May 19 is World Family Doctor Day!

Alberta, Let’s Show the World How Our Family Doctors Rock!

World Family Doctor Day (FDD) – 19th May – was first declared by WONCA in 2010 and it has become a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world.

The event is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the central role of the family medicine specialty in the delivery of personal, comprehensive, and continuing health care for all of our patients. It’s also a chance to celebrate the progress being made in family medicine and the special contributions of family doctors globally.

Family doctors—leading the way to better health

World Family Doctor Day on May 19, 2018 has the theme: “Family doctors—leading the way to better health”. In advance of World Family Doctor Day the WONCA President invites members to submit case examples of best practice that lead to better health.

Share your story with WONCA and highlight how Alberta Family Doctors are leading the way to better health

Why Family Docs Rock!

  • A family doctor-patient relationship is often times one of the most trusted in health care. It is a relationship that both the doctor and patient have been nurturing since a patient’s first visit—and often the patient’s first encounter with the health care system. We know patients count on family doctors and value these relationships.
  • Family physicians often act as the central hub for managing your health and provide a higher level of continuity of care.
  • Family physicians play an important role in health promotion and illness prevention, coordinating care with other specialties and health professionals, and advocating on behalf of their patients with respect to the care and services they need in all other parts of the health care system.

Share Your Story With Us and We’ll Share It With the Rest of the World!

Help us promote the value of the family physician—in your life and in Alberta. Share your story at

Dr. Guy Blais Talks to 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen on the Ryan Jespersen Show!

Alberta Declares May 19th Family Doctor Day in Alberta!



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