Doctors

The Alberta Medical Association wants Albertans to provide feedback on how to improve the health care system. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta Medical Association wants public input on health care system

‘As soon as we can right the boat, the better’

 

A doctor wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia says it has suspended a doctor from practising while it completes an investigation into allegations that he sidestepped COVID-19 public health orders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Roberson

B.C. doctor alleged to have circumvented COVID-19 regulations suspended during probe

Interim order affects Dr. Stephen Malthouse, a family practitioner on Denman Island

 

Data from College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta show there were fewer doctors in rural Alberta in 2021. (Black Press media file photo)

Central Alberta had 17 fewer doctors last year

Alberta Health Services Central Zone had 760 doctors in 2021

 

Eric McVeigh poses in this undated handout photo. McVeigh is lucky to be alive after he collapsed while running in August. Calgary heart surgeon Dr. Corey Adams and his wife spotted McVeigh and performed CPR on him until he was taken to hospital, where Adams performed his heart surgery days later. It's the second time it's happened to Adams this year.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Eric McVeigh

Deja doc: Calgary surgeon saves 2 men with CPR, then performs their heart operations

Deja doc: Calgary surgeon saves 2 men with CPR, then performs their heart operations

Eric McVeigh poses in this undated handout photo. McVeigh is lucky to be alive after he collapsed while running in August. Calgary heart surgeon Dr. Corey Adams and his wife spotted McVeigh and performed CPR on him until he was taken to hospital, where Adams performed his heart surgery days later. It's the second time it's happened to Adams this year.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Eric McVeigh
FILE - A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Doctors are raising concerns about the state of emergency departments around the province. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Doctors are raising concerns about the state of emergency departments around the province. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Dr. Peter Bouch with Red Deer Primary Care Network says Delta variant is rough on young people. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Dr. Peter Bouch with Red Deer Primary Care Network says Delta variant is rough on young people. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Dr. Jacyln Wallace, of Red Deer, received a 2021 Rural Resident Leadership Award from Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. (Contributed)

Rural medicine advocate recognized

Dr. Jacyln Wallace, of Red Deer, receives award

Dr. Jacyln Wallace, of Red Deer, received a 2021 Rural Resident Leadership Award from Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. (Contributed)

Alberta doctors say trust must be rebuilt after proposed new labour deal rejected

Alberta doctors say trust must be rebuilt after proposed new labour deal rejected

A field hospital in the parking lot of Sunnybrook Hospital is seen in Toronto on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. As Ontario brings back stay-at-home orders to deal with surging cases of COVID-19, the Canadian Medical Association says continually changing rules have contributed to confusion and relaxed adherence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Doctors group says changing rules causing confusion as COVID-19 variants surge

Doctors group says changing rules causing confusion as COVID-19 variants surge

A field hospital in the parking lot of Sunnybrook Hospital is seen in Toronto on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. As Ontario brings back stay-at-home orders to deal with surging cases of COVID-19, the Canadian Medical Association says continually changing rules have contributed to confusion and relaxed adherence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
(Black Press media file photo)

Canadian Medical Association hopes federal budget will address primary care needs

Hoping for $1.2 billion over four years to create more primary care teams for Canadians

(Black Press media file photo)
Alberta’s doctors have rejected a proposed new master agreement aimed at resolving a year’s worth of acrimony over pay and working conditions with the provincial government. (The Canadian Press)

Alberta physicians reject new master agreement with provincial government

Alberta physicians reject new master agreement with provincial government

Alberta’s doctors have rejected a proposed new master agreement aimed at resolving a year’s worth of acrimony over pay and working conditions with the provincial government. (The Canadian Press)
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro speaks during a news conference in Calgary on May 29, 2020. Shandro says Alberta is considering whether to extend the time between COVID-19 vaccine shots to four months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta health minister says 2020 changes to doctor billing wrong, won’t be repeated

Alberta health minister says 2020 changes to doctor billing wrong, won’t be repeated

Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro speaks during a news conference in Calgary on May 29, 2020. Shandro says Alberta is considering whether to extend the time between COVID-19 vaccine shots to four months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A dose of COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination clinic in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A dose of COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination clinic in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered to a personal support worker at the Ottawa Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Herd immunity: Red Deer doctor encourages COVID-19 immunization

Doctor’s offices not equipped for vaccinations

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered to a personal support worker at the Ottawa Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro speaks during a press conference in Calgary on Oct. 7, 2020. The Alberta government and its 11,000 physicians have taken a first step toward resolving an ugly, fractious year-long dispute over fees and working conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta and its physicians move to end ugly feud over fees with new tentative deal

Alberta and its physicians move to end ugly feud over fees with new tentative deal

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro speaks during a press conference in Calgary on Oct. 7, 2020. The Alberta government and its 11,000 physicians have taken a first step toward resolving an ugly, fractious year-long dispute over fees and working conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Battle River Medical Clinic in Ponoka has eight doctors, and could really use another five, since it also serves Maskwacis. (File photo)
Battle River Medical Clinic in Ponoka has eight doctors, and could really use another five, since it also serves Maskwacis. (File photo)
Dr. Amy Tan, who is leaving Alberta and taking a new job in Victoria, B.C., in November, poses for a photo in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Feeling powerless:’ Two family doctors explain why they’re leaving Alberta

Dispute started when Health Minister tore up master pay agreement with doctors

Dr. Amy Tan, who is leaving Alberta and taking a new job in Victoria, B.C., in November, poses for a photo in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., on August 11, 2020. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., on August 11, 2020. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)