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The Mission of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians is to promote excellence in health care and the betterment of health of the American people.


Tracy Hendershot, MD presenting at South East Forum in Norfolk, VA on Aug. 14, 2014

New AAFP Physician’s Blog Post From One of Our Own: “Do No Harm”

Do No Harm: When Is a Physician Too Sick to Work? More than 80 percent of health care professionals go to work when they are sick, potentially putting patients and colleagues at risk. Read what one of our own WV … Continue reading

Million Hearts: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model

“The Million Hearts®: CVD Model is a randomized-controlled trial that seeks to bridge a gap in cardiovascular care by providing targeted incentives for providers to engage in individual CVD risk calculation and population-level risk management. Instead of focusing on the … Continue reading