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West Virginia Medicaid Health Homes Program – CME Available

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Family Doc – Summer 2018

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2018 Family Doctor of the Year

April 12, 2018 – James M. Mears, MD a family physician from Charleston, WV was the recipient of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians highest award – Family Doctor of the Year for 2018.  The award was presented by Dr. Mary Ann Maurer during the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (WVAFP) 66th Annual Scientific Assembly held on April 12, 2018 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.  

The Family Doctor of the Year Award honors an outstanding, community-minded family physician that provides compassionate, comprehensive care.  Dr. Mears was recognized for being a role model to medical students and resident physicians as well as to his physician colleagues.  He is noted for his tireless devotion to improving the quality of life for his patients and bettering his community. 

Dr. Mears is an Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston Division and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.  A board-certified family physician, Dr. Mears completed medical school at the Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in 1988.  He did his family medicine residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, affiliated with West Virginia University, Charleston, WV.  In addition, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center and School of Medicine, Columbus, OH. 

Founded in 1948, the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians represents more than 1,000 physicians and medical students statewide.  It is the largest medical specialty society devoted solely to primary care.  The West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians is a chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP’s positions on issues and clinical are, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media.  For information about healthcare, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer Web site, www.FamilyDoctor.org

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New WVAFP President, Dr. Mary Ann Maurer

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Family Doc – Spring 2018

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Family Doc – Fall 2017

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Windows into Health Care: 50 Years in Family Medicine with Joseph Reed

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Contact your representative to ask them to vote NO on repeal of ACA

With the recent ACA repeal proposal advancing, we are reaching out to key states for their help in opposing the bill. In WV we are targeting  Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Senator Joe Manchin. We ask that you encourage your members to call the Senators and request that they vote no on the ACA Repeal as soon as possible. Below is contact information for the Senators:

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)

Twitter Handle:  Sen_JoeManchin
DC office number:  202.224.3954
Charleston office number:  304.342.5855
Eastern Panhandle office number:  304.264.4626
Fairmont office number:  304.368.0567

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Twitter Handle:  SenCapito
DC office number:  202.224.6472
Beckley office number:  304.347.5372
Charleston office number:  304.347.5372 *not a typo they are same numbers
Martinsburg office number:  304.262.9285
Morgantown office number:  304.292.2310
 

Following is a link to a SpeakOut that you may wish to forward to your members: http://grassroots.aafp.org/aafp/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=397893

 We’ll be working all week to provide you with more information and resources, but wanted to send you information as soon as possible.

 

Thank you. 

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Family Doc – Summer 2017 – Volume 69

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2017 Family Doctor of the Year Presented to Dilip Nair, MD

Charleston, WV – March 31, 2017 – Dilip Nair, MD a family physician from Huntington, WV was the recipient of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians highest award – Family Doctor of the Year for 2017.  The award was presented by Philip Galapon, MD the current WVAFP President and MU Alumni.  The award was presented during the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (WVAFP) 65th Annual Scientific Assembly held on March 30th – April 1st at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.  

The Family Doctor of the Year Award honors an outstanding, community-minded family physician that provides compassionate, comprehensive care.  Candidates are nominated for their service as role models, professionally and personally, in their communities, to other healthcare professionals, physicians in training and medical staff.

Dr. Nair earned his doctor of medicine degree at University of Connecticut and completed residency at Marshall University School of Medicine.  He is a Professor at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University Family & Community Health, Huntington, WV.

Founded in 1948, the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians represents more than 1,000 physicians and medical students statewide.  It is the largest medical specialty society devoted solely to primary care.  The West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians is a chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.


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