ESTEVAN - St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan has announced that two new physicians will be practising in the community.
Dr. David Liknes is a family physician specializing in obstetrics, general surgery and endoscopy. Liknes will start his practice in February at the Southeast Medical Group, located in the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Clinic.
Liknes is a graduate of the University of Alberta, completing a family medicine residency at the University of Calgary in 2015. He then graduated from the enhanced surgical skills program at the University of Saskatchewan in 2019.
He practised family medicine in Edmonton in 2015; and family medicine, obstetrics and surgery in Drumheller, Alta., from 2016-2021.
“Dr. Liknes is a welcome addition to the medical staff in Estevan in terms of the obstetrical and surgical services that will be provided,” said executive director Greg Hoffort.
The hospital has also announced the arrival of a family physician, Dr. Nazanin Tahbaz.
Tahbaz will start her practice in February at the Southeast Medical Group.
She graduated from Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran, in 1997. Tahbaz has been a hospitalist, emergency medicine physician and a family medicine physician.
“Dr. Tahbaz is a welcome addition to the medical staff in Estevan in terms of the family practice that will be established, and the coverage she will provide in our emergency room and medical ward,” said Hoffort.