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Prepare For Your Visit
- Please print out / fill out and bring with you the COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form. (www.manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/resources.html)
- The vaccination clinic is located at PURE Lifestyle 1129 Empress Street.
- There will be a sign at the entrance where you should enter for your vaccine
- Parking is available at the front of the building, on the side street, and also behind the building.
- The front entrance is for drop off and pickup ONLY. You CANNOT wait and park in the area if you are not in a parking stall.
- To minimize lineups, and keep flow of vaccinations, please do not arrive any more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.
- Appointments are required – no walk-ins are permitted.
- Please wear a mask at all times in line (even if outside)
- Wear a short sleeve shirt if possible
- Bring your Manitoba Health Card, and COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form.
Dr. Richard Rusk
Dr. Richard RuskClinical Physician
Dr. Rusk started his training in South Africa as a veterinarian at the University of Pretoria. After graduation, he came to rural Canada for an adventure and has been here ever since. He lived in rural Alberta and Manitoba for 8 years practicing as a cattle veterinarian before moving to Winnipeg to do his medical degree.
Dr. Rusk trained in Preventative and Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba for medical school and residency. He completed the Public Health and Preventative Medicine residency, with a focus on primary and secondary prevention of infectious and chronic diseases.
Dr Rusk has worked in Concordia Emergency Department, community family practice and with the Ministry of Health focusing on developing preventative programs and addressing the emergence of infectious diseases. He has also been instrumental in advancing the One Wellness framework and concept that focuses on the wellness of humans and animals and takes into consideration the health of the environment.
He is very passionate about his career which he demonstrates by sharing his knowledge and expertise by teaching medical students and residents on the benefits of focusing upstream with prevention before disease. He too believes in a multidisciplinary approach and collaborates with physiotherapists, athletic therapists, kinesiologists and teaches continuing education courses in Manitoba and Canada.
Dr. Rusk strives to provide and expand Preventative Medicine in Manitoba. He believes that patients can prevent many conditions through careful consideration to their nutritional and mental diet, through participating in physical and social activities, and thus preventing disease and promoting wellbeing. Through the multi-disciplinary team of Pure Wellness, we have a unique opportunity to improve each and everyone that participates in care from this team.
In his spare time, he has competed for Canada in the Age Group World Triathlon championships, has bicycled to Everest base camp and has run the Hypothermic Half Marathon as only a true Manitoban could.
EducationCommunity and Family Preventative Medicine Physician
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Medical Doctor (MD)
Certificant of the College of Family Physicians (CCFP)
Diploma of American Board of Preventative Medicine (Dip ABPM)
Masters of Public Health (MPH)
Dr. Matthew Katz
Dr. Matthew KatzSports Medicine Physician
Dr. Katz is a locally trained physician, specializing in sport and exercise medicine. He completed his medical school training at the University of Manitoba in 2015. After completing his family medicine training at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Katz went onto obtain a certificate of added competence in sport and exercise medicine from the University of Manitoba and Legacy Sport Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Katz currently is employed at Pure Lifestyle, Legacy Sport Medicine and Pine Falls Primary Health Clinic where he focuses on patient with common musculoskeletal conditions such as rotator cuff disease and osteoarthritis. He also is one of the consulting physicians for FC Valour of the Canadian Premier League.
EducationBachelor of Sciences, University of Winnipeg, BSc
Doctor of Medicine, 2016, University of Manitoba, MD
Certificant of the Family of College Physicians, CFPC
Certificate of Added Competence 2019, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Dr. Katrice Kazmerik
Dr. Katrice KazmerikFamily Medicine Physician
Dr. Katrice Kazmerik graduated from Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba in 2014 completing a biomedical specialization, then going on to pursue medicine. She completed both medical school and a Family Medicine residency in Winnipeg and included placements in northern Manitoba, Nova Scotia and a medical mission to the Philippines. She has incorporated an Integrative Medicine in Residency program remotely through the University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine to further appreciate the breadth of medicine. Dr. Kazmerik enjoys working with patients of all ages, and has particular interest in women’s health and geriatric care.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Kazmerik prioritizes spending time with family and friends, and is often outdoors enjoying the lake, fishing, running, swimming or skiing in the winter time.