January 2016
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LBD PCN Newsletter



The LBD PCN newsletter provides our patients and the community with news, program and event information from our organization. This newsletter is also available on our website.

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Leduc After-Hours Clinic
now open 5 nights a week!

We are happy to announce that the Leduc After-Hours Clinic has added an additional evening and is now open Monday - Friday, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Book an appointment online for that evening's clinic by going to

Walk-in availability is limited. 

Devon Business Expo &
Beaumont Community Awareness Night

Thank you to all who visited our booths at the Devon Business Expo and Beaumont Community Awareness Night this past fall. We had a great time talking with so many of you! Congratulations to the winners of our gift packs at the Devon Business Expo and thank you to everyone who signed up to receive our quarterly newsletter. 

We want to hear from you!

Do you have an experience with the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network you'd like to share with us? We would love to hear from you! Please contact us at with your story; we may use it in an upcoming newsletter, on our website or blog!

Family Doctor Week - Kudos to Dr. Simard

Early in November, the Alberta College of Family Physicians celebrates Family Doctor Week with a campaign called Family Docs Rock. During the campaign, they encourage people from around the province to share why their doc rocks. This story was featured about our very own, Dr. Robert Simard of the Smyth Clinic in Leduc:

Truly Lucky
We are truly lucky to have Dr. Robert Simard as our family physician. He is a knowledgeable, perceptive gentleman who is always open to new research, and a wonderful listener who never makes us feel rushed during appointments.
Dr. Simard has become a trusted, vital support to our family!
Wendy, Leduc
For more patient stories, please visit the Alberta College of Family Physicians website

PCN Classes & Workshops

All PCN classes and workshops are now open to the public; a referral from the family doctor is no longer required. All classes have been added to the public calendar on our website. Click here to see what classes we have coming up.

Our website will soon be updated to a new template and this template will allow the public to reserve a spot at any of these classes and workshops with a click of the mouse. We expect this feature to be up and running within the next few weeks.

New classes and locations are now being offered!

New classes:

Getting Started: Your Best Weight
This 2 part class will focus on identifying the medical, psychological, social and lifestyle factors that contribute to weight. Participants will learn essential tools and skills for making lifestyle changes. Participants will also discuss the role of motivation, thoughts and emotions in long term behaviour change and will learn how to problem solve and develop a personalized plan for change. 

Insulin 101
This class is taught by our PCN Pharmacist and is intended for people who are thinking about starting insulin and want to find out more about how it works.  People who already take insulin and need a refresher are also welcome to attend.

Nutrition for Diabetes   
This class is taught by our PCN Registered Dietitian who is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. Participants will learn about how foods affect blood sugar and how to balance portions and timing of meals to help control blood sugars.
To register for any of our classes and workshops, please contact Penny at the PCN office at 780-986-6624.

Craving Change™  

A How-to Workshop for changing your relationship with food. By attending this workshop, you will be able to:

Understand why you eat the way you do.
Change your thinking; change your eating.
Comfort yourself without food. 

February 11th, 18th, 25th, 2016
6:30 pm -9:00 pm

Primary Care Office - Leduc

April 7th, 14th, 21st, 2016
6:30 pm -9:00 pm
Devon General Hospital - Education Room

June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 2016
4:00 pm -6:30 pm

Primary Care Office - Leduc

Heart Healthy

Prevention of heart disease and stroke.

Do you have questions about blood pressure?

Do you have concerns about cholesterol?

This workshop will address those concerns. Learn how to be Heart Healthy.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Primary Care Office - Leduc

Monday, April 27th, 2016
4:00 - 6:30 pm
Primary Care Office - Leduc

All classes are free to attend but require registration.

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Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network
#301, 4710 - 50th Street, Leduc, AB  T9E 6W2

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