Alberta Medical Association

Alberta Medical Association

December 18, 2012 12:30 ET

Alberta Medical Association: Media Alert

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2012) - Alberta Medical Association

WHO: Dr. R. Michael Giuffre, President, Alberta Medical Association (AMA).

WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 18

WHERE: Providence Pediatric Clinic

5232 4 St SW (Use south entrance to Providence Centre Building)

Calgary AB

WHY: Dr. Giuffre will announce a significant initiative in the AMA's efforts to communicate with and to engage patients and the Alberta public.

At a special meeting last Saturday [December 15] Alberta doctors agreed to continue to provide "the excellent care to patients that they deserve, in spite of the ongoing dispute with the government over contract negotiations" and rejected any job action that "adversely impacts patient care."

In a recent public opinion survey, Albertans said they'd welcome more information from their doctors. And physicians have told the AMA they are prepared to use their offices to provide patients with information.

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