​​Dr. Lam graduated from the University of Calgary from the faculty of Medicine and finished his family practice residence in Calgary.  He subsequently qualified as a Fellow of Canadian College of Family Physicians (FCFP), in addition to being a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians.  He has an additional certification and competence in the Care of Elderly (COE). Prior to his medical career, Dr. Lam was a registered Pharmacist in Great Britain and Canada.  

Dr. Lam and his colleagues are very passionate about medical teaching and research. He is a Planner and Organizer for both national and local education, and a co-editor for periodical drug use in elderly. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in Medicine at the University of Calgary. He has published and has been involved in many research studies.  Dr. Lam was an active clinical investigator in many landmark studies, such studies include HOPE study, JUPITER study, and in the development of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), sitagliptin and some SGLT-2s NOACs.

He has been working in acute care hospitals mostly at the Rockyview General Hospital as a Hospitalist. He is a very active in care of the elderly and is a Medical Director of two large nursing homes in Calgary. He is also an active attending physician at Glenmore Park Centre for physical rehabilitation and transitional care for the elderly.

He is married with three grown up children. He's favorite past time includes traveling, eating, and medium distance running. 

Doctor Sy Lam B.Sc., MD, BScPharm, CCFP, COE, FCFP

Doctor Jennifer Kavalinas  M.D. C.C.F.P.

Doctor Raymond Tam M.Sc, M.D., C.C.F.P

Dr. Tam graduated from the medical program at University of Alberta, and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Calgary. Prior to his medical career, he obtained his MSc in pharmacology and as done research in the related field. He enjoys the wide scope in family medicine and is excited to continue learning about the evolving field. Much like the other staffs in the clinic, he also shares his passion for research and teaching. Currently he holds a position as a clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary. On his days off, his past time includes travelling and also trying out new restaurants wiht his wife. His is currently taking on new patients and will be happy to meet and discuss your medical records.

Chronic Disease Nurse Educator: Candice RN

Behavioural Health Consultant: Crystal Podetz R. Psych (prov), RSW, MA, BSW

Front Desk Staff         

  • Barb
  • Tracy
  • Stephanie
  • Hadel
  • Pia
  • Teresa
  • Kawther

Doctor Elizabeth Downie B.Sc., M.D., C.C.F.P.

Doctor Vanda Phillips B.Sc., M.B.B.S., C.C.F.P.

Doctor Therese Ng Segedi M.D., C.C.F.P.

Doctor Kwanling Chin B.Sc., Med. M.D., M.C.F.P.

​​In addition to general family medicine, Dr. Chin has  special interests in asthma, sports medicine, and mental health.

Dr. Chin graduated from medical school in University of Manitoba, and practiced in Winnipeg for a number of years before relocating to Calgary with her husband and her two daughters.  She is striving to achieve a balance between family life, work, and her new love of triathlons.

Dr. Chin is committed to provide excellence of care to all her patients, with compassion and understanding.


Welcome to our practice. We have a vision of creating a medical practice that treats every patient with dignity and first-rate care. The nurses and office staff at Calgary West Medical Centre are highly-trained and exceptionally friendly. We understand that for many, visiting a doctor can be a stressful experience. Our comfortable surroundings and compassionate medical professionals will ease your fears.

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