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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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Dr. Philip Galapon – Installed as the 65th President of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians

Philip Galapon, MD, FAAFP was installed as WVAFP President on March 30th at the WVAFP Annual Scientific Assembly, Embassy Suites, Charleston, WV. The installation was performed by Dr. Robert Raspa, AAFP Board Member from Fleming Island, FL.

Philip Galapon graduated from Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine in 2008 with a specialty in Family Medicine.

He became Board Certified in Family Medicine in 2011. Dr. Galapon worked for Madison Medical Group from 2011-2016 before joining Lincoln Primary Care Center in 2016.

Dr. Galapon is a life- long Southern West Virginia resident who is passionate about Diabetic care and Adolescent medicine.


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Family Doc – 2017 Spring Meeting Review

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Family Doc – Winter 2016 – Volume 68

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Inside this issue:

  • The Medical Marijuana Debate
  • Step Therapy Legislation
  • Doc for a Day 2017
  • Physician Champion

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WVAFP Installs 64th President

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President 2016-2017

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DOT Training Program – April 14, 2016

Attention: PHYSICIANS, PA’s, NP’s & Chiropractors
DOT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR NATIONAL
REGISTRY OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Embassy Suites, Charleston, WV

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2015 WVAFP/Tar Wars Journal Available For View/Download

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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 less traumatic for her as a physician.
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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 else; to exemplify and substantiate the highest traditions of my profession through an informed and scientific practice of family medicine; and to strive professional enrichment through a rigorous program of continuing education. I pledge my full participation and talents to the fulfillment of these objectives because they are the principles upon which the Academy was founded and because by so doing, I can better serve my profession, myself and humankind.”

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