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Welcome Dr. Janette Hurley!

Some of our clients may have noticed a new smiling face around the office. HUM is incredibly proud to announce that Dr. Janette Hurley, MD has joined our clinical staff. Included below is a brief bio so you can get to know our new physican.
Janette earned a B.Sc. (Hons. Biology), B.Ed. and her M.D from Dalhousie University in 1981.She did her residency at the University of Calgary in Internal / Family Medicine and she has been practicing Family Medicine in Calgary for the past 27 years. Janette is a graduate and Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona (2006). She also has advanced training in: Homeopathy, Yoga, Hypnosis and Mind-Body techniques. PhysicianJanette is a recipient of the prestigious Bravewell Fellowship Award (2004). She was the recipient of the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/ AMA Scholarship (1999). This allowed her to pursue further studies at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine: Addressing the Health Care Needs of the Underserved.

Janette currently works part time at HUM as she is currently the Lead Physician at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre (affectionately called the DI), the largest homeless shelter in Canada. She shares the responsibility for developing an Integrative Medicine Program for the underserved at the DI. This is a unique societal service model to deliver health care services to the homeless, underserved and marginalized people in Calgary involving undergraduate & postgraduate students from the Faculty of Medicine. She is forever humbled by the multicultural diversity of the people whose lives cross her daily path. Janette is a also a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine. She is the preceptor for The Student Run Clinic @ the DI. Janette derives great joy in teaching undergraduate medical students. She is the Co-chair of the “Healer’s Art Program” at University of Calgary.

Janette was born and raised in Grenada, West Indies and she has been a resident in Calgary for the past 30 years. She is fascinated and intrigued by addiction as a chronic disease, its role in the brain and its implications in our society. She is honoured to be able to serve her patients using her knowledge of Integrative Medicine in this milieu. She recognizes that by serving and advocating for her patient population and those in “the underbelly of society” she can contribute to making Calgary a better city for all.