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2019 Family Doc of the Year

The West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Andy Tanner, DO, has been named the 2019 Family Doctor of the Year. The award is the chapter’s highest honor and recognizes a lifetime of service as a dedicated family physician as well as the continued respect of his patients and fellow physicians. This is the 45thyear that the award has been given. Dr Tanner is an attending physician and the Program Director of the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a native of Vienna, West Virginia. He graduated from Marshall University in 1990 with a BS in Cytotechnology and worked in a medical lab in Huntington for 5 years before entering medical school. He graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and completed the Osteopathic Internship and Family Medicine Residency Program at Charleston Area Medical Center. After graduation in 2002, Dr. Tanner joined the faculty as an assistant professor. In 2005, he became Program Director for the Osteopathic Family Medicine Program. Dr. Tanner is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and the American Society of Addictions Medicine. Additionally, he serves as a member of the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr Tanner lives in Charleston, West Virginia, with his husband Dewayne Duncan.

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Your State Legislature Is a Train Wreck? Don’t Look Away

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190314fp-stateadvocacy.html

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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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