Dr. John Jeffery
Get to know more about our very own Dr. John Jeffery with this Q&A session!
Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of aesthetic medicine?
A: I attended the well-respected Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada conference in Banff, AB. The conference applied greatly to my practice and I believe our patients benefit from the additions of MonaLisa Touch and SculpSure. I’ve seen my practice grow older (along with me) and aesthetic medicine is relevant to women’s health issues.
Q: Did you select these technologies for your practice based on patient needs?
A: MonaLisa Touch – I find that patients often don’t volunteer information about the symptoms of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (also known as Vulvovaginal Atrophy) they are experiencing. Knowing there is something they can do about it, patients now feel okay to talk about it. This conversation leads to an improved quality of life for the patient.
SculpSure – A common complaint from patients is changes in their body and the accumulation of unwanted pockets of fat. The most common being “mommy tummy”. SculpSure was an obvious choice with a broad patient selection, targeted for (almost) anybody.
Q: What caught your interest for entering into aesthetics? What do you like most about it?
A: The safety, the technology, and the novelty of it. Devices are an alternative to standard medicine and surgery.
Q: Personal history?
A: Undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary, residency in Calgary, and internship in Edmonton for 1 year. Graduated medical school in 1982 (University of Calgary Medical School) and graduated from my specialty in 1987. I have been in Medicine Hat since 1991 – it’s become home for me and my family. I have successfully delivered approximately 8-9 thousand babies.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: My hobbies include sports cars and flying airplanes. I pilot a fully-aerobatic Pitts two-seater biplane that’s meant to fly in any condition other than straight and level. I also enjoyed skydiving in the 80s.
Q: What made you want to get into the field of medicine?
A: I was destined to go into medicine from the time I was 4 years old. All through school I chose electives to better prepare myself for medicine. When I got accepted into medical school I was inspired by a particular professor and by my mother’s pregnancy with my younger sister. Both of these events drew me into obstetrics and then gynecology became a bigger part of my practice soon after.
Q: How do you want patients to feel when they visit your clinic?
A: At our clinic we treat people as individuals and work together towards their goals. The staff creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere to ensure patients feel comfortable. Respect and dignity are extremely important to us.
Q: What are the benefits of your clinic?
A: We’re located in the Medical Arts Clinic with support all around. There’s direct access to the hospital, labs, diagnostic imaging, and other medical professionals.