Tags : doctor shortage

Three more doctors to leave Lethbridge this summer

The number of Lethbridge residents without a family physician is about to grow higher. It only just had its grand opening in 2021, but Bridge City News has confirmed that three of the four family doctors at Six-08 Health clinic are leaving the city.  Unconfirmed reports say that as many as 6,000 patients could be […]Read More

Doctor shortage issue discussed by ER physician

In Lethbridge, there is a continuing issue with doctor shortages. There is only one clinic in Lethbridge where doctors are accepting new patients, which is the Prairie Treatment Opioid Dependency Clinic. Patients are now going to the emergency department in our city seeking a doctor. Recently, three doctors have signed letters of recruitment and seven […]Read More

Doctors expected to come to Lethbridge, committee informed

There is good news for those who are looking for a family physician in Lethbridge. The Cultural and Social Standing Policy Committee was told that more doctors will be making their way to our city this fall. Three international graduate physicians have signed offer letters to come to Lethbridge and an additional seven are pending. […]Read More

Lethbridge physician addresses doctor shortage at SACPA

Over the past few years during the pandemic Lethbridge has experienced a shortage of doctors. Lethbridge currently has no primary care physicians accepting new patients at walk-in clinics. By the end of 2021, approximately 45 per cent of residents did not have access to a family physician. That means there were about 69 physicians in […]Read More

Doctor shortages continue in Lethbridge

A hot button issue in our city and many others across the country has been doctor shortages. As it stands now, no family physicians are accepting new patients in Lethbridge. As Micah Quinn explains, community leaders in our city sat down to discuss ways on how to attract and retain doctors in Southwest Alberta. Some […]Read More