Meet Dr Ingemaud Gerber
By INLIV People & Culture | MEDICAL
Dr. Ingemaud Gerber
Dr. Ingemaud Gerber joined INLIV in October 2017 as a family physician within our Primary Medical Total Health Management team. Just a few months later, she became part of the medical aesthetics team as well, sharing her experience and expertise providing soft aesthetic treatments.
Originally from South Africa, Dr. Gerber completed her training in 2005 and moved to Alberta in 2008, where she worked in Grande Cache doing rural family medicine for several years before making the move to Calgary. She quickly became a huge Calgary fan and finds it the ideal place to raise her three daughters (and miniature dachshund, Bella).
Dr. Gerber worked for one year at Foothills Hospital full time when she first arrived in Calgary – a role that she loves and maintains part-time to this day, doing four to five days per month to keep her skills sharp and interact with, as she puts it, “exceedingly smart people” in various specialist roles. She then worked at the Landmark Collaborative Health clinic for almost five years prior to joining the INLIV staff. In addition, she is currently doing advanced training in functional medicine.
What does Dr. Ingemaud Gerber love about INLIV so far? To hear her tell it, it’s a bit of everything, but primarily it’s her desire to focus on preventative care and holistic patient well-being.
So what does Dr. Ingemaud Gerber bring to INLIV, and what does she love about it so far? To hear her tell it, it’s a bit of everything, but primarily it’s her desire to focus on preventative care and holistic patient well-being. In the hospital, she says, she has seen many people that either did not have access to proper information, or did not make good choices, and her mission is to ensure everyone she works with has the guidance and support they need to be truly healthy and well. “The system is more geared to getting sick people better than keeping healthy people well,” she points out, and while it’s certainly important to treat illnesses, she wants a much bigger emphasis on proactive, long-term wellness.
Take, for example, her stance on exercise. “There’s no medicine I can provide you that will give you the benefits that exercise will give you,” she states. She loves to show people the raw data about their health – compelling them to see what they need to work on, where they are improving, and how beneficial a healthy lifestyle can be, while keeping them motivated to make fitness a priority. INLIV’s focus on fitness was another compelling draw for her to join us. Her passion for health also fuels her side project as founder of Evolve Retreats, which organizes and hosts wellness getaways that involve outdoor training and adventures, nutrition and healthy eating workshops, meditation and yoga.
In her spare time, she and her husband spend many weekends continuing to explore the city through their children’s eyes frequenting Calgary’s family hotspots, like the zoo, plus you can find her enjoying the mountains, trail running, snowboarding and skiing. She is currently taking a (children’s) horse riding class with her eight-year-old daughter, and they are learning to ride together.
She says it best when she speaks about why she joined INLIV: “I love the team approach, the genuine caring and the total commitment to wellness.”
What can people expect from this dedicated doctor and mother? She says it best when she speaks about why she joined INLIV: “I love the team approach, the genuine caring and the total commitment to wellness.” With value on qualities like that, it’s easy to see why Dr. Ingemaud Gerber is an excellent addition to our staff.