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Medical Director

Dr. Richard Martin has been a Family Medicine and Emergency Physician serving Rural and Regional areas of Northern Alberta since 1993.


He obtained his education at the University of Alberta, completing his Family Medicine Residency in 1993.  After working in Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Swan Hills for several years, he and his family relocated to Grande Prairie where they have remained for over 25 years.


He continues to have a combined Family and Emergency Medicine practice. 

He has served as Chief of Emergency Medicine in Grande Prairie, Site Director of Rural Alberta North Family Medicine Residency, Counselor of the College of Physician and Surgeons of Alberta including Lead of both Physician Prescribing and Competence Programs, and currently is Medical Director for Emergency Medical Services covering the North Zone of Alberta Health Services. He is active in Paramedic and Physician education, including co-hosting monthly EMS Education Rounds for AHS, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

While his three children have all grown up and all the horses have left, he and his wife still enjoy having as many dogs as they can feed. 

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