Newly recruited family physician now practising in Sylvan Lake

March 28, 2024

SYLVAN LAKE – A newly recruited family physician is now available to provide care to residents in Sylvan Lake and area.  

Dr. Ifeoma Ezeude works out of Sylvan Family Health Centre and Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service.

“It’s a pleasure to announce the addition of Dr. Ezeude to Sylvan Lake and the Central Zone medical team to help care for local residents,” says Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors, and MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake. “Her skills and experience will be an excellent addition to our community and the region.”

With Dr. Ezeude’s arrival, there are now 17 physicians practising in Sylvan Lake.  

 “I look forward to serving and contributing to the community,” Dr. Ezeude says.

She was trained in Nigeria, and her interests include writing, enjoying quality time with family, and reading for leisure.

Alberta Health Services continues to recruit for physicians across its Central Zone 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. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.