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.

News

Waiting List is now closed

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.

Dr. Shelina Nurmohamed – Closing Practice

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 drsnrecords@imperialmedicalclinic.ca

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.

Sincerely
Dr. Shelina Nurmohamed

Easter 2022 Holiday Schedule

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

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

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.

Happy Holidays!

🇨🇦Short trips 72 hours or less by land and air🇨🇦

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.

🇺🇸 New USA COVID-19 Test Entry Requirements 🇺🇸

Updated by US CDC on 2 December 2021

US New COVID Test Requirement, IMC Same day antigen COVID test, Rapid COVID Test Vancouver, Burnaby

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:

Same Day Antigen Testing

URGENT PCR Testing

2021 Flu Shots

LAST UPDATED 2 Nov 2021 @ 14:45

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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

SATURDAYS TBD

Please call the clinic to book your flu shot appoinment.

COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd Dose

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for some people with compromised immune systems. Some people do not develop a strong immune response from two doses of vaccine because of the use of certain medications and treatments, as well as some health conditions.
For this group, it takes an additional dose to have a reasonable level of immunity and protection against COVID-19. Studies show that giving a third dose to complete the initial vaccine series can help individuals with compromised immune systems creates a stronger immune response to protect them from COVID-19. Individuals in this group will be invited through the provincial Get Vaccinated system to get a third dose of vaccine.
This recommendation aligns with the recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

 

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.
Treatment for solid tumour or malignant hematologic conditions
  • 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.
Bone marrow or stem cell transplant
  • People who had bone marrow or stem cell transplant in September 2019 or later, or are still taking immunosuppressant medications related to transplant.
Moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency
  • 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).
Prior AIDS defining illness or Prior CD4 count ≤ 200/mm3 or Prior CD4 fraction ≤ 15% or any detectable plasma viral load since January 2021 or HIV infection and ≥ 65 years old or perinatally acquired HIV infection.

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.
Dialysis and/or with severe kidney or renal disease
  • 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?

You will receive an invitation by text, email, or phone call through the Get Vaccinated system about how and when to book a third dose.
You must wait at least four weeks after your second dose to get your third dose.
People who are not eligible and who did not receive an invitation through the Get Vaccinated system will not be able to get a third dose.
If you believe you meet the criteria to get a third dose and have not been contacted by October 8, get in touch with your health care provider. Your health care provider can complete the Attestation Letter to confirm your eligibility for a third dose.
You do not need a third dose to be considered fully vaccinated on your BC Vaccine Card.

 

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please visit BC CDC or the Doctors of BC website.

Dr. Matthew Kalinowski change of location of practice

An Important Notice From Dr. Kalinowski

There will be some changes to Dr. Kalinowski’s schedule, effective June 21, 2021.

Dear Patients:

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

email: drkalinowski.moa@outlook.com

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.

Sincerely,

DR. M KALINOWSKI

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to have a new Family Doctor, you may consider the following options:

  1. Request to be added to the wait-list at Imperial Medical Clinic, please email info@imperialmedicalclinic.ca with your name, DOB, and PHN. ; OR
  2. Visit the Burnaby Divisions of Family Practice to be added to the Family Doctor Wait-list.
  3. If you are not a resident of Burnaby, please contact your local Divisions of Family Practice:

Better Health Care is Our Mission

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm service. Limited Same Day Appointments are Available.

(604) 409-8000

FAX LINE: (604) 409-4000

4648 Imperial Street, Burnaby, B.C. V5J 1B8

info@imperialmedicalclinic.ca