Horizon Family Medicine - Red Deer

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Red Deer Family Practice with Walk-In Availability

Horizon Family Medicine - Red Deer provides booked family practice patient appointments as well as same day public walk in patient visits. Find us inside the Red Deer Real Canadian Superstore beside the pharmacy. There is plenty of parking available for patient convenience. Our closest major intersection is at 51 Ave and 49 St. Hours are listed below the map.

Cosmetic Services Now Available! Call (403) 887-0551

 Horizon Voted Favourite Medical Clinic in Red Deer

We are proud to announce the Red Deer Advocate has named Horizon Family Medicine your Favourite Medical Clinic of 2017! We appreciate this recognition and would like to thank everyone who voted to made this possibility a reality! Click here for more information.  

Due to physician availability, the Red Deer clinic walk-in will unfortunately not be accepting patients during the following periods:

Wed, Feb 28 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tues, Mar 13 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fri, Mar 16 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, Mar 21 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Mon, Mar 26 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wed, Mar 28 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Clinic News


Our clinic is now on Facebook! Visit and "Like" our page by clicking here.


Cosmetic Services:

Horizon Vein & Cosmetic Centre is now open inside Horizon Family Medicine - Sylvan Lake!
Reclaim your radiance, relax those facial lines, and eliminate unsightly leg veins! Call the new Horizon Vein & Cosmetic Centre today for a consultation and discover a beautiful new you! Call us or visit our website for details.

Phone # (403) 887-0551
Website: www.horizoncosmeticcentre.ca


Horizon - 2 Locations:

Horizon Family Medicine, a fifteen family physician clinic, is a dynamic new family medical practice located in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake Alberta. Both clinics offer booked appointments, same day walk-in patient visits and a shared electronic medical record (EMR) database integrated with Alberta Netcare. From time to time, a limited number of Horizon physicians may be accepting new patients.


Red Deer Medical Clinic - Call (403) 342-7270

  • Family Practice (booked appointments)
  • Walk-In Availability (open to the public)
  • Routine Medical Appointments
  • Complete Physical Assessments
  • Employment Medical Exams
  • Workers Compensation Visits
  • Driver's Medical Assessments
  • Low Risk Maternity and Pediatric Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Podiatry Medicine
  • Medico-legal Services
  • To view prices on uninsured services, click here to be redirected to our clinic website.


Red Deer Medical Procedures - Call (403) 342-7270

  • Vasectomy
  • Injections
  • Wart Treatments
  • Sutures and Biopsies
  • Mole Removal


Red Deer Pharmacy - Call (403) 350-3535

  • On-site inside Red Deer Superstore
  • Find us beside the medical clinic
  • Prescription dispensing and consultation
  • Call for the full list of services we offer.


Sylvan Lake - Cosmetic Procedures - Call (403) 887-0551

  • Sclerotherapy – treatment of small and spider veins of the legs
  • Botox® Cosmetic – safe, effective treatment in the prevention of unwanted facial lines
  • Botox® Medical - excellent treatment of hyperhidrosis, TMJ pain and chronic headaches
  • PRP Joint Injections – new treatment for muscle, joint and tendon pain
  • Facial Fillers – reduces facial lines and restores volume to face and lips
  • Wart and Acne Treatments
  • Travel Medicine and Vaccinations
  • Professional Skin Care Products
  • Skin Lump surgical removal
  • Click here for website.



  • All patients are required to produce a valid Provincial Health Card at the time of each visit.



  • Walk-in visits are provided on a first come, first served basis. However, clinic staff will do their best to triage patients according to presented medical situations and emergencies will be given priority. These include chest pain, bleeding, shortness of breath, severe allergic reaction, and fainting/dizziness.
  • Note that walk-in wait times given by staff are best estimates and may vary depending on current type of walk-in patient visits and triage process.
  • In an effort to provide the convenience of more timely medical care for our patients as well as non-patients, Horizon Family Medicine offers a walk-in clinic. All our physicians rotate through the clinic walk-in schedule.
  • However, in the best interests of maintaining balance in the walk-in schedule as well as best managing daily patient flow, the clinic will refrain from communicating via phone which physician is working in walk-in on a particular day. All our physicians have access to Horizon Family Medicine patient medical charts via the clinic electronic medical record shared database and therefore are able to efficiently serve patients accordingly.


About Horizon Family Medicine (Red Deer)

We provide booked family practice patient appointments & same day drop in public walk-in patient visits.

Horizon Family Medicine is a dynamic new family medical practice located on the main floor within downtown Red Deer’s Real Canadian Superstore. The clinic is now open and will provide booked patient appointments as well as same day drop in Walk-in patient visits. Clinic will be accepting new patients for a limited time.

Horizon Family Medicine focuses on overall patient health and is part of the Red Deer Primary Care Network. Our goal is to provide an excellent clinical patient experience and top quality healthcare services. We believe that access to family physician expertise is of importance as well as developing strong relationships with our patients. The clinic also utilizes a fully integrated electronic medical record (EMR) in order to best gather important medical history and provide a confidential medical record for our patients.

Core Values

  • The Horizon Family Medicine team of physicians and staff all share in the following core values. Our goal is to provide an excellent clinical patient experience with top quality individual and family healthcare services.

Integrity and Trust

  • Integrity and trust are the foundation of who we are and the service we provide our patients.

Excellence in Patient Care and Service

  • Top quality, timely, and personable patient care is essential. Team members will strive to place the patient’s needs first and provide exceptional medical expertise and service.


  • Professionalism, respect and compassion are always a focus for our team in dealing with our patients. Team members will demonstrate a commitment to protecting the patient’s privacy and ensure the clinic environment experience is extraordinary.


Red Deer - Medical Clinic

Telephone: (403) 342-7270

Fax: (403) 343-2677

Website: http://www.horizonmedicine.ca/

Address: 5016 51st. Ave, Suite A, Red Deer, AB T4N 4H5

Closest Intersection: 51st Ave and 52nd Street

Closest Landmark: Inside the Real Canadian Superstore 


Sylvan Lake - Medical Clinic

We also have a medical clinic in Sylvan Lake. Click here to view their website.


Sylvan Lake - Horizon Vein & Cosmetic Centre

Telephone: (403) 887-0551

Fax: (403) 887-0520

Website: www.horizoncosmeticcentre.ca

Address: 65 Hewlett Park Landing, Sylvan Lake, AB Canada T4S 2J3

Closest Intersection: On Hewlett Park off 47th Ave

Closest Landmark: Beside the Scott's No Frills grocery store on the ground level.

Other Details: The medical clinic has a separate entrance from the No Frills which is visible from the parking lot.


Red Deer Location

We are conveniently located inside the Superstore in Red Deer, Alberta at 51 Ave and 49 St.

The DrugStore pharmacy provides prescription dispensing and consultation. For more information, call (403) 350-3535.
The Superstore provides shopping opportunities for grocery, home and gift needs. For more information, click here.

Many other amenities are also provided on-site including:

  • Handicapped Accessibility
  • Pharmacy
  • Grocery
  • Free parking
  • Gas Bar
  • Joe Fresh


Our Dedicated Physicians

  • Dr. Katherine Atchison MD, CCFP, FCFP

    Dr. Atchison was born and raised on a farm in southwest Saskatchewan. She graduated from medical school in Saskatoon (University of Saskatchewan) then completed a Family Medicine residency program at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. She practiced in a small rural community in Montana for 3 years before moving to Red Deer in 1997, where she has been practicing since that time. As well as a full time family practice, Katherine is on the Sexual Assault Response Team. Katherine is married, has two sons and enjoys doing crafts, reading and gardening.

  • Dr. Mark Darby MD, MSc, CCFP

    Dr. Darby was raised in a rural community west of Innisfail, Alberta. Dr. Darby attended the University of Calgary graduating in 2002. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology, his Masters Degree in Neuroscience and his Medical Degree. Through the University of Alberta Dr. Darby completed a Rural Family Medicine Residency, training mainly in the Red Deer region. For over 6 years he has been practicing Family Medicine in Red Deer.

  • Dr. Brian Dembinski BSc, MD, CCFP

    Dr. Dembinski was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Alberta after completing an undergraduate degree in Pharmacology, and a Doctor of Medicine Degree. Dr. Dembinski completed his medical residency training in the Family Medicine field through the University of Calgary, where he worked primarily from his home base in Medicine Hat and surrounding areas. Since completing residency he has locumed in Southern Alberta and recently made his home in Red Deer.

  • Dr. Emily Devereaux BSc, MD, CCFP

    Dr. Devereaux was raised in Red Deer, Alberta. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Biological Sciences and her Doctor of Medicine. She returned to Red Deer for her medical residency through the Rural Alberta North Family Medicine Program at the University of Alberta. Dr. Devereaux is excited for the opportunity to practice family medicine in her home town.

  • Dr. Mandy Hyde BSc, MD, CCFP

    Dr. Hyde was raised in Lacombe, Alberta. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biology from Canadian University College in Lacombe and then attended the University of Alberta in 2002 to receive her medical degree. In 2004 Dr. Hyde completed her medical residency through the Rural Alberta North Family Medicine Program based in Red Deer. She has been practicing family medicine in the Red Deer and surrounding area since completing her training. Dr. Hyde's special interest is in maternity care.

  • Dr. John Julyan-Gudgeon MSc, MD

    Dr. Julyan-Gudgeon completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary in Zoology. He holds a Masters Degree in Neuroscience and graduated from University of Alberta's medical school. In 2006 Dr. Julyan-Gudgeon completed his residence program in Family Medicine. He served as a physician for the Canadian Forces between 2006 and 2010. Now, he and his family call Red Deer, AB their home.

  • Dr. Nav Rattan BSc, MD, CCFP Dip Sport Medicine

    Dr. Rattan was raised in Red Deer and attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton for his undergraduate Science Degree. He then went to San Francisco and Chicago to study Podiatric Medicine and Foot Surgery. Following that, he attended Medical School at the University of Calgary and completed Family Medicine training in Edmonton. He has been practising medicine in Red Deer for over 20 years focusing on Family Medicine, Sport Medicine, and providing consulting work in Foot Surgery, Athletic Injury, Foot Disorders, and Vasectomy Surgery.

  • Dr. John Ellis BSc, MD

    Dr. Ellis was raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing high school, he spent some time in the military before completing a Bachelor's of Science and Medical Degree at Stellenbosch University. He practised medicine in Cape Town, doing family practice and Emergency Medicine. He arrived in Canada, working first in Saskatchewan before coming to Alberta. He has a strong interest in exercise as a preventative in modifiable diseases. Dr. Ellis has been practicing medicine in Red Deer for 11 years, with a focus on maternity care. He is excited to join the Horizon Team as of March 2014.


Management Staff

  • Martin Penninga (Business Manager)

    Martin was raised in Kelowna, BC and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Trinity Western University in 1995. Following graduation until 2004, he held administrative, management and finance positions at TWU, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and the University of Calgary. Over the last 7 years, he has co-owned and operated a local retail business and also managed the largest family medical clinic in Central Alberta.


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(403) 342-7270

A-5016 51st Ave ,
Red Deer, AB, T4N 4H5


Red Deer Hours*:

Mon - Thurs: 8am - 8pm

Fri: 8am - 4pm

Sat: 9am - 3pm


*Policy for Posting Hours:

Hours are subject to change without notice.

Always call the clinic at (403) 342-7270 before visiting to confirm their hours and physician availability.

The clinic reserves the right to stop accepting patients prior to the posted closing time if patient volume will take the clinic to closing time.

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