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FFYFP Blog: Big Bucks: Better Billing

Written by: Dr. Tyler Hunter You’re already taking time with every patient, phoning that family member on your lunch break and checking your labs on weekends. Money doesn’t solve everything, but you might as well get paid appropriately for your hard work.   BILLING TIPS I want to start out with a few general billing tips that…

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FFYFP Blog: Medicine for the Gender Spectrum

Written by: Dr. Charissa Ho For most of us, there was very little (if any) exposure to transgender medicine or people who identify as gender diverse during our training. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to locum for Dr. James Makokis in Edmonton, who guided me through my introduction to caring for people who…

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East Calgary Family Care Clinic – An Outstanding Family Practice

The ACFP would like to formally congratulate the winner of the 2021 Patient’s Medical Home – Outstanding Family Practice award – the East Calgary Family Care Clinic (ECFCC). This award recognizes a clinic that exemplifies the vision of a Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) by going above and beyond to focus on the needs of patients…

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Building AAWEARness Through Advocacy and Education

By Agatha Grochowski Working out of the Calgary chapter, Marie Ferraro (she/her) is the Provincial Communications Manager for Alberta Alliance Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR). Marie describes herself as a sober human who struggled with substances for two decades. “Members of the active drug using community are really important members of our community who…

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Recognizing Our Communities: A month of reflection and celebration

In the spirit of this month’s recognition and celebration of both Pride and National Indigenous History Month, we have compiled a list of resources to support the development of a safe and inclusive environment for your practice: Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Communities Video: Challenging Stigma in Your Practice: A Case Study on 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusivity, ACFP’s Collaborative Mentorship…

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – PEIP CONFERENCE

As a valued past attendee of the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference (PEIP), we, the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and PEER (Patients, Experience, Evidence, Research), would like to inform you directly of our joint decision concerning the event. After 10 successful years as co-presenters of the PEIP conference, the ACFP and PEER…

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FFYFP Blog: June Tip on Wellness

Written by: Sierra Tamminen BSc, MD, CCFP I’ve recently spent a lot more time at home and focusing on wellness because I had a complicated foot injury that had me sitting on the couch for a while! For June’s tip, I thought I would share what I’ve been doing to work on wellness, and I’m…

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F***; One of the Worst Words to Hear in Your Busy Workday

Written by: Dr. Nathan Turner Form… probably the worst four letter F-word. But it’s that time of year again! No, unfortunately not the (finally) beautiful spring weather we’ve been eagerly awaiting after months of bitter cold. I’m talking about tax season! Which means many of us have received a request (or two… or ten) to…

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Participate in Primary Care Research

Project Title: Confidence in Addictions Medicine Among Family Medicine Educators Project End Date: June 1, 2022 Survey Link:  https://redcap.link/AddictionMedEdSurvey We are looking for physicians who have been involved in teaching family medicine residents to participate in a study to further our understanding of addiction medicine education. Participation in this study will assist with potential curriculum…

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We are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Written by: Dr. Kristina Quan How to Terminate a Patient Relationship One of the best aspects of family medicine are the lasting relationships we get to create with our patients and families, but what happens when that relationship is broken beyond repair? When it is our nature to help, how do we make the decision…

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CMN Launches “Chronic Pain Gains in Alberta: An ECHO Series”

The Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) and the Calgary Pain Program are collaborating on an exciting new project, “Chronic Pain Gains in Alberta: An ECHO Series”. This program is free and open to all Alberta-based health care providers. What is ECHO®? ECHO® is an interactive online medical education program that features…

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Get Involved! Family Physicians Invited to Participate in a Research Project!

Project Title: Physician motivation towards tele-healthcare: A cross-sectional look at the workplace needs and well-being of family doctors in Alberta Project End Date: June 2022 Survey Link: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_cOqtzUNWampm45M Family physicians (FPs) have rapidly had to shift to using virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the impact this move has had on their work-related motivation and…

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