About Us

Experience Our Care

Welcome to Essence Medical Centre

About Us
We are a Calgary based company with three clinic locations dedicated to providing state-of-the-art facilities and ensuring the utmost of care is provided to all of our patients. Our clinics service to both Family and Specialist practices.

Our Vision
To provide high quality Integrated Medicine practice in a clean, modern, comfortable setting for patients and to provide a stress free, efficient, great working environment with good work-life balance to all Physicians, healthcare professional and Clinic Staff.

Our Core Values:
We respect and care for our patients and our community.
We care for the wellbeing of our employees and strive for a good work-life balance.
We believe in efficiency and a common sense approach to doing our business.


Our Physicians:

Family Physicians

Dr. Saadia Qaiser, MD, CCFP

Dr. Monica Sonea, MD, CCFP

Dr. Yujin Kang, MDCM, CCFP


Specialist Physicians:

Dr. Emilia Popsor, MD
Specialist in Pediatrics


Clinic Administration:

Shailesh Bandekar
President & Chief Executive Officer
Email: shailesh@essencemedical.ca

Appointments & Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Important Notice: Clinic hours are subject to change depending on the doctor’s availability.

Walk-in:  Patients can walk-in during our regular hours of operation.

General Appointments

In order to see your preferred Family Physician and avoid waiting, it is advisable that you call our clinic line (403) 475-6001 and book an appointment.

You can also email us at appointments@essencemedical.ca  to schedule your appointment. Please email us your name and phone number and we will contact you promptly to setup an appointment.

E-mail as a way of communication is not considered secure. Please keep this in mind when transmitting personal health information. Essence Medical Centre cannot be held responsible for any security breach arising from e-mail correspondence with our clinic.

Any requests for medical advice or any information intended for the staff or physicians at Essence Medical Centre will not be acknowledged or acted upon.

You will need an Alberta Health Card and one piece of Photo ID such as Driver’s License issued by the government to register. You will need these documents at the time of the appointment.