The Alberta Medical Association has warned that the province's healthcare system is in crisis and will worsen if nothing is done. According to AMA President Paul Parks, the provincial government has been requested to take action on the situation. Parks told reporters that doctors are concerned about the province's intentions to restructure Alberta Health Services. Premier Danielle Smith has pledged that the initial stages of renovations will be completed by the autumn season. Parks cautioned that the current healthcare system cannot satisfy the needs of patients and that the province is facing a family doctor scarcity catastrophe.