Newly recruited family physician now accepting patients in Lloydminster

April 1, 2024

LLOYDMINSTER – Local and area residents have improved access to primary care with the recruitment of another family physician to the community.

Dr. Onyewuchi Ukoha has joined the practice at Lloydminster Clinic and is now accepting new patients by appointment at 780-875-2221. Dr. Ukoha will also be providing care to residents in continuing care facilities within the community. Ukoha received his medical education in Nigeria and practised there for 16 years before relocating to Canada. 

“It’s a pleasure to announce the addition of Dr. Ukoha to Lloydminster to help care for local residents,” says Garth Rowswell, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright. “His skills and experience will be an excellent addition to our community.”

Dr. Ukoha joins his wife, Dr. Obianuju Ukoha, and seven other physicians at Lloydminster Clinic. With Dr. Ukoha’s arrival, there are now 16 physicians serving the community and surrounding area. 

“Lloydminster is a beautiful city and its uniqueness as a border city made me interested in coming here,” says Dr. Ukoha, who likes to run and listen to music in his free time.

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.