The Gillespie Clinic

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A Fresh Face & a New Name

Prime Hair Clinic

About us

Dr Joseph MacDonald


If you haven’t been by the clinic in the last year, there is a new face on the roster...It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to Dr. Joseph MacDonald.

Dr. MacDonald was born and raised in Southern Alberta, obtaining his medical degree from the University of Alberta and completing his medical residency training in Calgary. Joe has a wide medical scope, practicing primarily in family medicine, but also as an urgent care physician.

Dr. MacDonald has a special interest in dermatology (including minor procedures), acute care, medical aesthetics, and most importantly Hair Restoration. He has been working along side Dr. Gillespie for the last year, being mentored, gaining knowledge and experience. An opportunity that is rare. Joe attended the International Society or Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Meeting in Prague last year (2017) and looks forward to attending many more. He is excited to continue honing his skills with guidance from Dr. Gillespie as well as many other experienced physicians in the years and meetings to come.

Joe’s energy and passion to educate patients on all their options in regards to hair loss, and commitment to delivering exceptional work makes him an excellent addition to our clinic. He is eager to bring the newest techniques and treatments to our clients and excited to offer our patients even more than before.

We look forward to you meeting Joe, so please come by and see us soon.


Dr John Gillespie




Dr. Gillespie completed his medical degree at the University of Alberta.  After completing his postgraduate training, he worked as an emergency room physician for two years in a downtown hospital. He then opened and developed a busy general practice. Dr. Gillespie has been both Chief of General Practice and Chief of Staff at the Rockyview General Hospital, and during those years, he incorporated hair transplantation into his practice.

Dr. Gillespie’s commitment to hair restoration is evident as he has attended every annual meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery since its inception in 1993. Dr. Gillespie is passionate about educating himself in order to bring the latest information and practices back to his patients. Dr. Gillespie attended his first International Conference on Hair Restoration Surgery in Hot Springs Arkansas in 1977.

With over 25 years experience Dr. Gillespie is a leader in the field of Hair Restoration Surgery in Canada. He has performed thousands of hair transplant procedures and his entire practice is devoted to providing the very best medical and surgical treatment for hair loss.

Dr. Gillespie has been published in the Hair Transplantation fifth edition for developing a virtually painless tumescent anesthesia technique for hair transplantation.

As a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), Dr. Gillespie is highly regarded by his medical colleagues in the community.  



Our dedicated team offer over 50 years of combined experience. As a valued and well respected asset to the ISHRS Annual Meetings, we have taught both Doctors and Surgical Assistants while keeping up with the latest in technology. Our commitment to education gives our clients professional assurance in a comfortable and friendly environment. We are devoted to making our clients feel at ease with not only our knowledge and attention to detail, but with our warm welcoming ways.



Clinic Manager & Surgical Assistant

SA, 2011 ISHRS Distinguished Assistant Award Recipient,
18+ years experience



15+ years experience




12+ years experience




9+ yrs experience


3+ yrs experience

Our Services

non surgical treatments

Sometimes hair restoration surgery is not the best solution. We are able to help offer other alternatives.

Surgical solutions

Hair transplantation is the only method of hair restoration that guarantees to grow hair. A proven process that has been in use for over 30 years.

post operative care

A friendly easy to follow guide including to help through post operative questions.


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Main Office
PRIME HAIR CLINIC (formerly Gillespie Clinic)
Suite 220
Calgary, AB T2V 4R6

P: (403) 259-6798

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