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November – Message from the President & Executive Director

Read Full eNews With new legislation being tabled that affects family physicians, it is important that your voice is heard. We have a close working relationship with the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and the Sections of Family Medicine and Rural Medicine in Alberta through our chair at the Primary Care Alliance (PCA). We use our…

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Helpful Tools for Family Docs

By: Islam Elawadly, MD, CCFP In this technology driven world, there are numerous resources available to assist in your practice, to help teach your patients about their health, and to further your own education. Below are some of my favorite resources: Clinical Tools Cardiovascular AspirinGuide – http://www.aspiringuide.com/ (Web/iOS/Android) – A tool to help decide on…

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What is Connect Care?

Connect Care will bridge gaps between patients, their health information, healthcare providers, and locations. It will also help to bridge current and future care. Healthcare providers can use the system to identify the decisions and approaches that best improve Albertans’ lives. By sharing knowledge, we can close gaps which ultimately lead to better outcomes and…

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Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction

By CMN Medical Director, Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw, MD, CCFP The Challenge I have recognized addiction and chronic pain as being a significant part of my practice since starting medicine. It has presented itself in many ways: Liver cirrhosis, secondary to alcohol or hepatitis C; trauma related injuries that over time, become chronic and painful; and…

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Primary Health Care and the Opioid Crisis – 2019 Updates

The start of this year has already seen many milestones regarding the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative (PHC ORI). The partners on this grant-funded project: The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP), Alberta Medical Association (AMA), Alberta Health Services (AHS), Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER), and Primary Care Networks, together with Alberta Health have…

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Celebrating the Patient’s Medical Home

The ACFP celebrated with its two Patient’s Medical Home – Outstanding Family Practice recipients and made a trip out to visit their staff teams. The ACFP’s Patient’s Medical Home – Outstanding Family Practice award honours clinics that exemplify the principles of the Patient’s Medical Home. Dr. Margaret Churcher Family Practice, Calgary The Dr. Margaret Churcher…

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New – 2019 Pricing Document Released!

In Canada, annual prescription medication costs over $33 billion and are only second to overall hospital expenditures in health care spending.1 These costs largely reflect the treatment of chronic medical conditions predominantly cared for by family physicians,2 including heart disease and lipid management, hypertension, diabetes and depression.3 The ACFP is pleased to share with you…

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