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Slave Lake Healthcare Updates

January 2019 Update

We are pleased that seven physicians and three full-time Nurse Practitioners continue to offer services at the Slave Lake FCC.

The recently hired General Practitioner with Anesthesia physician has completed their Anesthesia assessment and will be joining the team in February 2020. We are currently working with a candidate to fill the vacant Family Medicine physician posting.

We continue to recruit Nurse Practitioners to join our healthcare team. Positions are posted on ahs.ca/careers.

Until we are able to return to a full staffing complement, the current FCC hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will remain in effect. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to resume regular hours as safely and quickly as possible.

November 2019 Update

As of Nov. 1, Family Medicine Physician Dr. Marili van der Merwe has returned from leave and is back full-time. She will slowly be transitioning back to supporting the obstetrics team in Slave Lake.

The second, and final, required General Practitioner with Anesthesia physician will be starting in January 2020. We continue to recruit to fill the vacant Family Medicine physician position, which is posted on doctorjobsalberta.com.

We are pleased that seven physicians and three nurse practitioners continue to offer services at the Slave Lake Family Care Clinic (FCC). The three Nurse Practitioners include:

  • Cheryl McDowell (full-time)
  • Louise Peterson (full-time)
  • Brittney Tradewell (full-time)

One Nurse Practitioner remains on leave.

Until we are able to return to a full staffing complement, the current Family Care Clinic hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will remain in effect. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to resume regular hours as safely and quickly as possible.


October 2019 Update

The second, and final, required General Practitioner with Anesthesia physician has been recruited and is expected to start in January 2020. We are still working to fill the vacant Family Medicine physician position. The position is posted on doctorjobsalberta.com.

In addition to these physicians, there are three Nurse Practitioners currently providing care in Slave Lake:

  • Cheryl McDowell (full-time)
  • Louise Peterson (full-time)
  • Brittney Tradewell (full-time), returned from leave on Oct. 15.

We successfully recruited one full-time Nurse Practitioner and they are expected to start at the end of November. One Nurse Practitioner remains on leave.

Until we are able to return to a full staffing complement, the current Family Care Clinic hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will remain in effect. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to resume regular hours as safely and quickly as possible.


September 2019 Update

As of Sept. 9, Dr. Nicholaas Lerm has joined the team of physicians in Slave Lake.

Dr. Lerm is a General Practitioner with Anesthesia specialization, and will be based out of the Slave Lake Healthcare Centre. We are pleased to have Dr. Lerm further support the existing obstetrics team, ensuring all expecting mothers have the support they need, as well as a place to safely deliver their babies.

The second, and final, required General Practitioner with Anesthesia physician has been recruited and is expected to start in January 2020. We are currently working with a candidate to fill the vacant Family Medicine physician posting.

In addition to these physicians, there are two Nurse Practitioners currently providing care in Slave Lake:

  • Cheryl McDowell (full-time)
  • Louise Peterson (full-time). Louise joined the team on Sept. 9.

Another two Nurse Practitioners are currently on leave, one is scheduled to return in October 2019.

We are in the process of hiring two Nurse Practitioner positions and we are currently recruiting for one more position. This position is posted on ahs.ca/careers.

Until we are able to return to a full staffing complement, the current Family Care Clinic hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will remain in effect. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to resume regular hours as safely and quickly as possible.


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Practicing Physicians in Slave Lake

  • Dr. Frank Akwa
  • Dr. Maiada Bassiony
  • Dr. Geoffrey Bourke
  • Dr. Fouad Majeed
  • Dr. Keith Martin
  • Dr. Marili van der Merwe
  • Dr. Nicholaas Lerm

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