Welcome to Imperial Medical Clinic
Wear a face mask before entering the building.
If you do not have one, a face mask will be provided to you. For your safety and our staff, this is mandatory.
If you have not been instructed to come into clinic, please do not come into the clinic. Your Family Doctor may be working remotely and may not be able to see you.
We would like to thank everyone interested in obtaining a new Family Doctor.
At this time, we have closed our wait list due to the high demand. We are currently unable to accept any new patients until further notice. We will still continue to work through those who are on our waitlist when capacity is available with each of our Family Doctors.
Please note, Dr. Joshua Magnusson is only accepting new patients referred by the Burnaby Divisions of Family Practice. Dr. Magnusson is not able to take any new patients that have not been referred by the Burnaby Divisions of Family Practice.
Thank you again for your patience and interest.
TO ALL PATIENTS OF DR. SHELINA NURMOHAMED, PLEASE READ
To my patients,
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that I am going to be closing my practice at Imperial Medical Clinic towards the end of June 2022.
I have truly loved and cherished being allowed into your lives and I am very grateful for you entrusting me with your health. This has not been an easy decision but at this time I need to focus my attention onto my young family.
I understand how difficult the situation of finding a family doctor is and I truly apologize for any distress this news causes you. Unfortunately none of the other Doctors at IMC are able to continue your care in my absence and I recommend
- Visiting the Pathways Medical Directory (pathwaysmedicalcare.ca)
- Contacting HealthLink BC using 8-1-1 toll-free number (or 7-1-1 if you are hearing impaired) or by visiting their website at healthlinkbc.ca.
- Contacting your local Divisions of Family Practice (divisonsbc.ca), as some are establishing physician directories.
For Burnaby patients: https://divisionsbc.ca/burnaby/for-patients/looking-for-a-doctor-in-burnaby
- Visiting a local walk-in clinic or Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC). UPCCs also serve as primary care clinics for people who do not have a regular primary care provider and will work to connect them to a primary care clinic as space is available.
- Asking friends and family for recommendations.
Logistically, after the 25th July 2022 I will no longer have access to reviewing any test results or letters from specialists etc. Imperial Medical Clinic will be unable to hold any responsibility for these so please do inform any specialists that you see to no longer address letters to myself/Imperial Medical Clinic or to copy me into any lab work.
Since your medical records are confidential, a copy can only be transferred to another doctor or released to you with your written permission through an authorization for release of medical record form. If you would like to receive a copy of your medical records or transfer them to another physician, please contact Imperial Medical Clinic. Please note that there is a fee associated with the transfer of medical records in the amount of $65.00. You may email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am thankful to you, my patients, for trusting me with your care for so many years. I have truly appreciated the opportunity to support you and your family.
Thank you for the privilege of being your family doctor and I wish you and your family the best of health in the future.
Dr. Shelina Nurmohamed
The clinic will be closed for the Easter Long Weekend. We wish everyone a pleasant long weekend.
Friday April 15, 2022 – CLOSED
Saturday April 16, 2022 – CLOSED
Monday April 18, 2022 – CLOSED
Please note the following holiday schedule for clinic hours:
Friday December 24 – CLOSED
Saturday December 25 – CLOSED
Monday December 27 to Thursday December 30 – LIMITED Availabilities
Friday December 31 – CLOSED
Saturday January 1 – CLOSED
Monday January 3 – LIMITED Availabilities
We will continue to be open from December 27-December 30 with limited staff.
From all the Physicians, Staff, and our families, we wish you all a festive and safe holiday.
Starting November 30, 2021, Canadians or individuals who have right of entry, qualify as fully vaccinated travellers and who re-enter Canada within 72 hours of leaving, won’t have to provide a pre-entry molecular test result. This will also apply to their accompanying children under 12, regardless of whether or not the children are vaccinated.
- Individuals with right of entry include: Canadian citizens, permanent residents, those registered under the Indian Act, and their accompanying children under 12. Check if you qualify as fully vaccinated
- For example, a Canadian citizen who left Canada on November 29, 2021 and returned on November 30, 2021 and who met the requirements of the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, would not have to provide a pre-entry test result
You will still need a COVID-19 test for entry to USA or another country.
Updated by US CDC on 2 December 2021
All air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the US from a foreign country at or after 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on December 6, 2021, are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight.
- Air passengers will also be required to confirm in the form of an attestation that the information they present is true.
For the full list of requirements and exemptions, please review the language in the Order.
Imperial Medical Clinic offers same day COVID-19 testing for travel to USA:
Please note, Imperial Medical Clinic will be closed November 11, 2021 in observation of the statutory holiday, Remembrance Day. Lest we forget.
LAST UPDATED 2 Nov 2021 @ 14:45
Imperial Medical Clinic will be receiving our supply of Flu (Immunization) Shots for the 2021/22 season.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, we can expect a return of influenza circulation in the community. Influenza – or the flu – spreads very easily, and can cause serious complications or death in vulnerable people, including young children and hospital patients or long-term care residents. You can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms, so you can pass influenza on to your family and friends before you even know you are sick.
The most effective way to prevent the spread of influenza is by getting the influenza vaccine, staying home when sick, and washing your hands regularly.
So far, we have received the following flu vaccines stocked:
Fluzone Quadrivalent (2021-2022)
FluLaval TETRA (2021-2022)
FluMist (2021-2022, for ages 2-12)
FLU SHOTS are available for the next 3-5 weeks, every:
TUESDAYS 10:30AM – 12:00PM
WEDNESDAYS 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Please call the clinic to book your flu shot appoinment.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A 3RD DOSE?
People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive a third dose of vaccine. The group includes:
Solid organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
- People who have had a solid organ transplant. May include a heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas or islet cells, bowel or combination organ transplant.
- People who have received an anti-CD20 drug for a malignant condition since January 2020.
- People who are receiving or received systemic therapy (including chemotherapy, molecular therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies including CAR-T, monoclonal antibodies, hormonal therapy for cancer) in March 2020 or later. This includes solid tumours as well as hematologic cancers within this time period.
- People who are receiving or received radiation therapy for cancer in October 2020 or later.
- People who had bone marrow or stem cell transplant in September 2019 or later, or are still taking immunosuppressant medications related to transplant.
- People with combined immune deficiencies affecting T-cells, immune dysregulation (particularly familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis) or those with type 1 interferon defects (caused by a genetic primary immunodeficiency disorder or secondary to anti-interferon autoantibodies).
- People with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency which has been diagnosed by an adult or pediatric immunologist and requires ongoing immunoglobulin replacement therapy (IVIG or SCIG) or the primary immunodeficiency has a confirmed genetic cause (e.g. DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
Active treatment with the following immunosuppressive therapies:
- People who received treatment since January 2020 with any anti-CD20 agents (such as rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab, obinutuzumab, ibritumomab, tositumomab).
People who have been treated since January 2020 with b-cell depleting agents (such as epratuzumab, MEDI-551, belimumab, BR3-Fc, AMG-623, Atacicept, anti-BR3, alemtuzumab).
People who have been treated with biologics since December 15, 2020: abatacept, adalimumab, anakinra, benralizumab, brodalumab, canakinumab, certolizumab, dupilumab, etanercept, golimumab, guselkumab, infliximab, interferon products (alpha, beta, and pegylated forms), ixekizumab, mepolizumab, natalizumab, omalizumab, resilizumab, risankizumab, sarilumab, secukinumab, tildrakizumab, tocilizumab, ustekinumab, or vedolizumab.
- People who have been treated with oral immune-suppressing drugs since December 15, 2020: azathioprine, baricitinib, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, leflunomide, dimethyl fumerate, everolimus, fingolimod, mycophenolate, siponimod, sirolimus, tacrolimus, tofacitinib, upadacitinib, methotrexate, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, prednisone, methylprednisolone, or teriflunomide.
People who have been treated with steroids orally or by injection on an ongoing basis since December 15, 2020: dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, or prednisone.
People who have been treated with immune-suppressing Infusions/injections since December 15, 2020: cladribine, cyclophosphamide, glatiramer, methotrexate.
- People on dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) or have stage 5 chronic kidney disease (eGFR <15ml/min) or have glomerulonephritis and receiving steroid treatment
HOW DO I GET THE 3RD DOSE?
An Important Notice From Dr. Kalinowski
There will be some changes to Dr. Kalinowski’s schedule, effective June 21, 2021.
I am writing to inform you that I have made the difficult decision to permanently move my medical practice to Downtown Vancouver. My last day of practice in Imperial Medical Clinic will be November 1st, 2021.
Despite my best efforts, working out of more than one clinic became increasingly unsustainable. Moving forward I plan to practice out of one location only, providing a single point of care throughout the entire week.
Your medical records/chart will automatically be transferred to my new downtown office.
For those who would like me to continue to care for them, I will be more than happy to continue your care at my new office location. I understand the distance may be inconvenient and not desirable; many may decide to remain locally.
I will continue to care for you in Burnaby until November 1st, 2021 to provide you adequate time to find another medical practitioner if you decide to leave my care.
The new office downtown office is:
SKY MEDICAL CLINIC
305-1160 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC V6Z 2E8
T: 604 681 8735; F: 604 608 8740
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Imperial Medical Clinic for further information.
Thank you for allowing me to care for you over the last 2.5 years, it has been a privilege and a honor.
DR. M KALINOWSKI
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to have a new Family Doctor, you may consider the following options: