Dr. Robert Wedel


Co-Founder, Board Member & Director

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Dr. Wedel is a retired Family Physician. In 2000, he co-chaired the Taber Integrated Health Project, a four year demonstration project integrating elements of primary care renewal into a family medicine practice. The Chinook Primary Care Network (PCN) was initiated shortly after, and in 2006, Dr. Wedel became the Medical Director. Dr. Wedel co-chaired Alberta AIM (Access, Improvement, Measurement), a provincial improvement program leading family and specialty practices and Alberta Health Service (AHS) programs in enhanced access, efficiency, and quality of care.

In 2013, he co-chaired Alberta Health’s Strategy Working Group in the development of a provincial Primary Health Care Strategy. Dr. Wedel was an Associate Clinical Professor of the Departments of Family Medicine at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. He is Past President of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and was the Chair of the CFPC Committee on the Implementation of the Patient’s Medical Home.

Dr. Wedel is a recipient of Alberta’s Centennial Medal, the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine Award of Excellence in Clinical Research and the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Award for Organizational Vision and Leadership. He received the 2010 Alberta Rural Physician Award of Distinction, the 2012 CFPC Victor Johnson Award, and the 2014 CFPC Donald I. Rice Award.