About Us

​​​​​The Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network provides services for patients in the City of Leduc, towns of Beaumont and Devon and all communities in Leduc County. A group of 54 family physicians in 13 clinics along with additional health care professionals (registered nurses and dietitians, a registered pharmacist and psychologist and an exercise specialist) work together to improve primary care for our patients.

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) use a collaborative team approach to provide care for patients and to coordinate primary health care services provided by family physicians, Alberta Health Services and other health care professionals.

PCNs are a way to provide team support for family doctors by bringing teams of health professionals together – doctors, nurses, dietitians, social workers, mental health professionals, pharmacists, occupational and respiratory therapists and others. PCNs also manage 24-hour patient access to appropriate primary care services.

The Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network began operating on March 1, 2006.

What is a PCN?

A PCN is not necessarily a bricks-and-mortar building – it is a "network" of family physicians and health care providers working together to provide primary care to patients. A PCN may be composed of one clinic with many physicians and support staff, or several physicians in several clinics across a geographic region.

Each network is unique and has the flexibility to develop programs and provide services that meet the specific needs of its patients. This grassroots approach allows – and encourages – the PCN to focus on the needs of the local patient population.

The Primary Care Initiative oversees and supports the development of PCNs.

Alberta has 42 PCNs operating in communities and areas across the province with more in development.

Over 85 per cent (3300+) of all family doctors in the province practice within PCNs.

Why it is important to have a regular family doctor​