Rick is a community based Family Physician – one of the senior partners at Crowfoot Village Family Practice (CVFP), where he has practiced for the last 25 years. CVFP is a Family Physician-led, interdisciplinary ‘medical home’ for 24,000 formally rostered patients – all ‘attached’ to an FP or Nurse Practitioner.
Rick is also Medical Director, Primary Care, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone.
He has been involved in numerous leadership activities within Primary Care including past President of Alberta College of Family Physicians, Senior Medical Lead with Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network, and member of the Section of General Practice Executive.
Dr. Ward is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is passionate about the evolution of primary care, interdisciplinary care and quality improvement.