The Carlyle Medical Clinic and community of Carlyle will be home to Dr. Mahnaz Eskandary as she develops her practice as a family physician.
Eskandary and her husband arrived on May 10 and she started her practice at The Carlyle Medical Clinic on May 25. She will also take a number of shifts at the Arcola Hospital. Dr. Eskandary resides in Arcola.
Eskandary has traveled a long road to begin her practice here. Growing up in the city of Esfahan in Iran, the city is known for it’s architecture, covered bridges, palaces and historical buildings, paintings and artifacts. Growing up she spent many summers at her grandmother’s farm near the small community of Shahrak. The farm was a decent size, growing wheat, rye and keeping dairy cows.
She enrolled in medicine at Najafad Medical School and graduated in 2008, after seven years of study. Her schooling consisted of four years of classes and three years of internship as a post-graduate. She spent five years as a family doctor in Iran, the final three working in emergency clinics.
Eskandary made the move to Canada in 2012, joining her husband, Masoud Asadzadeh, in Kitchener–Waterloo in Ontario, who was studying Civil Engineering and had moved there in 2011.
Eskandary worked in family medicine as an assistant to a family doctor in a medical clinic. There, she studied the course components to practice medicine here, by passing one exam each year for four years to become licensed in Canada and gain standing as a family doctor.
Then it was westward bound to Winnipeg, MB where her husband found employment at the University of Manitoba and Eskandary worked at a private clinic and in emergency at the Selkirk Hospital.
She moved farther west when she was accepted into the Saskatchewan International Physicians Practice Assessment. This assessment was completed over three months from January 2019 to April 2019, splitting the time working in hospitals in North Battleford and in Humboldt.
Dr. Eskandary credits her desire to excel in the medical profession to three important individuals in her early life: her sister had surgery and their family’s doctor at the time became a major influence, spending many hours at their home to help care and manage her sister’s care; her aunt was a doctor who Eskandary spent time with, accompanying her to her place of practice and observed the daily routine that a doctor experiences; Eskandary also credits her mother for good study habits and encouragement to continue through with her education, providing her with the support to persevere through medical school.
Dr. Eskandary is very happy with her choice on coming to the rural community. Her husband is able to work virtually from home with the University of Manitoba.
She smiles and adds, “It is my pleasure to work in and be part of this beautiful community, the people are very kind.”