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Our Mission Statement

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.


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

Blog Post from Kimberly Becher, MD Jul 8th

Dealing With Death: Why Helping Patients’ Families Helps Me Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post that the degree of comfort she is able to provide the family of a dying patient makes the patient’s death … Continue reading

Dr. Philip Galapon Receives the Degree of Fellow

Dr. Wanda Filer, AAFP President-Elect, presented the award. Dr. Galapon pledged, “As a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians shall pursue these goals: …to provide comprehensive and continuing health care to my patients, placing their welfare above all … Continue reading