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This May 19th, Celebrate World Family Doctor Day

Edmonton, AB, May 12, 2023 – The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is proud to celebrate the global recognition of Family Doctor Day.

First declared by WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors) in 2010, this annual commemoration acknowledges the outstanding contributions of family doctors in health care systems around the world. This year’s theme Family Doctors: The heart of health care encompasses the many vital aspects of the role played by family physicians in Alberta. Champions of providing long-term, consistent care personalized for their patients’ needs, family doctors work with team members to serve not only their patients and clinic, but their community as well.

“Family doctors continually demonstrate commitment to excellence, compassion for patients, and collaboration with team in their practice,” says ACFP Executive Director Terri Potter, “World Family Doctor Day provides an opportunity to let family doctors know that their work makes a difference for Albertans.”

The ACFP invites Albertans to celebrate their own family doctors through the ACFP’s “Family Docs Rock” campaign. Share why your family doctor rocks at to receive a Family Docs Rock t-shirt for you and your doctor. Over the last two years, the ACFP has expanded the Family Docs Rock campaign to include a digital library, podcasts, and videos through its “Heart of Family Medicine” program.

About the Alberta College of Family Physicians

The ACFP is a member-based, not-for-profit organization representing more than 5,600 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students across Alberta. Established more than 65 years ago, the ACFP strives for excellence in family practice through advocacy, continuing medical education, and primary care research. The ACFP is a Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), a nationwide organization with more than 42,000 members. For more information on the ACFP, visit


Media Contact Information

For more information please contact:
Lindsay Rankin, Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Alberta College of Family Physicians
cell: (780) 265-5467 or