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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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Webcasting Opportunity – LIVE from The Summit!

Can’t make it the Summit? Why not stream it! Earn up to 3.5 certified Mainpro+® credits and join us SUNDAY MARCH 8TH 8:00 am-12:30 pm MST for two keynotes and 4 short snappers: Webcast Registration Join from home for Sunday morning: http://bit.ly/summit2020webcast

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Keeping Well and Self Care

By Charissa Ho, MD, CCFP Wellness. It’s a word that is getting thrown around a lot these days. From medicine, alternative health practices, to gyms and juice bars, wellness is a concept that is highly advertised. So what exactly is wellness and how do we achieve it? Wellness, as defined by the Webster Dictionary, is…

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Public Health in Alberta and the Value of the Family Physician

More than 4,000 family physicians across Alberta see up to 40 patients a day — this amounts to 160,000 patients being seen by family physicians per day — creating healthier people and communities.  Family physicians have a critical role in an effective public health response. The results of the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative…

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ACFP Awards 2020 – Call for Nominations

During the Annual Family Medicine Summit, ACFP honours exceptional learners, residents, clinics, and physicians who advance excellence in family medicine within communities across Alberta. We rely on nominations from you – our members, patients, and colleagues to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of our everyday leaders! If you know of an exceptional family physician, family medicine…

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My Experience with the ACFP and Reflections on the Pre-Clerkship Years

By Sabrine Garrison, Second Year Medical Student at the University of Alberta, Medical Student Liaison to the ACFP Board of Directors I am halfway through my second year of medical school at the University of Alberta and I can truly say it goes by as fast as everyone says. As a pre-clerk the transition from…

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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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