Ten newly recruited physicians joined the North Zone of Alberta Health Services in the last three months of 2023, enhancing care for many northern communities.

These newly recruited physicians have diverse specialties (see below), helping to ensure the varied healthcare needs of northern Alberta residents continue to be met.

“We are excited to welcome these exceptional physicians to northern Alberta,” says Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Health. “Their dedication to patient care and their diverse backgrounds will undoubtedly contribute to providing the highest level of healthcare services to Albertans.”

Newly recruited physicians (and their specialties) starting practising in the following communties between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2023:

  • Beaverlodge, family medicine
  • Bonnyville, pediatrics
  • Grande Prairie, urology
  • Grande Prairie, pediatrics, NICU
  • Grande Prairie, anesthesiology
  • Grande Prairie, family medicine
  • Grande Prairie, ophthalmology
  • Grande Prairie, pediatrics, NICU
  • Grande Prairie, emergency
  • Lac La Biche, family medicine, anesthesia

“It is a pleasure to welcome these highly qualified and experienced physicians,” says Dr. Brian Muir, Zone Medical Director for the AHS North Zone. “Their arrival reflects our dedication to meeting the growing healthcare needs of Albertans. They will complement our existing teams and further strengthen our ability to provide comprehensive and personalized care.”

AHS continues to recruit for physicians across northern Alberta to meet community needs. AHS has physician resource planners who are dedicated to identifying and pursuing international and domestic physician recruitment opportunities. They work closely with various community partners and organizations, such as local Health Advisory Councils, the Rural Health Professions Action Plan, and independent physician attraction and retention committees.


Information provided by AHS

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