National Physicians' Day

May 1, 2021

Happy National Physicians' Day! Today is a day to recognize the contributions of physicians to their patients, communities and the profession. We are grateful for the hard work, passion and dedication put forward by Alberta's physicians, resident physicians and medical students.

We’re sharing stories of inspiring Alberta physicians, resident physicians and medical students featured in our eMagazine, Alberta Doctors' Digest. Click the links below to read their stories.

Shine A Light

  • Dr. Setorme Tsikata: Finding fulfillment in treating the whole patient: A family physician applies life experiences to her career.
  • Dr. Gregg Robinson: Rural Alberta physician’s career-spanning dedication to the patients of Rocky Mountain House.
  • Dr. Daisy Fung: Edmonton physician’s unshakeable commitment to patients.
  • Dr. Mzikayise Tshatshela: New physician to Chestermere, Alberta, is patient’s “Shining Star”.
  • Dr. Lori Lobay: Born and raised in small town Alberta and a rural general practitioner for 35 years.
  • Dr. Remo Panaccione: Technology, science and research … But above all, the patient.
  • Dr. Francesco Mosaico: Shine a light upon the entire staff of Boyle McCauley Health Centre.
  • Dr. Joni McNeely: Making the connection between a person’s health, their circumstances and their community.
  • November - December 2020: Dr. Sanjeev Bhatla – Calgary; Dr. Michelle Dion - Sherwood Park; Dr. Heidi Fell – Calgary; Dr. Tulika Karan – Calgary; Dr. Lai Man Ma – Edmonton; Dr. Peter Mah - Red Deer; Dr. Patricia Pawaroo – Calgary; Dr. Andrea Scott – Edmonton; Dr. Nasreen Sheik – Calgary; and Dr. Wikus Venter - Calgary (nominated twice)
  • January - February 2021: Dr Trevor Bernhardt, Dr. Kristen Hemrick, Dr. Duncan Mackey and Dr. Wendy Sligl.

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