New family physician now practising in Wetaskiwin

March 28, 2024

Dr. Emadeddin Ben Khalifa is now practising at Wetaskiwin Tower Clinic. He invites new patients to call the clinic at 780-352-9700 to arrange a meet and greet. New patients will be required to complete and submit a new patient intake form. 

Dr. Ben Khalifa will also be joining the Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre care team as a general practitioner and surgical assistant. Surgical assistants work as part of the operating room team to help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient.

Dr. Ben Khalifa received his medical education in Libya.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Ben Khalifa to the dedicated and highly trained team of health professionals who serve our community,” says Rick Wilson, MLA for Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin and Minister of Indigenous Relations.

Dr. Ben Khalifa will be the 28th physician serving the community and surrounding areas. 

“I’m excited to work in Wetaskiwin and to learn more about the city, people and culture,” says 
Dr. Ben Khalifa, whose hobbies include soccer and snorkelling.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) 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.