April 15, 2016 – Jeffrey Ashley 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 2016. The award was presented by Adam Breinig, DO during the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (WVAFP) 64th Annual Scientific Assembly banquet on April 15th, 2016 at The Clay Center in Charleston, WV. Dr. Ashley was surrounded by his family – wife Gail and four children – Aaron, Isaac, Caleb and Rachel, along with CAMC Family Practice Residency Program staff and residents.
The Family Doctor of the Year Award honors an outstanding, community-minded family physician who provides compassionate, comprehensive care. In addition to his role as Medical Director for the Doc for a Day program, Dr. Becker 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. Jeffrey Ashley, R.PH, MD, FAAFP, FASAM graduated from WVU Pharmacy School in 1980, practiced as a retail pharmacist in Kingwood, WV from 1980 to 1981, graduated from WVU Medical School in 1985, and completed his residency at WVU Charleston Family Practice Department in 1988 where he joined their faculty. He established rural practice in Sissonville in 1988 through the WVU Charleston Family Practice Department and served as Program Director for 1992-1999. He is currently the Chair of the CAMC Family Practice Department (formerly WVU-Charleston Program). In addition, he initiated and maintained a medication assisted treatment program for opiate abuse at Prestera in Dunbar and Danville, WV from 2008 to present, obtained Board Certification in Addiction Medicine 2014, and became a Fellow in 2016.
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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