Our Physicians

Dr. Joseph Ojedokun

Family Physician

Dr Joseph Ojedokun is an enthusiastic family physician with over 20 years of experience as a doctor in both rural and urban communities, having previously practiced in the Republic of Ireland. He enjoys the privilege of caring for patients from various cultural backgrounds at different stages of their illnesses. Although he has a background training in surgery, he chose to further train and practice as a Family Physician because he cherishes the opportunity to longitudinally care for patients and their families over a long time.

In addition to performing minor surgeries such as vasectomy, circumcision, carpal tunnel and trigger finger release, he has special interest in Paediatrics, Seniors Health, Palliative Care, and has had further training in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Mental Health, Chronic Pain and Addiction Management. He also does house calls for vulnerable patients and works closely with allied health services to promote home death for palliative patients when desired and suitable.

In his professional capacity, he enjoys the opportunity to lead and pilot innovations that improve patient care within the Patient Medical Home. He is passionate about improving patient’s access to care, continuity of care, multidisciplinary teamwork, collaborative work with community agencies to improve the over-all health of the community. In this respect, he is a leader in the North Zone and Province of Alberta in leading and mentoring fellow physicians to implement and spread initiatives that improve care outcomes for patients within the Patient Medical Home.

As a medical educator for medical students, he holds an academic position at the University Alberta as Assistant Clinical Professor. He also has interest in research.

His motto: Ask what matters. Listen to what matters. Do what matters.

Dr. Jane Ojedokun

Family Physician, Obstetrics Care

Bio Coming Soon

Dr. Ronel Basson

Family Physician, Obstetrics Care

Dr. Ronel Basson is a female family physician who graduated from medical school in 1995 and completed further training at the University of Cape Town South Africa with a Diploma in Obstetrical Care. She worked for 2 years in Manitoba for the University of Manitoba Northern Medical Unit in beautiful Norway House and Churchill, and learned valuable training and experience in caring for Canada’s indigenous communities. She moved to Whitecourt in 2000 and has been in our lovely town since then. She always welcomes new patients to her practice and loves to care for the whole family, with special interest in female, prenatal, paediatric and baby care. Her main focus now is on clinic family practice, as previously she completed over 15 years of emergency room work as well.

She always uses the Patient Medical Home as her base of treatment in caring for patients with other allied health care workers as part of the team.

Dr. Basson has 3 children and she and her husband love to go on walks with their dogs, she loves to read fiction novels in her free time, and puts her hand to needlepoint as well.

She has made Whitecourt home and will continue to practice here for many years to come.

Dr. Jaco Calitz

Family Physician

Dr. Calitz is an experienced family practitioner and enjoys the diversity of general practice. He trained in South Africa and eventually came to Canada after a detour through Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Ireland, with a bit of cruise ship medicine in the Caribbean.

He is happy that the whole Halo series is now on PC.

Dr. Njideka Aneke

Family Physician, Obstetrics Care

Dr. Aneke is a female family physician new to the community of Whitecourt. She joined the medical team at Life Medical Clinic on the 1st of September, 2020. She obtained her medical degree and post graduate training in family medicine from the University of Nigeria teaching hospital and University of Port Harcourt teaching hospital respectively.

With more than 10 years experience in the practice of medicine, she has particular interest in family medicine seeing this is an area she can truly connect with her patients, individualizing treatment plans in a compassionate manner. In the past year she spent some time working with diverse groups of Canadians attending to their health care needs and understanding their socio- cultural and religious health determinants.

She enjoys building relationships and working with families, women, men , adolescents and children to help them establish healthcare goals and needs in addition to advocating for their needs. she was recognized as the compassionate physician of the year during her training and is fluent in English.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and travelling.

Dr. Nnaemeka Uzodike (Dr. Uzo)

Family Physician, Obstetrics Care, C-Sections

Dr. Nnaemeka Uzodike (referred to as Dr. Uzo) joined our clinic April 19th, 2021. He completed his post graduate training in family medicine and Obstetrics in South Africa, and he will be working out of the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre along with Life Medical Clinic. He has extensive obstetric experience and will be providing prenatal care along with delivery and C-section services out of the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre, as well as working in our emergency department.

At Life Medical Clinic he will be focusing on full scope family medicine, with special interests in chronic disease management as well as mental health.

Dr. Ebikabowei Lucky Kotingo

Family Physician, Obstetrics Care, C-Sections

Dr. Ebikabowei Lucky Kotingo obtained his medical degree in 2008 from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt, one of the premier tertiary institutions in Nigeria. He has a background in laparoscopic surgical training in both General Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at New Delhi, India and subsequently did his postgraduate GP training in Nigeria. He completed additional training in Obstetrics alongside independent family medicine practice. He has over 10 years of both community and hospital based practice experience. Working with diverse populations with various beliefs, values and culture including vulnerable groups have moulded him into an excellent physician with awesome physician – patient relationship skills for better therapeutic alliance. 

Dr. Kotingo has special interest in Primary care, Maternal and Child Health, Geriatrics, Mental health as well as Emergency Medicine. He is enthusiastic, a good listener, very compassionate, knowledgeable, competent, skilled and hard working; which are core fabrics of a good physician. 

He is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC), member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG UK), as well as Member and Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS).

He successfully completed his Preliminary Clinical Assessment at Westlock, Alberta in General Practice and has just completed his C – Section Supervised Practice Assessment and subsequently Low risk Obstetrics at the Northern Lights Regional Health Center, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. 

He is proficient in Obstetrics and will also be conducting Prenatal care and General Practice at Life Medical Clinic as well as deliveries and C – Section at the Whitecourt Healthcare Center including Emergency services. 

Medicine is dynamic with changes in disease patterns across the globe, which makes it interesting. He is however ready to adapt to new challenges and remain positive as his burning desire is making a difference everywhere he goes. Professionally, he is also interested in academics, teaching medical students, residents and research.

He enjoys playing soccer, swimming, gym, chess and watching UFC in his leisure time as well as touring with family and friends. He will for sure utilize attractions within Whitecourt as he calls Whitecourt his “new home” including the long talked about Allan & Jean Millar Centre, Rotary Park, to mention but a few.

“Since moving to Canada, everyone has been unbelievably polite, kind, humane, very down to earth and willing to assist,” he said. He is looking forward to learning golf, integrating properly and laying down roots.

Our Staff


Team Lead (Clinic Manager)


Chronic Disease

Management Nurse

Practice Facilitator


Assistant Team Lead

Medical Office Assistant to

Dr. Jane and Dr. Basson


Medical Office Assistant to

Dr. Aneke and Dr. Calitz


Medical Office Assistant to

Dr. Joseph and Dr. Uzo


Medical Office Assistant


Clinic Nurse

Panel Manager

McLeod River Primary Care Network

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) develop solutions to meet the needs of the local community and their health issues through team-based care.

Teams consist of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, kinesiologists, mental health navigators, social workers and more. Together, they work to improve and maintain patients’ health conditions by providing: knowledge & prevention, diagnosis & treatment, physical & mental health supports, referrals and follow-ups.

McLeod River Primary Care Network (MPRCN) is the PCN that serves Whitecourt, Edson, Fox Creek, Mayerthorpe, and surrounding areas. The MRPCN consists of about 40 family doctors and 20+ other health care professionals that make up Your Medical Home. MRPCN offers more than 10 health and wellness programs* designed to improve the well-being of our communities, by providing accessible, compassionate and quality medical care in a collaborative environment.

*For more information on the support groups and programs please visit the MRPCN website.

Medical Student Program

Each year, our clinic is host to two medical students from the faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Alberta.  You may see them around the clinic while visiting for your appointment, and they may be asked to sit in on your appointment with your physician. This is a valuable part of their learning experience, and we thank you for your assistance in helping groom our up and coming physicians.