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Rural Medicine Primary Care Networks

Calgary Rural Primary Care Network

The Calgary Rural Primary Care Network (CRPCN) has been in operation since September 2006 and provides care to patients in Black Diamond, Bragg Creek, Chestermere, Claresholm, Eden Valley, High River, Lake Louise, Nanton, Okotoks, Strathmore, Vulcan and Siksika First Nation. Presently there are 114 core physician members representing 25 local clinics.

Only one family physician practicing in the area is not a CRPCN member. These physicians have a panel number of patients of 102,438 servicing a population of 138,170. There are 24.5 health care professional FTEs budgeted for the fiscal years 2012 to 2015. This includes Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Dietitians, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, Midwives, Acute Care Educator, Home Health Aide and others.

Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network

The Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network (CFPCN) has been in operation since August 2006 and provides care to patients who reside in the northwest corner of the City of Calgary, the Town of Cochrane and the areas in between. Presently there are 310 physician members representing 76 clinics. These physicians have a panel number of patients of 339,657 servicing a population of 393,798. There are 19 physician members based in Cochrane who have a patient panel population of 21,323. 56.4 health care professional FTEs are budgeted for the fiscal years 2012 to 2015. This includes Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Diabetes Educator, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Kinesiologists, Behavioural Health Consultant and others.

Highland Primary Care Network

In 2007, the Highland Primary Care Network (Highland PCN) was established to provide a more comprehensive primary care experience for the growing number of community members in the region. We provide primary care services to Airdrie, Didsbury, Carstairs, Crossfield and surrounding communities to over 64,000 patients and their Medical Homes.

The primary focus of the Highland PCN is chronic disease management and prevention, which has lead to the creation of the Health Management Team (HMT) and Extended Health Management Team (Extended HMT). The HMT is made up of Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, a Kinesiologist, Pharmacists, Social Workers, and Behavioural Health Consultants, and allows patients suffering from a variety of conditions to access multiple health services in an easier way than ever before.

Bow Valley Primary Care Network

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network (BVPCN) has been in operation since December 2008 and provides care to residents of Municipal; District 8, Improvement District 9 and the Kananaskis Improvement District. This area includes the communities of Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, Morley and others. Presently there are 33 physician members representing 7 clinics. These physicians have a panel number of patients of 24,202 servicing a population of 36,049. The number of paneled patients is misleading and does not directly represent physician workload as Bow Valley physicians experience patient demand from Calgary and Cochrane residents as well as tourists and seasonal workers who are not necessarily insured for health services in Alberta. 9.0 FTE health care professional FTEs are budgeted for the fiscal years 2012 to 2015. This includes Registered Nurses, Pharmacist, Lactation Consultant, Exercise Specialist, Dietitian, Active Living Consultant, Office Practice Improvement Consultant and others.