Welcome to the Heart of Family Medicine

The Heart of Family Medicine celebrates the trusted relationships between patients and family physicians through their stories. It showcases the outstanding contributions made by family doctors to improve the health and well-being of their patients, their communities, and Alberta as a whole.

Family medicine is one of the unique medical specialties where family doctors can provide care to you at every life stage from the time you are born, to the birth of your kids, to helping you care for your parents. Family doctors are with you every step of the way, standing by your side.

Read about, watch, or listen to stories from across the province from varying points of view.

You’ll understand why at the heart of family medicine are the people—you, your family doctors, and the teams around you providing whole person continuing care.

Celebrate World Family Doctor Day!

Celebrate World Family Doctor Day for the month of May.

Show your Family Doctor how much you appreciate them by submitting your story to us and posting to social media.  


Listen to the Heart of Family Medicine podcasts where our Executive Director, Terri Potter sits down with your family doctors to chat about their journeys, their passions, their Whys.

Get to know what drives them, what their days are like, and the special moments that make it all worth being a family doctor.


Stand With Our Family Doctors
In a time of such uncertainty, we need to stick together.

Our videos will show you why family doctors are so critical to you, your communities, and our province. We will continue to add video stories for the rest of the year. Check back frequently but in the meantime, take a look at teaser video—patients standing with our family doctors.

Share it, tweet it, post it to your Facebook page. Let’s get the word out that we stand with our family doctors.


Stories are submitted from patients across the province about their family doctors through our Family Docs Rock program.

Their stories are heart-felt, funny, and endearing and show how family doctors can make a difference in patients lives from life-saving efforts, multi-generational care, or for simply listening.

Thank you for your stories and spirit.

Your Story

Do you have a family doctor who rocks? Who you can count on and trust with your care, your family’s care? Want to share a story? Take a moment and fill out the form by clicking on the button to the right.