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March 12 2019

Funds flowing to Alberta – Well Doc Alberta is first initiative under CMA-AMA MOU

PRESIDENT'S LETTER: In our February 21 joint President’s Letter, we announced that the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and Canadian Medical Association (CMA) established a new collaboration – outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding – to align activities and partner on joint initiatives that advance our shared priorities.

March 12 2019

Call for applications: Physician Compensation Committee

The AMA is currently recruiting a primary care physician to fill a position on the Physician Compensation Committee. The deadline to apply is April 1.

March 07 2019

Management of osteoporosis: fracture prevention

Ms Y is a 72-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, osteoarthritis and well controlled GERD. She presents for a periodic health maintenance visit and seems generally well. Her current medications are Ramipril, hydrochlorothiazide and pantoprazole. Your EMR reminds you that she has not been screened for osteoporosis. This article focuses on post-menopausal osteoporosis and follows the Towards Optimized Practice guidelines on the topic.

March 05 2019

Executive Director – Wolf Creek PCN

The Wolf Creek PCN is recruiting for Executive Director. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The position reports to an elected physician Board of Directors and is accountable for all PCN operations, including business and financial planning as well as the management of financial and human resources.

February 28 2019

Retro BCP payments and other physician compensation news

Just as physicians cannot help patients achieve their best health by focusing on only one aspect of being healthy, similarly, in overseeing the AMA’s work toward financial health, the Board must take a comprehensive approach.

February 21 2019

AMA-CMA relationship

PRESIDENT'S LETTER: We’re pleased to announce that the Alberta Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association are establishing a new partnership, which is outlined in a principle-based Memorandum of Understanding.

January 16 2019

We moved some important information on albertadoctors.org

To introduce new eHealth information on the AMA website, we've shifted information regarding electronic medical records, the Health Information Act and patient privacy. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new pages and update any bookmarks you may have saved in your internet browser.

January 21 2019

Executive Director – Highland PCN

The Highland Primary Care Network is recruiting for Executive Director. The Highland Primary Care Network, established in 2007, assists 66 physicians in 22 clinics to delivery primary care to 72,000+ patients in the towns of Airdrie, Didsbury, Carstairs, Beiseker and Crossfield.

March 14 2019

News

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January 02 2019

Subclinical hypothyroidism: a brief review and suggested treatment approach

Your patient, Meredith, is 90 years’ old and is experiencing mild fatigue, slight cold intolerance and reduced ability to lose weight. Her symptoms are non-specific. Meredith’s laboratory results indicate slightly elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels with a normal free T4. You’ve diagnosed her with subclinical hypothyroidism. What would your approach be?

December 19 2018

About retroactive payments to physicians

PRESIDENT'S LETTER: In my December 6 President’s Letter, I wrote that members would soon receive retroactive payments for the April 1, 2017 Schedule of Medical Benefits cost of living adjustments. These payments have now been issued by Alberta Health for the April 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018 claims period.

December 12 2018

AMHSP physicians – a vote and a new council

PRESIDENT'S LETTER: Recent changes in Alberta Medical Association governance and the passage of legislation on the rights of physicians to representation provide important new vehicles for physicians to bring their issues forward. The focus of this President’s Letter is on those academic physicians who are or soon will be part of the Academic Medicine Health Services Plan, and who now have the ability to request direct support in negotiations from the AMA.

December 06 2018

SOMB retroactive increases coming this week

PRESIDENT'S LETTER: This fall, we have been moving forward on making payments owed to physicians under our Amending Agreement. The AMA issued the 2017 Retention Benefit payments on Friday, November 2. Today I’m writing to provide you with some dates and details about the retroactive payments for the Schedule of Medical Benefits and Alternative Relationship Plans cost-of-living adjustment.

November 27 2018

Director, Negotiations

The Alberta Medical Association is recruiting for the newly created role of Director, Negotiations to join our Health Economics team. Recruitment for this role is being done by the executive search firm Pekarsky & Co.

November 27 2018

Congratulations Dr. Jane Lemaire and colleagues!

Dr. Jane Lemaire and colleagues were recently presented the Physician Well-being Article Award by the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center for their research article, "Understanding how patients perceive physician wellness and its links to patient care: A qualitative study." Dr. Jane Lemaire is a recent PFSP Physician Wellness #GOAT.

November 16 2018

An Act to Protect Patients

PRESIDENT'S LETTER: You may have heard news reports last week that the Government of Alberta had tabled Bill 21, An Act to Protect Patients. The legislation guards patients against exposure to inappropriate or predatory sexual behavior from their care providers. It applies to all regulated health professions, including physicians. The bill passed at the end of last week and is expected to come into effect in April 2019.