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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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September – Message from the President

Read Full eNews During a recent trip to Washington D.C., I spoke with Kaiser Permanente doctors about their service model. Our conversations left me inspired to discuss and explore innovations within our current health care system. Albert Einstein once suggested “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”…

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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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Reflections One Year Into Practice

By Kiran Dhillon, MD, CCFP It’s amazing how quickly the first year in practice can fly by! Adjusting from residency to independent practice comes with a few challenges at the start, but just as with any life or career transition, a bit of time and experience will help you find your feet. Here are a…

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PEIP Conference – OVER 90% SOLD OUT!

Getting Practical for Better Practice Make sure you don’t miss the 8 th annual Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference! This year’s PEIP conference topics include: Treatment for Depression, Acute Sports Injury, Endocrinology Pearls, and much more! Register Today For more details visit our PEIP Conference Website or download our program guide. Registration Details DATE: October 25-26, 2019 LOCATION:  DoubleTree…

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2019 ACFP eNews

Our 2019 eNews submissions at a glance: January February March April May June August September October

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Responding to the Syphilis Outbreak in Your Practice

July 16, 2019, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, declared a provincial outbreak of infectious syphilis and the activation of the Alberta Outbreak Investigation Coordinating Committee (OICC). A total of 1,536 cases were reported in 2018, a 10-fold increase since 2014. Alberta has not seen such high levels of syphilis since 1948….

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PEIP 2019 – OVER 90% SOLD OUT!

Getting Practical for Better Practice Make sure you don’t miss the 8 th annual Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference! This year’s PEIP conference topics include: Treatment for Depression, Acute Sports Injury, Endocrinology Pearls, and much more! For more details visit our PEIP Conference Website or download our program guide. Registration Details DATE: October 25-26, 2019 LOCATION:  DoubleTree by Hilton…

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Everyday Excellence – Noel DaCunha

Read Interview Questions No two days are ever quite the same for a family physician, and rural doc Noel DaCunha can attest to that. Dr. DaCunha’s practice consists of multi-generational families, which means his scope of work extends from, “delivering their babies, looking after their great grandparents and everything in between.” It is this comprehensive,…

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Building a Patient Panel: Meet and Greets

By Jovita, Beyer MD CCFP So, you are finally done, ready to dive into family medicine and your clinic! You get to see all your own patients now and get to know them… but the task can seem very daunting to start from scratch. Or maybe, you are taking over from a retired physician with…

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