Clinic 554

About Us

Medical Director Background

Dr. Adrian Edgar, MD CCFP

Adrian is excited to return to New Brunswick and nestle into Fredericton with his partner and three dogs. He is especially excited to develop a family practice that provides outstanding care for his patients.

Adrian completed his medical degree at one of the top ranked medical schools in Canada, McMaster University, in 2010. His postgraduate medical education was completed in Innercity Family Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2012. Since that time, he has worked on multidisciplinary teams in prenatal care, labour and delivery, maternal addictions, and outreach/street medicine. He has trained extensively in reproductive health, delivered babies and provided postnatal care at the Saint John Regional Hospital in 2012, worked on a midwife-family physician collaborative team at the BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2013 and provided prenatal and intrapartum maternal addiction care through the Sheway Program in Vancouver from 2013 to 2014. He provided outreach healthcare to sexworkers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and men seeking sobriety and exiting the prison system from 2013 to 2014.

He has produced research on HIV stigma, refugee access to healthcare, transgender access to healthcare, the relationship between poverty, imprisonment and health, and the social movement of Peace through Health. He is the New Brunswick representative to the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Equity and Diversity Committee. His top priority throughout his training and practice has consistently been to understand and address the needs of marginalized patients and communities, and their social determinants of health.

Clinic Manager Background

Valerie Edelman, BSW

Valerie is delighted she has recently become a Frederictonian. Valerie volunteers on the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Line, is a member of Reproductive Justice New Brunswick and also sits on the Board of AIDS NB. Valerie moved here from Vancouver where she was passionately involved with harm reduction approaches, low barrier health services, Housing First programs, and the narrative therapy community. Valerie graduated from the University of British Columbia in the School of Social Work in 2010, and is currently completing her Master of Social Work from the University of Victoria.

Staff, Volunteers and Students

Clinic 554 is proud to employ a number of local part-time nurses, counsellors, physicians, and reception staff on our team. We celebrate our dedicated volunteers who offer everything from escort services to translating, and phone support to community advisory. Finally, we are proud to host learners, including medical students and residents.

Thank You

Clinic 554 would not be possible without the generous support of donors from across the country, locally and internationally, who supported Reproductive Justice New Brunswick and the Federicton Youth Feminists in raising awareness and funding for an integrated reproductive health and family practice clinic.