November 7-12 is Family Doctor Week in Canada!
Help us celebrate family doctors in Alberta and Canada by sharing your story.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Annual Family Doctor Week in Canada celebrates and acknowledges the outstanding contributions of Canadian family doctors for their dedication to their patients and the delivery of high-quality health care. This special week also provides an opportunity for governments, health care organizations, colleagues, and the public to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by family doctors to improve the health and well-being of their patients.
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.
The CFPC invites you to join in this year’s celebration and support your fellow family physicians during Family Doctor Week in Canada from November 7–12.
Share Your Story
Help us promote the value of the family physician—in your life and in Alberta and Canada. Share your story! Tell us why your family doctor rocks and we’ll share your story here on this site and with your doctor. As a thank you, we’ll send you one of our Family Docs Rock t-shirt or brand new toques.
What Else You Can Do
Say thank you and tell your doc why they rock!
Send Us Your Story By Video
There is nothing better than saying thank you in person but if you can’t, why not share a video? Send your video to email@example.com and we will post it to our YouTube channel.
“I love family docs and family docs rock!” video submission
I have been in Dr. Baergen’s care for approximately 8 years. She became my physician when I required follow up care after being discharged from the Cross Cancer Institute. Dr. Baergen has been an exemplary doctor to me since the beginning. She has seen me through many ordeals including a major car accident, 2 difficult pregnancies, emergency appendectomy and ongoing and significant chronic pain issues. Dr. Baergen is not only extremely knowledgeable in her field, but extremely empathetic and understanding of what I have gone through. She has always approached my concerns with excellent sincerity and concern. It means a lot to have a doctor who understands you.
What makes Dr. Baergen unique is that she takes the time to listen to your concerns and address them. She is personable and easy to talk to. In this day and age where you go through medical ordeals, there is a tendency to feel like a number. I never feel like a number with Dr. Baergen. I am extremely lucky to have Dr. Baergen as my family doctor. She rocks! Domina Hussain
For more patient stories, visit our Patient Stories page.
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Alberta College of Family Physicians
#370, 10403-172 Street
Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9