New physician now practising in High Prairie

January 31, 2022

HIGH PRAIRIE — Local and area families have improved access to care with the arrival of a new physician, now practising in the community.

Dr. Henry Ogbuehi is a family medicine physician who will be providing care at High Prairie Community Health and Wellness Clinic.

“This is wonderful news. Dr. Ogbuehi could not be more welcome here,” says Pat Rehn, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake. “Family physicians are the cornerstone of medical care for rural Albertans and his skills and knowledge are greatly valued. I know the people of High Prairie and the surrounding area will extend rural Albertan hospitality and help him feel a part of this warm and vibrant community.”

Dr. Ali Niazee of Community Health Services is also excited to welcome Dr. Ogbuehi.

“Dr. Ogbuehi will be a great addition to our team of physicians,” he says. “We know he will make a real difference for the people of High Prairie and nearby areas.”

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.