Dr. Michael Spady
Dr. Michael Spady, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Dr. Spady was born and raised in Alberta, living early on in Calgary and Edmonton, before moving at the age of ten to a farm by a small rural community in East Central Alberta. After High School he studied and trained at both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary before graduating with an MD and later a family medicine specialization. He is now a family physician who is humbled to have served in health care for twenty-two years, both clinically and in administrative roles. Dr. Spady initially practiced medicine through the rural locum program, serving people in communities across Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The variety of cultures, lifestyles, and communities he experienced provided a valuable exposure to the art of medicine and how to develop skills in generalism and the management of uncertainty – those factors which are most prominent and unique in Family Medicine and where experience is the most valuable teacher.
More recently, he has focused his clinical work in Urgent Care and Administrative Medicine, currently through the roles of Interim Associate Zone Medical Director and Medical Leader for Community Health in the Calgary Zone, and recently as Clinical Department Head for Family Medicine. He holds a Fellowship in the College of Family Practice and am Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Administrative medicine brings its own challenges and in many ways is a new career, with much to learn and experience. Dr. Spady is married and has two thriving teenagers who continually remind him of what is important in life and in health care, and have kept him well-grounded. He is a proud member of one of the largest amateur music societies and North America and am also a member of an inclusive hockey team, both of which serve to make sure he does not forget the values of art and sport, creativity, and comradery.