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Hillcrest Medical Associates is now closed. It has been my privilege to serve the people of Hinton and I look forward to continuing to do this in other ways. One of the challenges of rural medicine is to find ways to provide patients with quality and timely healthcare. Those challenges led me to find further training in occupational medicine and cardiology. It has been extremely rewarding to branch out into those areas of medicine and to provide unique services in Hinton. Though I no longer reside in Hinton, I have been travelling back to oversee the cardiac rehabilitation program in both Hinton and Edson for the last eight years. I will continue to pursue some of these areas of medicine.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who made the 36 years of operating Hillcrest Medical Associates so fulfilling. I have been fortunate to have had wonderful colleagues and staff over the years and have enjoyed providing healthcare to so many of you. It has been a joy to watch your families grow. 

Dr. Sorenson, Dr. Muthanna, Dr. Beamish and Dr. Giannitsos will continue to practice family medicine in Hinton. You can inquire about their practices by calling 780-865-3338.

If you have any questions regarding your healthcare, please contact your family physician. Your chart has been transferred with your physician.

Once again, thank you so much for making this experience so rewarding. I do not take lightly that you trusted me with your healthcare and that of your loved ones. I wish you all the very best and look forward to crossing paths in the future.


Dr. W. E. Schneider


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