March 2017
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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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Health Education Classes 

Our January - June 2017 health education classes are now open for registration. All classes have been added to our website.

This session include many classes in Leduc as well as the following classes in Beaumont and Devon:

Nutrition for Diabetes - Thursday, April 27th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm in the Devon General Hospital Education Room.
Getting Started: Your Best Weight - Tuesday, May, 16 & 23 (2 part class), 6:30 - 9:00 pm in the Beaumont Community Centre Boardroom.

Moving Into Health is a free, 6 week exercise class held at our Leduc office. All equipment is provided for your use.

Register online for our FREE Health Education Classes or call our office to book at 780-986-6624. 

March is Nutrition Month

Take the Fight Out of Food this #Nutrition Month

Do you ever get frustrated by food and nutrition? Maybe you can’t figure out why you feel bloated after eating certain foods, have family mealtimes that are mayhem or are unsure about which foods are best for a particular health condition. Dietitians call these “food fights” – they represent times when you struggle with yourself or others about what to eat.

Part of the dietitian’s job is to coach people to calm these food fights, so we were super excited that the Nutrition Month 2017 theme is “Take the Fight out of Food” – it’s exactly what we do every day!
Nutrition Month 2017’s campaign from Dietitians of Canada guides people through a three-step approach to improve their relationship with food, no matter what the struggle. Dietitians across the country will empower Canadians to:

1. Spot the problem. Identify or define the specific nutrition problem that needs to be solved, since it’s causing a fight with food.
2. Get the facts. Decide what needs to be done to solve the problem, using reliable and credible sources.
3. Seek support. Put the plan into action with support from family, friends, a dietitian and other members of the health care team.
Over the next month, our PCN Dietitians will post examples of these “food fights” and walk you through how to get the facts and seek support on our PCN health blog and social media accounts. We will also post recipes that have been tested and rated by our PCN staff!


You can take action right now by committing to Take the Fight out of Food at You can also find recipes, local nutrition month event listings and more.

Our PCN Registered Dietitians are here to help if you have a food fight too! Ask your family doctor for a referral to see one of our Dietitians or see our website for upcoming classes and workshops (no referral required): LBD PCN Classes and Workshops
Did you know that Dietitians of Canada has led Nutrition Month Campaign for more than 30 years? This post was adapted from materials found on the DC Nutrition Month website.

Pharmacy Awareness Month

Pharmacists: Doing more. For you.
This year's theme centres on services a pharmacist can provide their patient and getting the most out of their medications. 

Our PCN Registered Pharmacist, Nandini Desai, is here to assist you in medication reviews, diabetes education, quitting or reducing tobacco use as well as assisting in creating healthy lifestyle goals. Talk to your family doctor for a referral to see Nandini or call our office today: 780-986-6624.

Our PCN will be attending the Leduc Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Trade Fair. This year, the Expo takes place:

Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 9 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come visit our booth and meet our team of healthcare professionals, learn about the PCN and what we can do for you. Pick up a class list and some PCN swag!

(pictures from last year)

Our PCN Exercise Specialist, Corinne Cutler, talks to a guest about an upcoming session.

PCN team members (l-r):
Registered Pharmacist - Nandini Desai
​Registered Psychologist - Dr. Sheila Gothjelpsen
Registered Dietitian - Sally Ho

Walk with a Doc

The physician-led walking program, Walk with a Doc, continues to meet each Thursday evening at 7pm at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Join Dr. Trevor Byers for an informative health-related discussion followed by a walk on the trails outside the LRC. If the weather is bad, the walk will be held indoors on the walking track. This is a FREE event - ALL are welcome.

Watch our Facebook and/or Twitter page for weekly updates or schedule changes, presentation topics and special events. 

Dr. Byers has also started an email group for participants and those who are interested in Walk with a Doc. To be included in this email list, please contact

The Get Out, Get Active (GOGA) Challenge is a free six-week event running from April 24 to June 4, 2017 that is open to everyone, no matter your age, fitness level or ability. This year we are offering participants a “virtual health Challenge” and invite everyone to discover the benefits of physical activity in a brand-new way!  The 2017 GOGA Challenge will virtually demonstrate how physical activity has a positive impact on your body. We want to inspire everyone to learn and experience why physical activity is so important for their health and quality of life.

Registration opens March 13, 2017. Register online at
  1. Join as a team or individual (everyone is welcome from schools, businesses, associations, leagues etc.)
  2. Record daily physical activity on our NEW interactive easy to use dashboard
  3. Over the 6 weeks watch your “GOGA character” transform from “sick to healthy” before your eyes.
Whether it be in the workplace, at school, at home or in a recreation facility, the GOGA Challenge is a way to celebrate physical activity and encourage it every day. We are looking at getting you and or your group excited, motivated and engaged so that we can not only “walk the talk”, but set a leading example in our communities that low activity levels are something we can positively impact- in a fun way!

For more information on Get Out, Get Active please visit or email us at:

Canadian Diabetes Association

In order to align themselves with diabetes associations around the world, the Canadian Diabetes Association has changed its name to Diabetes Canada. The website address remains the same and of course the goal of the association is to build awareness of the disease and its implications and to eventually find a cure.

Connect with us on social media!

We are on Twitter and Facebook and we also have a great health blog! Keep up to date on classes, workshops, programs and services offered at the PCN.

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!

Our Mission Statement:
To sustain and enhance health care provision in Leduc and area through coordinated health care delivery and to improve quality of life for the community of patients and physicians. 

Our Vision Statement:
Integrated and comprehensive primary health care for a healthier Leduc County and it's communities.

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#301, 4710 - 50th Street, Leduc, AB  T9E 6W2

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