Dr. Richard Hatfield, MD - Medical Director

Dr. Richard Hatfield, MD - Medical Director

Dr Richard Hatfield, MD
Medical Director
Ethemba Health and Image Centre

Dr Hatfield Has always been extremely passionate about helping his patients in all aspects of their heath. The name “Ethemba”, an African name, has very special meaning for Dr Hatfield, who was born and raised in Southern Africa.

Ethemba means to trust, to believe and to have faith in. For years, Dr Hatfield’s patients have asked him for help in areas where his Family Practice was inadequately set up to fulfill all of their needs. Understanding that these were very real issues, and that patients wanted to see someone that they trusted, Ethemba Health and Image Centre was born. Dr Hatfield feels that there truly is an “Art” and “Science” to achieving a natural, healthy image when it comes to Cosmetic Medicine. Having an “excellent eye for cosmetic medicine” and “the patience to achieve very natural results” has been used to describe Dr Hatfield’s techniques for years. Equally important is an in depth understanding of the facial anatomy and the patient’s overall health – which comes with years of Practical experience. Dr Hatfield possesses all of these qualities and has a very loyal patient following as a result.

Dr Hatfield graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1994 with his medical degree. After practicing medicine in South Africa for 2 years, he moved to Canada where he established his first Family Practice. He has been practicing family medicine now for over 16 years. His practical experience also includes, Emergency room medicine in Regina Saskatchewan for 5 years, Dermatological Surgical Procedures at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, Saskatchwan for 8 years, Hair transplant surgery for 9 yrs, Sclerotherapy with advanced training and performance of all Injectable Cosmetic procedures. Dr Hatfield has mentored under the direction of Clinical Professor, Dr Jaggi Rao ath the University of Alberta Hospital for advanced training in Cosmetic Procedures and Acne Management for 6 years. In 2001, Dr Hatfield joined the International Society of Hair Restoration. He trained under Dr B Wolf of Cincinnati, Ohio and Dr A Mangubat of Seattle, Washington, Pioneers and Leaders in Hair Restoration. Dr Hatfield opened his first Hair Restoration and Surgical Centre in Regina Saskatchwen in 2002. He has been very successful in performing Hair Transplants for over 9 years with excellent results.

Dr Hatfield currently practices family Medicine at Jabulani Health Clinic in Sherwood Park Alberta as well as Medical Director for Ethemba Health and Image Centres and Evelyn Charles in South Edmonton Commons. He has been on numerous advisory boards and committees to support the growth and development of family Medicine and is a current member of the Canadian College of Family Physicians. He has been asked to sit on the examination committee as an examiner for current applicants. He is duly licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. In addition to his numerous professional affiliations he is a member of good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of both Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Saskatchewan Medical Association, The Alberta Medical Association, The Canadian Obesity Network, The Canadian Society of Phelobology, The Canadian Society of Aesthetic Medicine, The International Society of Hair Restoration and The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine. He is also a member of the Sherwood Park Primary Care Network. He has lectured nationally on topics such as Weight Management, Menopause, Cosmetic Medicine , Hair Restoration, Depression, Asthma Management, Hypertension and Diabetes.

On a personal note, Dr Hatfield is dedicated to healthy living. He enjoys golfing, playing squash and is an avid runner. He regularly runs races with his wife for various charitable organizations including the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, Childhood Obesity, and Diabetes. He is happily married and a proud Father. When he’s not working, he’s busy “running” to keep up with his 5 children and their various extracurricular activities.



I’ve always been extremely passionate about helping patients with every aspect of their heath. I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Living and studying Medicine in a country where resources were scarce has given me an immense appreciation and gratitude to be able to offer my patients state of the art medicine. I come from a country where safe, accessible medicine is rare. To be able to provide the best care possible with a network of highly skilled Health Care Professionals is something I will never take for granted. I opened my first Family Practice over 18 years ago in Canada and called it “Jabulani”, which is an African word that means “Place of Happiness”. I sensed a need for safe, excellent care in the field of Aesthetic Medicine shortly after opening my Family Practice upon my arrival into Canada. More and more my patients began asking for treatments in an area outside of General Practice. Ethemba Health and Image Centres was born with these needs in mind. “Ethemba” is an African word that means “To Trust, believe and have faith in”. Ethemba Health and Image Centres have been designed to give patients a safe and caring environment that addresses all needs in Aesthetic Medicine, weight management and skin health. I believe that Aesthetic Medicine is an “Art” and “Science” when it comes to achieving natural results. Everyone wants to look like the best version of themselves and I make it my daily mission to provide excellent Health care, in a peaceful, happy environment.


Medical Director, Family Medicine Specialist
Jabulani Health Centre
January 1997 – September 2005 Regina, Saskatchewan
September 2005 – Present #2 140 Athabascan Ave, Sherwood Park, AB

Medical Director, Founder Ethemba Health and Image Centres
Ethemba Health and Image Centres
(Formerly Head Start Hair Restoration and Cosmetics)
September 2001- Present Regina, Saskatchewan
May 2012 – Present #210 2018 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park, AB
All areas of Aesthetic Medicine, including; Dermatology, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Restylane, Fractionated CO2 Laser, IPL, Laser Hair Removal, Weight Loss, Skin Health, Controlled Depth Chemical Peels, Varicose and Spider Vein therapies, Hair Restoration

General Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine
January 1997 – Present
Medical Director and Founder of HeadStart Hair Restoration and Cosmetic Clinic in Regina, Saskatchewan (Sep 2001-present)
Medical Director of Evelyn Charles, Canada (March 2010-Dec 2012)
Medical Director of External Affairs, Edmonton and St. Albert, AB (January 2007-December 2011)
Clinical Instructor/Lecturer – Aesthetic Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (May 2014-present)
Emergency Room Physician, RGH Hospital and Pasqua Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan (December 1997-Sep 2003)
Physician Outpatient/Dermatolgical Procedures, Pasqua Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan (January 1998-Sep 2005)
All areas of Aesthetic Medicine (Practical, Clinical and Educational), including; Dermatology, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Restylane, Fractionated CO2 Laser, IPL, Laser Hair Removal, Weight Loss, Skin Health, Varicose and Spider Vein therapies, Teaching/training Allied Health Care Professionals Injection technique, Chemical Peel application, Fractionated CO2 Laser techniques, weekly Dermatology Clinics at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina Saskatchewan and Emergency Medicine and the Regina General Hospital

Family Medicine / Continuing Education, Lectures, Clinical Trials and Advisory Boards:

  • Lectured Internationally and Nationally on; Asthma, Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Women’s Health, Infectious Diseases, Cardiovascular Medicine, Neurology, Endocrinology, Dermatology, Geriatric Medicine and Weight Management
  • Advisory Boards: Psychiatry, Cardiovascular Health, Geriatrics, Osteoporosis, Asthma, Hypertension, Rheumatology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology
  • Participated in Clinical Trials: Cardiovascular, Hyperlipidemia, Psychiatry, Asthma, Diabetes
  • Specialized Outpatient Clinics: Asthma, Diabetes, Weight Management, Hypertension and Flu Clinics


University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1988-1995)
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Family Medicine

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1988-1995)
Clinical Internship, Senior House Officer (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry)

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (1985-1987)
BSc., Zoology

Canadian Qualification/Certifications (1995)
Canadian Evaluation Exam, London, England

LMCC 1 & 2 (Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada) (1998)

CCFP (Canadian College of Family Physicians) (2002)

Clinical Training/Preceptorship:

  • Mentorship with Dr. Jaggi Rao, Dermatology and Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta Hospital for advanced training in Fractionated CO2 Lasers, Non Surgical Face Lift, Acne Management and Advanced Aesthetic Medicine
  • Clinical Certification and Training in Hair Restoration and Mentorship with Dr. B. Wolf of Cincinnati, OH and Dr. A. Mangubat of Seattle, WA (Pioneers and Key Opinion Leaders in Hair Restoration)
  • Clinical Preceptorship in Advanced Fractionated CO2 Lasers with Dr. M. Ray of Vancouver, BC
  • Clinical training in Phlebology, at The Canadian Society of Phlebology under Dr. L Grondin and Dr. J. Gilbert in Montreal, QC
  • Clinical training in Controlled Depth Peels, Fractionated CO2 Lasers, Sculptra Injection Techniques, Advanced Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers and Advanced Skin Care under Dr. Z. Obagi, Beverley Hills, CA
  • Clinical training in Soft Lift, Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers (Allergan Annual Face Program, Dr. A. Mangubat, MD, Dr. P. Raymond-Martimbeau, MD
  • Clinical Training in Advanced Weight Management, International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine


Family Medicine Specialist, Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, Advanced Dermatological Injector, Hair Restoration Surgeon, Advanced Injector in Phlebology, International and National Lecturer in Family Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer in Aesthetic Medicine for Medical Students, Contoured Thread Lift (Non Surgical Face Lifts), Clinical Preceptor for Controlled Depth and National Examiner for the Canadian College of Family Physicians Clinical Exams, Peels Nationally, Emergency Medicine, Surgical Dermatological Medicine, Acne Management, Public Speaking (motivational/Public health), Coaching (General Health and Wellness)


Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons, Alberta Medical Association, Saskatchewan Medical Association, Sherwood Park Primary Care Network, Canadian Obesity Society, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Canadian Society of Phlebology, Canadian Society of Aesthetic Medicine, International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at The University of Alberta Hospital

Personal Interests

Running Races for various Charities related to Healthcare, Squash, Tennis, Golf, Hiking, Biking and running around with his wife and five beautiful children


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