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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 17:24

Milk River medical practice remains open

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Effective Thursday, May 19, Dr. Elisabeth Lewke-Bogle will assume Dr. Husameddin Alshgagi’s medical practice in Milk River.

Cardston physician Dr. Daniel Bester will provide additional support with coverage in the clinic and the Milk River Health Centre Emergency Department.

Earlier this year Dr. Alshgagi announced the closure of his medical practice.

Emergency Medical Services, including a paramedic, is in place at the Milk River Health Centre to provide critical care coverage, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additional locum (temporary) physician coverage will further support the Emergency Department.


In an emergency, residents should call 911 or may also visit the Emergency Departments at the Raymond Health Centre or Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.


Health Link Alberta offers non-emergent medical advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day at 1-866-408-5465 (LINK). Visit for information on close to 9,000 health topics.


Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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