Dr. Setorme Tsikata is the Medical Director of Compassion Medical Wellness Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta, Department of Family Medicine. Her professional responsibilities include attending to patients and teaching medical students, residents, and international medical graduates.
Setorme received her MD from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana and completed her Family Medicine residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She obtained a Fellowship in Women’s Health from the University of Ottawa and has a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research from the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences, Rotterdam. She is a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Setorme’s vision for Compassion Medical Wellness Centre was borne out of her passion for a comprehensive, patient-centered, holistic, and compassionate approach to healthcare for her patients to enable them to achieve a healthy body, mind, and spirit. She believes that by delivering individualized Preventive, Acute & Chronic care to patients across all ages, gender, race, and socio-economic status, patients can achieve better health outcomes across these three spheres. Apart from delivering comprehensive family medicine to her patient population, some of her other interests include women’s health, adolescent health, immigrant health, palliative care and medical aesthetics.
Her research interests include patient-centered care, palliative care, women’s health, and global health.
She authored the third chapter of the book “Female Doctors in Canada, Experience and Culture” on Cultural Barriers Within Medicine, published in January, 2019 – Female Doctors In Canada: Experience And Culture, Book by Earle Waugh (Paperback) | www.chapters.indigo.ca
Setorme’s passion for patient-centered care is demonstrated in a profile by the Alberta Medical Association’s Shine a Light program, for going the extra mile to avoid a potentially catastrophic outcome for a patient.
Dr. Tsikata was featured in a February, 2022 article on Best Health: Incredible Black Women Who Are Changing Canadian Health Care.
Apart from English, Setorme speaks Ewe (Anlo and Tongu), Ga, and Twi. She is married with a son and daughter who all live in Edmonton.