New family physician now practising in Sylvan Lake

May 1, 2024

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

Dr. Henelle Swart works out of Sylvan Medical Centre and Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service. She is accepting new patients by appointment; please call 403-887-2221. 

Dr. Swart previously practised as a family physician in South Africa, where she worked in the emergency department and with dialysis patients. She received her medical training in 2015 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

“It’s a pleasure to announce the addition of Dr. Swart 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. “We are thrilled to welcome her to Sylvan Lake, where I am certain her knowledge and skills will be much appreciated.”

With Dr. Swart’s arrival, there are now 18 physicians practising in Sylvan Lake.  

Dr. Swart is passionate about mental health and providing holistic healthcare. She enjoys reading and seeking out new adventures in nature with her husband, daughter and their two dogs.

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.