EDMONTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Alberta College of Family Physicians
(ACFP) is proud to celebrate Family Doctor Week in Canada, November 4
to 9. During this special week, we celebrate the outstanding
contributions of Canada's family doctors for their commitment to
practising and advancing excellence in primary care.
More than 4000 family physicians in Alberta and more than 30,000 across
Canada are committed to patients and the delivery of high quality
health care in many settings including clinics, hospitals,
universities, and long-term care facilities, and have an essential role
in health care resulting in positive health outcomes. As health care
continues to evolve in Alberta and throughout the nation, family
physicians remain unwavering in their dedication to the health and
well-being of their patients and families in the communities.
"More than 85% of health care is delivered in the community," says Dr.
Cathy Scrimshaw, President of the Alberta College of Family Physicians.
"It's where the intimate bond between family doctors and patients
develop over time—many becoming important, lifelong relationships based
on trust, caring, and loyalty."
The 10th Annual Family Doctor Week in Canada presents an opportunity:
for Albertans to celebrate family doctors for their dedication and
for patients to say thank you to their doctor or express with a note
for medical clinics, pharmacies, and/or hospitals to download Family
Doctor Week posters to display and help celebrate the role family
doctors play in our lives
The Alberta College of Family Physicians encourages Albertans to
celebrate their family doctor and tell them they rock! Patients can
also share their experiences about how their family doctors have
contributed to their lives at www.familydocsrock.ca. Family physicians can participate by featuring the ACFP's series of
2013 Family Doctor Week in Canada commemorative Family Docs Rock
posters at their worksite, downloadable at www.acfp.ca.
About the Alberta College of Family Physicians
The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is a professional,
voluntary organization with a membership of more than 3,700 family
physicians in Alberta. Established more than 50 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 30,000 members. For more information on the
ACFP, visit www.acfp.ca.
SOURCE: Alberta College of Family Physicians
For further information:
Coordinator, Communications & Events
Alberta College of Family Physicians
780-488-2395 or 1-800-361-0607