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Letter to Patients from Dr. Sean Cahill

April 02 2024

NOTICE Regarding Dr Sean Cahill

My Dear Patients,

After 42 years of medical practice in Sherwood Park, I have come to retirement on Jun 30 2024.

In response to the physician shortage in this area, our group of community physicians established Synergy Medical Clinic. We hoped to attract physicians to Sherwood Park but now things have changed, and it is my sad duty to inform you that a replacement physician for my patients has not been found. At this time, there are no physicians accepting patients at the clinic and as such I encourage you to find a physician using the following resources:

To find a new family physician, please:

– Visit https://albertafindadoctor.ca or

– Visit https://search.cpsa.ca/physiciansearch or

– Call the Sherwood Park-Strathcona County Primary Care Network (PCN) at (780) 410-8000 or
– Call Healthlink at 811

Your medical records will remain in Synergy Medical Clinic unless your written authorization is received to transfer them to another physician outside our clinic. Your new family physician may request a copy of your medical records by faxing the authorization to (780) 449 – 5461.  You may also access some of your health records at https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords

I wish to extend my thanks and gratitude to the multiple persons who have shared care of my patients over the years and in recognizing those on whom our fragile care system depends. My community physician colleagues, the pharmacists, home care nurses, first responders, nurses and staff of the two local nursing homes in Sherwood Park, staff of Robin Hood communities and those of the many seniors homes I visit, staff of the local labs, my specialist colleagues and nurses in the greater Edmonton area. Special thanks also go the staff of Synergy Medical Group for their assistance over the years.

It has been a pleasure to have shared many moments with all I have had the honour to help over the years.  I wish to thank you for the opportunity to serve and help those in need,

I wish you all health and happiness, remembering that our health is our wealth.


Eugene (Sean) Cahill M.D.


Sclerotherapy is a recognized treatment for unwanted blood vessels on the legs. A sclerosing solution is injected with a very fine needle into the unwanted blood vessels. Larger vessels are treated with an injectable agent. The irritating solution causes the lining of the vein to become inflamed and the walls to adhere to each other thereby preventing blood from flowing into the vein. Over a period of weeks, the vessel normally closes off permanently preventing further influx of blood into the vein. Call 780 – 464 – 0123 ext. 3 for more information.

Neuromodulation Treatment

Don’t want to show your worry lines or wrinkles? Neuromodulators can be used to reduce and smooth the number of fine lines and wrinkles one has. Call 780 – 464 – 0123 ext. 3 for more information. (Botox® & Dysport®)

Facial Rejuvenation

Injectable fillers can be used for the facial rejuvenation. These types of fillers are a good choice for cheek bone enhancement, lip augmentation and wrinkle reduction by giving volume to your skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. They can also be used to enhance and define lips, cheeks, chin, and jaw line. Results are immediately noticeable and natural looking. Call 780 – 464 – 0123 ext. 3 for more information.

Botox® for Migraines

If you have been diagnosed with migraine and get migraine headaches often, you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to prevent them.

Botox, was approved in 2010 for adults who get chronic migraines. That means you have both:

  • A history of migraine headaches
  • Headaches (including tension-type) on most days (15 or more) of the month of which 8 are migraine

You may be eligible to consider this as one of your options for treatment.  Ask your doctor if this treatment is right for you.

Botox® for Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis becomes more noticeable after puberty. Stressful situations may  aggravate the sweating and many times, it takes almost nothing for the sweating to start. Most over the counter antiperspirants do not control hyperhidrosis.

Sweat Inhibiting or Neuromodulator injections such as Botox ® usually reduce hyperhidrosis for an average of 6 months after 1 or 2 treatments.

You may be eligible to consider this as one of your options for treatment.  Ask your doctor for information on this service.

Podiatry – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Dr Scott Russell DPM and Synergy Medical Clinic are pleased to announce the addition of another service for patients requiring foot care. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), is a new technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions.

Accelerate Healing with Shockwave Therapy

There are no side effects with this non-surgical treatment and it is available at a reasonable cost. Shockwave treatments are non-invasive and promote accelerated recovery of injured soft tissue, bone, heel and joint pain.

Treatable Conditions Benefits

• Plantar Fasciitis • Non-surgical Treatment
• Achilles Tendinopathy • No side effects
• Heel Spurs • Accelerates healing
• Stress Fractures • Affordable
• Bunions • Coverage available from most insurance companies

A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The basic technology involved with extracorporeal shockwave technology has been used for decades on millions of people.

Therapy sessions are short, usually 15 – 20 minutes in length, and provide successful relief of chronic pain and restores mobility painlessly. Permanent relief typically begins about 72 hours following treatment

Call 780-416-8747  to get more information and to make an apppointment.

The clinic is fortunate to have the services of Dr. Scott Russell, DPM. Dr. Russell is a member of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Alberta and British Columbia Podiatric Associations.  He is licenced in Alberta, B.C., New Jersey, Vermont and Washington.  He is a graduate of the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. He practiced for 6 years on the staff of Princeton University Medical Center and St. Francis Medical Center in the departments of surgery and orthopaedics. Dr. Russell has been practicing at the Seymour Health Centre in Vancouver for the past 17 years and in Calgary for the past 11 years.

Orthotics and sports medicine, ambulatory surgery, diabetic foot care and routine foot care are areas where patients may receive services.

Shingles Vaccine

In Canada, it is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 people will develop shingles in their lifetime.
There are vaccines that are available help prevent shingles in individuals 50 years of age or older. Talk to your physician about getting the shingles vaccine and the option that is best for you.