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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

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West Virginia Medicaid Health Homes Program – CME Available

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Improve patient care and bridge your knowledge gaps with AAFP self-study CME

Improve patient care and bridge your knowledge gaps with AAFP self-study CME—when and where it’s convenient for you—and help your chapter earn additional revenue through the AAFP Self-Study CME Revenue Share program.

Self-Study Packages

Use AAFP self-study packages to enhance your expertise and expand your knowledge on common family medicine topics. Featuring recorded audio and video presentations from current AAFP live courses, these interactive self-study packages include:

20-30 hours of content, with 18-32 lectures between 30 and 60 minutes in length
Opportunities to report CME and evaluate after each lecture
Interactive quiz interface to briefly halt the presentations and choose an answer
200-plus page full-color PDF of the slides
Post assessment (online)
Choose the package format that’s right for you:

Online Access

Study when and where you want with a one-year online subscription. Smartphone/tablet compatible. Includes an interactive quiz interface to briefly halt the presentations and choose an answer, and a PDF color syllabus.

Online Access with USB Flash Drive

A one-year online subscription smartphone/tablet compatible, a USB Flash Drive, audio CDs with select packages, and a print and PDF color syllabus.

How to Benefit Your Chapter through the AAFP Revenue Share Program
At checkout, add 4MYCHAPTER in the source code box (see below) and a portion of your purchase revenue will be shared back with your chapter.

Purchase HERE

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Family Doc – Summer 2018

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Atlantic Health Partners

As you may know, Atlantic Health Partners is the nation’s leading vaccine buying group and works with many of our Chapter members. Atlantic offers you the most favorable prices for a wide range of vaccines from Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, Pfizer, and Seqirus.

Atlantic can help strengthen your immunization efforts by providing the lowest vaccine prices, and:

-Support with booster and back to school vaccines such as TDAP, Meningitis, and Meningitis B immunizations
-An outstanding flu and pneumococcal program, along with an expanded shingles vaccine offering
-One stop shop for Sanofi and Merck vaccines

We encourage you to contact Cindy or Jeff at 800-741-2044 or info@atlantichealthpartners.com to see how your practice can benefit from their program and customer service.

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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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