November 28, 2019
GRANDE PRAIRIE – Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician now practising in the community.
Dr. Maaz Yousuf is a family medicine physician working out of the Grande Prairie Walmart Clinic. He will also provide care at the Northern Addictions Centre and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Dr. Yousuf to the community,” says Dr. Brian Muir, Zone Medical Director for Alberta Health Services (AHS). “He’s a great addition to our local medical team and will help increase our residents’ access to healthcare in our community.”
Born and raised in Pakistan, Dr. Yousuf completed his medical training at Baqai Medical University and his residency at Ziauddin Medical University in Karachi, Pakistan, before coming to Canada in 2008. He began his career in Canada as a clinical researcher at the University of Toronto.
“My passion for family medicine has led my practice in both rural and urban settings,” he says.
Dr. Yousuf, his wife and their two-year-old son come to Grande Prairie from Calgary, where they have been living since 2016.
Dr. Yousuf says he is looking forward to getting to know his patients and learning more about his new community. He’s an avid traveller and enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking and soccer.
“I will strive to deliver the best possible care to the community of Grande Prairie,” he says.
AHS continues to recruit for family 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 recruitment 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.
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