Benefits of having a Family Doctor Page ContentWhy is it important to have a Family Doctor?Family doctors and their teams care for your everyday health needs. Research show people who regularly visit their family doctor stay healthier throughout their life.It is important to seek care from your family doctor for all your health concerns, as they look at the bigger picture, know your health history and care about you and your health. See your family doctor before accessing other health care providers, as they can help prevent future illness and catch problems early before they get serious.Family doctors in Alberta have been collaborating with Primary Care Networks (PCNs) for over ten years and together we have increased access for patients to their family doctors and the Health Care system. Why do I need a family doctor? How do I find a Family Doctor?There are currently 22 family doctors accepting patients in Airdrie, Crossfield and Didsbury.If you do not have a family doctor, visit either calgaryareadocs.com to find the most up-to-date list of family doctors accepting patients in our communities.Using this website you can search for doctors in our geographical area who are currently accepting new patients, or ask a Primary Care Network to help you find a doctor. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact Health Link at 811.