Rural Health Professions Actions Plan

Rural Alberta Physician of Distinction

Founded in 2002 as the Alberta Rural Physician Award of Distinction, this Rhapsody Award recognizes the contributions of rural physicians, especially those unsung heroes, who provide Alberta rural communities with outstanding patient care and make notable contributions to medical practice and to their communities.

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This Rhapsody Award recognizes the contributions of rural physicians, especially those “unsung heroes,” who provide Alberta rural communities with outstanding patient care and make notable contributions to medical practice and to their communities. To be eligible, nominees must presently live and practise in a rural Alberta community, have lived in that community for at least ten (10) consecutive years, and have not received an RPAP/ RhPAP or individual Rhapsody Award in the last six (6) years.

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Rural Physicians of Distinction

They are the  unsung heroes of Alberta's rural communities, providing outstanding medical services, and making huge contributions to the health and well-being of their communities

Here are the stories of rural Alberta's physicians of distinction: The recipients of the RhPAP Rural Alberta Physician Award of Distinction.

 

2016

Dr. Vesta Michelle Warren

Sundre

A forward thinking physician and strong advocate for healthcare services her community has been recognized as the recipient of the 2016 Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) Rural Alberta Physician Award of Distinction.

 

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2016 Physician Warren

2015

Dr. Elisabeth (Liesl) Lewke-Bogle

Milk River

A physician who came out of retirement on two occasions in order to ensure healthcare services were maintained in Milk River during periods of physician scarcity was named the 2015 recipient of the Alberta Rural Physician Award of Distinction.

 

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2015 Physician Lewke Bogle

2014

Dr. John Tenove

Nanton

 A rural Alberta physician who has served Nanton and area residents for over three decades is the recipient of the 2014 Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) Rural Alberta Physician Award of Distinction.

 

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2014 Physician Tenove

2012

Dr. Martinus Reedyk

Three Hills

Dr. Martinus Reedyk, a Three Hills, Alberta physician who exhibited tireless commitment to healthcare on two continents, was the 2012 recipient of the RPAP Award of Distinction

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2012 Physician Reedyk

2011

Dr. Llewellyn Schwegmann

Valleyview

Dr. Llewellyn Schwegmann, a Valleyview physician who dedicated over two decades of medical service to his community, was the recipient of the 2011 RPAP Award of Distinction

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2011 Physician Schwegmann

2010

Dr. Robert Wedel

Taber

Dr. Robert Wedel, an individual who has created a legacy of good health in his community, was selected as recipient of the 2010 RPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction

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2010 Physician Wedel

2008

Dr. Hess Boschma

Wabamun

The 2008 RPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction recipient, the gentle healer: Dr. Hess Boschma of Wabamun.

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2008 Physician Boschma

2007

Dr. Lawrence Olfert

Drumheller

An inspiration to many, Dr. Lawrence Olfert of Drumheller was the 2007 RPAP Award of Distinction recipient

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2007 Physician Olfert

2006

Dr. Tom Phillips

Spirit River

The 2006 recipient of the RPAP Award of Distinction, Dr. Tom Phillips of Spirit River, is the adult the adults trust...

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2006 Physician Phillips

2005

Dr. Elizabeth Racz

Drumheller

Exhibiting a genuine concern for the lives of her patients, 2005 RPAP Award of Distinction recipient, Dr. Elizabeth M. Racz, is considered a member of the family...

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2005 Physician Racz

2004

Dr. Michael Boorman

Rimbey

Dr. Michael Boorman of Rimbey, the third RPAP Award of Distinction recipient in 2004, approaches patients like they're old friends...

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2004 Physician Boorman

2003

Dr. David Miller

Beaverlodge

His commitment to colleagues and community underpinned Dr. David Miller's selection as the second recipient of the RPAP Award of Distinction...

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2003 Physician Miller

2002

Dr. Stu Iglesias

Hinton

A quiet but dynamic influence, first recipient of the RPAP Award of Distinction, Dr. Stuart Iglesias of Hinton...

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2002 Physician Iglesias

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