A Sikh-Canadian, Dr. Singh has brought a number of his visions to the community. He provides a general dermatology practice, but with the additional expertise in the treatment of all shades of skin pigmentation, what he calls ethnic skin. He has added a walk-in clinic each morning that appears to be in an art gallery; he has the latest medical technology behind a reclaimed wood- paneled reception area; he has a front window display of examination rooms that seem only to exist so the public can examine them and he has a no-nonsense approach to his craft that is ameliorated by the genuine warmth that he extends to his patients. To provide full disclosure, I am one of them.
The GWNA has kept the issue of a medical clinic for the neighbourhood in front of the planners and developers around us. We didn’t foresee that the first one would specialize in dermatology, both clinical and cosmetic, but that is what we got. It appears to be an asset, both for residents and as a magnet for a wide range people who might not think of the Distillery as a destination.
If you have dermatology issues, you can download a referral form on Avantderm’s website, get a referral from your doctor and show up the next morning between 8 and 11 a.m. take your turn and be seen without an appointment. Having experienced the early morning rush, I was glad I had an appointment, but either way you end up feeling that the Avantderm team is doing its best to be on your side.