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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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2015 Family Doc of the Year Award

mccann01Dr. KEVIN McCANN was the recipient of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians highest award “The Family Doctor of the Year for 2015” The award was presented by Dr. Tracy Hendershot during the WVAFP 63rd Annual Scientific Assembly held April 17th at Embassy Suites Charleston. He was accompanied by his family.

Dr. Hendershot stated, “Each year the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians honors a physician who exemplifies the qualities valued by the profession”

This year the Academy honored Kevin McCann, MD as the “Family Doc of the Year.” He was chosen for his enthusiastic and tireless devotion to his patients as well as the profession. Dr. McCann has practiced at University Family Medicine in Lavalette, WV for more than 15 years. In addition to maintaining a full time primary care practice, he serves as a team physician for the Spring Valley High School football program and the Medical Director of the Wayne County Health Department. He has served on various committees at Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall Universities School of Medicine.

Tracy Hendershot, MD president of the WVAFP stated “I have had the pleasure of observing  Dr McCann’s work. He’s thoughtful and respectful of his patients. He takes the time required to address their needs. But Kevin’s concern for his patients extends beyond the exam room, he cares for them where they live. He’s a vital member of his community’s health system. Perhaps more than this, Kevin has influenced the delivery of care throughout the state by serving as a mentor to so many aspiring rural family physicians. He loves what he does and by sharing his joy he continually motivates his peers.”

Dr. McCann accepted the award at a reception hosted by the Academy this April in Charleston, WV. He thanked the Academy saying “I’m humbled.. this award could be given to a hundred good doctors throughout the state, Thank You.”

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63rd WVAFP President Installed

Dr. Hendershot was installed April 17th as the 63rd WVAFP President by Dr. Wanda Filer, American Academy of Family Physicians President-Elect. Dr. Hendershot, currently practices Family Medicine in Elizabeth, WV. He earned his medical degree from Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, Huntington, WV. His wife Mary and his daughter Reilly were present for the ceremony.

 

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