced family medicine in rural Manitoba, Northern Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario before moving to Calgary in 1998. Ted is also a clinic associate at the Men's Sexual Health Clinic at the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology (in the Rocky View Hospital) and does consultant work in sexual medicine for Southern Alberta. He joined CVFP at the end of 2010, bringing his large community practice along. Ted continues to moonlight as "dr j", a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter who has 6 indie CD releases. He is married to Monique and has two very independent "adult kids". He successfully ran, cycled and spoke across Canada in the Fall of 2010 to raise awareness of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and inspired action to overcome it. www.SADnomore.ca

Dr. Katharine Johns


Dr. Katharine Johns graduated from the University of Alberta in 1992. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at the U of A in 1994 and her Emergency Medicine Certificate in 1995 as Chief Resident. She practiced Emergency Medicine at the Foothills and Peter Lougheed Centers from 1995 to 2006, with active participation in the STARS Air Ambulance Service, The PARTY Program, the EMS liaison committee and the teaching of medical students and residents. She joined CVFP permanently in 2006. Dr. Johns enjoys spending time with her two children, playing hockey, and playing the piano.

Dr. Michelle Klassen


Dr. Michelle Klassen joined CVFP in 2010 after completing her medical degree and residency in family medicine at the University of Calgary. She also has a Ph.D. in molecular virology and viral vaccine design from the University of Saskatchewan and a Certificate in Adult Education from Dalhousie University. Outside of CVFP, Dr. Klassen enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their teenage daughter Rachel. Dr. Klassen can often be found at home cooking, reading or learning a new skill, at Canada Olympic Park at the luge track or in Canmore enjoying all that the mountains have to offer.

Dr. Brooke Miller

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Dr. Brooke Miller was born and raised in Edmonton and completed her undergraduate studies and medical school at University of Alberta. She moved to Calgary to complete her residency in Family Medicine at Crowfoot Village Family Practice. In addition to family practice, Brooke works in the breastfeeding clinic at the Alex Community Health Centre. In her spare time, Brooke loves to dance and is still dancing with the Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in Calgary.

Dr. Clark Svrcek

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Clark Svrcek (seh-VER-check) is a small town Alberta boy who attended the University of Alberta for medical school, as well as for his previous training as a civil/environmental engineer. He spent a while practicing as a water treatment engineer before he and his wife decided to unplug from the rat race and travel the world for 10 months. He is a recent grad of the University of Calgary ‘Rurban’ Family Medicine Program. Dr. Svrcek has strong interests in public health and active, healthy communities. When not doing clinical stuff Clark spends all of his spare time with his lovely wife and three amazing children exploring the great outdoors, playing music, and trying to organize thousands of digital photos.

Dr. Jessica Orr


Dr. Orr officially joined CVFP as an Associate Physician in 2010. After graduating from the University of Alberta Medical School Dr. Orr moved to Calgary to complete her Family Medicine Residency. When not working she is busy with her adorable children Ben (4) Savanna (3) and Alyssa (10 mos). Their favorite outings are the zoo, science centre, and parks. She is 6'1" which isn't tall compared to her husband Chris who is "6'10". Together they built a customized house to accommodate their height. Dr. Orr also enjoys teaching children's Sunday school, painting, scrapbooking, camping, hiking and chocolate.

Dr. Karyn Richardson


Dr. Karyn Richardson joined CVFP in 2010 after completing her medical degree and residency in family medicine at the University of Calgary. She also has a BSc in neuroscience and a law degree from the University of Calgary. Outside her medical practice, she is kept busy with her three young children and their activities. She is a keen mountain biker, runner and skier and enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors with her husband, children and friends.

Dr. Karen Seigel


Dr. Seigel grew up in Ottawa and completed a Master's of Epidemiology and her medical degree at Queen's University in Kingston. She came to Calgary in 2002 to complete her family medicine residency. She has been practicing in northwest Calgary since 2004.   Aside from seeing patients, Dr. Seigel is the Physician Lead for Population Health with the Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network. She enjoys being involved in research and is also a member of the Southern Alberta Primary Care Research Network. Outside of work, she enjoys playing her violin and photography, and loves spending time with her husband and two young kids.

Dr. Wendy Stefanek


After completing her Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Calgary, Dr. Stefanek obtained her MD from the University of Alberta in 1998. She made the move back to Calgary to complete her Family Medicine residency at the University of Calgary. She began at CVFP as a locum physician during the fall of 2004. In addition to enjoying the diversity and flexibility of family medicine, Dr. Stefanek enjoys spending time with her family, running and reading for her book club.

Wendi Walcer, NP, MSN

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Wendi Walcer is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and completed her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Alberta in 1992. She lived in Texas for many years and worked as an RN within the specialty of a Labor & Delivery unit. She obtained her Masters in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston in 2007. Wendi has a special interest in obstetrics and gynecology, and enjoys promoting women’s health. She started as a locum NP with CVFP during the fall of 2011 and has had the opportunity to expand her scope of NP practice to adult primary care. Wendi enjoys swimming, downhill skiing and spending time with her husband, son and daughter.

Dr. Rick Ward


Rick has been a principle at CVFP since 1988. As well as his clinical practice, he is actively involved in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate teaching in his role as Clinical Associate Professor with the U of C Faculty of Medicine. As well, he has held various leadership positions in Family Medicine: President of the Alberta College of Family Physicians (2008 – 2010), Physician Lead at Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network, Calgary Zone Representative for Representative Forum for Alberta Medical Association. Rick is currently Medical Director, Primary Care for the Calgary Zone with Alberta Health Services. He teaches and consults in the areas of educational program development for physicians and multi disciplinary teams across Canada and internationally. Areas of clinical interest include preventative cardiology, diabetes, ADHD, sexual medicine, psychiatry and chronic disease management. He is married to wife Cindy – they have two grown sons. One working in health care while the youngest is contemplating a second degree after completing his undergrad. In his spare time (what little there is!) he enjoys reading, hiking and fishing near his property on Vancouver Island.

Dr. Reid McLean Wiest


Dr. McLean Wiest completed his family medicine training in Calgary in 2002. Before joining CVFP as an associate, he worked as a locum in over 90 physician offices in the Calgary area. Dr. McLean Wiest has been happily married to Beth since 1997, when they decided to try something romantic by combining their two "maiden names" (i.e. he was "Wiest", she was "McLean"). They are devoted Christians and parents to two boys and a girl. They also direct and perform with a choir called Harmony Through Harmony, which seeks to develop young adult leaders, build community, expand worldviews and fight for justice for the oppressed (check out http://www.HarmonyThroughHarmony.com). Dr. McLean Wiest also enjoys composing music, playing squash, skiing, fly fishing, cooking and travel.

Dr. Kathleen Young


Dr. Kathleen Young was born in British Columbia but raised in eastern Ontario. Her first career was as a costume designer after completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from York University in Toronto. After a change in career plans, she attended MacMaster University and earned a degree in Biochemistry before attended medical school at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. After living most of her life in Ontario, she was ready for a change of scene and moved to Calgary for her Family Medicine residency. She completed her training in 2009 and worked at a clinic in mission for 4 years before joining the CVFP family. In her spare time, she loves traveling especially with her very active son.

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