New physician now practising in Hinton

March 30, 2022

HINTON — A new physician will improve access to care, including surgery, for local and area families.

Dr. Joel Buhiire is a family medicine physician with enhanced anesthesia skills who is now practising in the community. Dr. Buhiire will be providing care at Hinton Medical Clinic.

“I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Buhiire to Hinton,” says Martin Long, MLA for West Yellowhead, “both as a physician and as a new member of this beautiful community. I know that, like anyone who arrives in Hinton, he will love what the town has to offer as well as the incredible location beside one of Canada’s best-known national parks.”

Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to recruit for physicians across northern Alberta to meet community needs.

AHS has physician resource planners who are dedicated to identifying and pursuing international and domestic physician recruitment opportunities. They work closely with various community partners and organizations, such as local Health Advisory Councils, the Rural Health Professions Action Plan, and independent physician attraction and retention committees.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.