New family physician now practising in Elk Point

May 23, 2019

ELK POINT – Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician now practising in the community.

Dr. Ashaolu Adenike Oluwatoyin Mulikat, also known as Dr. Ashaolu [Ash-a-loo], is a family medicine physician working out of the Elk Point Healthcare Centre and the Ayobami Oyebode Medical Clinic. She becomes the third family physician practising in town.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Dr. Ashaolu to the community,” says Dr. Albert Harmse, Associate Zone Medical Director for Alberta Health Services. “She’s a great addition to our local care team and an excellent example of the steady progress being made to recruit physicians to communities across northern Alberta.”

Dr. Ashaolu comes to Elk Point from Winnipeg. She arrived in Canada in September 2017 after completing her medical training and residency in Nigeria.

With plans to specialize in geriatric medicine, Dr. Ashaolu enjoys cooking and hiking as well spending time with husband Daniel Ashaolu and their three children: Joshua, Jemimah and Joy.

“We are looking forward to meeting the good people of Elk Point,” Dr. Ashaolu says.

AHS continues to recruit for family 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 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. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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Diana Rinne
AHS Communications