How it Works

If you are considering leaving the province or country for a non-covered orthopedic surgery, Dr. Don Dick provides assessment, diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical care for joint-replacement.  Acumen Clinic collaborates and partners with private surgical centres in Canada and the US to provide the best & appropriate care.


What you should expect:

Once you have decided you wish to pursue an opinion to leave the province for surgery, Acumen Clinic will ensure you have a clear understanding of the described diagnosis, potential treatment options and that you are ready for a surgery time and location that fits your lifestyle.  Dr. Don Dick and the Acumen Clinic team provides a closely monitored & custom pre and post surgery care allowing you to get back to the activities you love.

About Dr. Don Dick

Dr. Don Dick is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon in the Edmonton Zone. His focus in on hip and knee replacements through the Edmonton Musculoskeletal Centre and the Orthopaedic Surgery Centre – Royal Alexandra Hospital.

He divides his time between clinical medicine and healthcare administration. He has had numerous leadership positions in bone and joint health – locally, provincially and nationally. He is presently working part-time for Alberta Health Services in Appropriateness and Health Outcome Analysis.

The intent of my consultation at Acumen Clinic is to ensure the patient has an opportunity to directly ask questions and voice any concerns regarding out-of-province total joint arthroplasty.

There are many private care options for total joint arthroplasty in Canada and internationally. Acumen Health offers an in-person medical opinion regarding the appropriateness for out-of-province total joint arthroplasty given his/her personal circumstances. This service is not covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan and Acumen Health will charge him/her a fee. Lastly, any referral to the Alberta public health system will only be made in the case that an emergent or urgent medical need exists.

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Services Offered

Acumen Clinic offers treatment in the following areas: