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Family Docs Rock

November 12-17 is Family Doctor Week in Canada!

Help us celebrate family doctors in Alberta and across Canada by sharing your story

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) proudly acknowledges the outstanding contributions of Canadian family doctors and the highly valued relationships they have with their patients and the communities they serve. The CFPC invites you to join in this year’s celebration and support your fellow family physicians during Family Doctor Week in Canada from November 12-17. This special week also provides an opportunity for governments, health care organizations, colleagues, and the public to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by family doctors to improve the health and well-being of their patients.

Why Family Docs Rock!

  • A family doctor-patient relationship is often times one of the most trusted in health care. It is a relationship that both the doctor and patient have been nurturing since a patient’s first visit—and often the patient’s first encounter with the health care system. We know patients count on family doctors and value these relationships.
  • Family physicians often act as the central hub for managing your health and provide a higher level of continuity of care.
  • Family physicians play an important role in health promotion and illness prevention, coordinating care with other specialties and health professionals, and advocating on behalf of their patients with respect to the care and services they need in all other parts of the health care system.

Share Your Story With Us and We’ll Share It Here and With the Rest of Canada!

Help us promote the value of the family physician—in your life and in Alberta. Share your story! Tell us why your family doctor rocks and we’ll share your story here on this site and with your doctor. As a thank you, we’ll send you and your doctor one of our Family Docs Rock t-shirt or our stand-out and coveted new toques. Send your story to  myfamilydocrocks@acfp.ca and we’ll share it with your doc and the rest of the world.

What Else You Can Do

Say thank you and tell your doc why they rock!

Put Up a Poster

We have posters to share. Let us know and we’ll send some to you. Better yet, take a moment to download our posters from the right or visit the CFPC Family Doctor Week page.

Tweet It

Celebrate your family doctor by using the #FamilyDocsRock or #LoveMyFamilyDoc.

Read Our Many Patient Stories Now!

We have collected many heart-warming stories over the years—from as far as Ft. McMurray to Longview.

Send Us Your Story By Video

There is nothing better than saying thank you in person but if you can’t, why not share a video? Send your video to myfamilydocrocks@acfp.ca and we will post it to our YouTube channel.

“I love family docs and family docs rock!” video submission