Dr. Balharry Bio


Dr. Rick Balharry graduated from the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland in 1969. His interest was always surgical, and after working in Scotland and England until 1973, he came to Canada for a different experience. This experience was supposed to last only one year, but he liked Canada so much, that he is still here!

Dr. Balharry started his Canadian career in Saskatchewan and moved to Canmore in 1979, joining the Canmore Medical Clinic. He soon had a very busy general practice, including obstetrics, and then in 1995 he introduced the first medical laser into the Bow Valley and developed the Canmore Medical Laser Centre. This encouraged a passionate interest in cosmetic procedures which has continued to develop.

Since that time, he has been to courses and training sessions with some of the leading cosmetic physicians in North America. His clinic offers a wide variety of cosmetic medical and surgical procedures.

Dr. Balharry continues to explore new procedures and to introduce many of these procedures to his clinic in Canmore. He is the Chief of Medical Staff at the Canmore General Hospital and still performs general and gynecological surgery at this Hospital.

He is an authority on Prolotherapy, which is an injection treatment for damaged ligaments (mostly back pain) and holds memberships in many different Societies including the American Society of Laser Surgery and Medicine and the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine.

Rick lives in Canmore with his energetic and supportive wife, Susan. His six children are now living independently and are individually successful. He has many interests in sports with squash, skiing and biking and also a keen interest in graphic arts and photography. He enjoys playing piano and has played in many bars, restaurants and at many occasions over the years.

Dr. Balharry plans to continue to expand the cosmetic services that he offers to the residents of the Bow Valley and beyond.

Hospital Affiliations:
  • Canmore Hospital
Professional Affiliations:
  • Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Alberta Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Canadian Society for Orthopedic Medicine
  • Canadian Society of Phlebology
  • American Society of Laser Surgery and Medicine 
  • The Aesthetic Practice Association  
  • Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Chief of Staff, Canmore General Hospital
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