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Hey, there’s an app for that! The Pricing Doc Web App is Live.

The ACFP is pleased to launch the Website app for the annual Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in Alberta. Commonly known as the Pricing Doc, the document is a quick reference guide on medication pricing in Alberta. The Pricing Doc App has been designed to replicate the look and feel of the beloved guide,…

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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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January Message from the President

Read Full eNews Happy New Year.  2019 was a year that saw many changes, many directly effecting health care.  We have seen challenges regarding funding and while the government continues its consultative process, there remains the possibility that funding and payment models as they currently exist may be subject to change in the future.  We…

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January Message from the Executive Director

10 years and 250 Tools for Practice Articles – Celebrating the PEER/ACFP Partnership We have a legacy relationship that we want to celebrate this month!  ACFP has a reputation for being a collaborative organization that works well with others and, hands down, the most amazing partnership is that of PEER and ACFP! This collaboration started…

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Family Medicine Summit – Register Today!

Don’t Miss ACFP’s flagship CPD/CME conference! Connect, Learn, and Celebrate at the Family Medicine Summit! For 65 years, the ACFP has hosted a forum where members can come together to exchange best practices and celebrate their unique connections and contributions as family physicians! Join us at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, AB (March 6-8, 2020)…

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Honouring Outstanding Family Practices

During the month of November, members of the ACFP staff visited two clinics who demonstrate the pillars of the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH). Both clinics continue to grow (in size and staff) and provide similar advice when it comes to adopting the PMH model; look to the PMH clinics you admire for an initial framework…

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The How and Why of Going Back to Residency

By Cathy Lu, MD, CCFP After 3 years of working as a full-fledged family physician with special interest in the elderly, I decided to return back to residency for further training in Care of the Elderly. It took a great deal of deliberation to make that decision, including consideration of financial sustainability, how would resident…

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December Message From the President

Read Full eNews The profession currently faces a time of challenge. While physicians are not alone in facing the ramifications of our current economic and political climate, proposals on the table could have substantial impacts for Family Physicians across the province. This is a time that needs unity across the profession. We recognize the importance…

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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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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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