Dr. N. Karim (MD)



One Appointment, One Person. Government changes to health care delivery prevent Dr. Karim  from addressing more than on issue per appointment.  Should you be unsure of which issue is to be prioritized, Dr. Karim  will help you to determine this and ensure timely follow up for remaining issues.


Continuity. The Riverbend Physicians do not share patients, but we do provide emergency coverage for one another when away from the office. Please book only with your respective physician unless otherwise directed.


Administrative Concerns. The fastest way to get in touch with Dr. Karim  is by contacting the clinic. Phone calls will be returned within 2 business days. No medical issues are discussed outside an office visit. 


Insurance or Third Party Forms. Insurance applications and/or third party forms require an appointment for completion. This ensures the information is correct and up to date. Completion of these forms is an “uninsured service” with Alberta Health Services, therefore, a charge applies. 


Chart Transfer. A $50.00 – $150.00 charge applies as this is considered an “uninsured service” by Alberta Health Services.


Results. Patients will not be contacted if results are normal. Dr. Karim  does not email or fax copies of results to patients or other providers; an appointment is required to obtain these results.


Timeliness. If a patient is more than 15 minutes late your appointment may be cancelled and you may be charged a cancellation fee.


Same Day Access. If a same-day appointment for a semi-urgent concern is required, contact Dr. Karim  by calling the clinic.


Pharmacy Care. Dr. Karim  recommends patients use one pharmacy for continuity and patient safety.  Dr. Karim  will fax prescriptions to your pharmacy upon receipt from your chosen pharmacy.  


Office Hours & Closures. Dr. Karim  is away from the office periodically. During these times, emails, labs, and reports are reviewed. The other physicians of Riverbend Medical Clinic will provide emergency coverage as needed.


Primary Care Network. Riverbend Medical Clinic is grateful to be part of the Mosiac Primary Care Network.   This network aids our clinic in providing; social work consultations, mental health support, chronic disease management / dietary counselling, and pharmacy support. 


Vaccinations. Dr. Karim  supports and encourages vaccinations. 


Services Not Provided. Dr. Karim  does not provide inpatient hospital care, referral for infant foreskin removal (a.k.a circumcision), prescription for narcotics or other controlled substances.


Payment. Payments for uninsured services or fees can be made by cash, electronic money transfer or credit card.


Missed Appointments. 24 hours is required to cancel an appointment.