From Alberta Health Services comes word another practiising physician will be joining the ranks in High Level:
Local residents have improved access to primary care with the recruitment of a new full-time physician practising in the community.
Dr. Jennifer Parker is a general practitioner who started practising at the Northwest Health Centre at the beginning of the summer.
“High Level has conducted exemplary work to recruit new physicians, especially over the past year,” says Frank Oberle, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and MLA for Peace River. “Welcoming another new family physician is great news for the community.”
Dr. Parker’s arrival comes shortly after Dr. Willem Skein and Dr. Paul Jordaan arrived in the community.
“We not only work to recruit physicians, but to retain them as well,” says Michael Osborn, Chair of the True North Health Advisory Council. “It truly is a community effort and we are thankful for the support of Government, Alberta Health Services, local organizations and other residents for the role they play in supporting local health care.”
In Alberta Health Services (AHS) North Zone, three physician resource planners 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 Physician Action Plan and independent physician recruitment and retention committees.