Two new family physicians will be starting their practices in Estevan next month.

St. Joseph's Hospital announced the additions of Dr. David Liknes and Dr. Nazanin Tahbaz in a press release Monday afternoon.

Liknes specializes in obstetrics, general surgery, and edoscopy. His practice will be situated at the Southeast Medical Group, located at the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation Clinic.

“Dr. Liknes is a welcome addition to the medical staff in Estevan in terms of the obstetrical and surgical services that will be provided," said St. Joseph's Hospital Executive Director Greg Hoffort.

Liknes is a graduate of the University of Alberta, having completed a family medicine residency at the University of Calgary in 2015, followed by completion of the Enhanced Surgical Skills program at the University of Saskatchewan in 2019.

Liknes practised family medicine in Edmonton, Alta. in 2015 and practised family medicine, obstetrics, and surgery in Drumheller, Alta. from 2016 to 2021.

Tahbaz will also be located at the Southeast Medical Group. 

She graduated from Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran in 1997. She has practised as a hospitalist, emergency medicine physician as well as a family medicine physician.

"Dr. Tahbaz is a welcome addition to the medical staff in Estevan in terms of the family practice that will be established, and the coverage she will provide in our Emergency Room and medical ward," said Hoffort.