Edmonton

Tagalog-speaking family physician heads Medicus Family Health Clinic

Dr. Joel San Agustin

Dr. Joel San Agustin is the medical director of Medicus Family Clinic.(Photo by Pinoy Edmonton News)

EDMONTON — Medicus Family Health Clinic had its grand opening last July 29 with a Tagalog-speaking family physician leading it as its medical director.

Dr. Joel San Agustin, who practiced in the Philippines and in the United Kingdom as a nurse, then later on as a doctor, has started serving Edmontonians at Medicus since its soft opening on June 21.

“I’m grateful for where I am now. I’m very grateful for everything,” said Dr. San Agustin, who moved to Canada with his family in June of 2015.

The road to becoming a physician was never easy but as a nine-year-old child, he started telling himself that one day he will become a physician.

He fulfilled his promise to his parents by becoming one in 2003 in the Philippines and as a general practitioner in the UK in 2009. “I really wanted to be a doctor and to care for other people,” he said.

His special interests include palliative medicine and mental health.

Medicus Family Health Clinic, which will also have pharmacy services, is located at Unit 2, 1536-91 Street SW.

The grand opening was held July 29 and graced by Philippine Consul General Julius Torres whose office is serving the Filipino communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan Provinces.

Just recently another Tagalog-speaking internal medicine specialist, Dr.Mary Jean Silvano.(pinoy edmonton news)

 

 

Medicus

Philippine Consul General for Alberta and Saskatchewan Provinces Julius Torres (center) praises the four owners of the Medicus Family Health Clinic during the clinic’s grand opening, July 29, at the Four Points by Sheraton. The two Filipino co-owners are Dr. Joel San Agustin(extreme left), medical director and Kris Salumbides, director for marketing(2nd from left).(Photo by Pinoy Edmonton News)

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