MAY 19 IS FAMILY DOCTOR DAY!
HELP US CELEBRATE FAMILY DOCTORS IN ALBERTA, ACROSS CANADA, AND AROUND THE WORLD BY SHARING YOUR STORY
The Alberta College of Family Physicians and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) are proud to celebrate Family Doctor Day on May 19th in support of World Organization of Family Doctors’ (WONCA) in recognizing World Family Doctor Day. This special day 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.
Family doctors play a vital role in our health care system and wear many hats—they are trusted clinicians, teachers, researchers, and leaders in family medicine. Family physicians are the cornerstone of primary care and are highly respected in their communities, building long-term relationships with their patients.
This year WONCA would especially like to highlight the role of family doctors in providing lifelong care to their patients—from cradle to grave. Special emphasis is placed on the key role family doctors have in the health management of children, and also their pivotal role in palliative and end of life care.
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!
Through email, Twitter, Facebook, or videos, help us promote the value of the family physician—in your life. 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 toques.
Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share it with your doc and the rest of the world.
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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 email@example.com and we will post it to our YouTube channel.
“I love family docs and family docs rock!” video submission