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Nominations for 2018 Family Physician of the Year

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The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Family Physician of the Year Award to recognize a family physician who has exhibited extraordinary, beyond-the-call-of-duty merit, articulating and encouraging members and students to pursue the ideals of family medicine and convey these ideals to the public. Nominations are due Friday, March 16.

“Family physicians are committed to the overall health of all Ohioans,” said Donald Mack, MD, president of the OAFP. “By recognizing our members for their contribution to their communities and years of service, we hope to inspire the next generation of leaders to consider family medicine.”

With nearly 3,600 family physicians providing health care across the state, Ohio is one of the largest, most active chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Nearly 80 percent of all family physicians in Ohio are members of the OAFP.

To be nominated for this award, the family physician must have 10 years’ post-residency (or equivalent) experience, be a member of the OAFP and currently be in practice. Nominations can be made by any current OAFP member, a local constituent chapter, a family medicine residency program, departments of family medicine, or a community individual. To nominate your physician, complete the nomination form online at www.alareg.com/_2018familyphysicianoftheyear or send a letter of recommendation to: OAFP Awards Workgroup, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 4075 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214-3296. Fax 614-267-9191 or email mpelt@ohioafp.org. To check if a physician is a member of the OAFP, call (800) 742-7327 or e-mail mail@ohioafp.org.

The 2018 Family Physician of the Year will be recognized Saturday, Aug. 18 during OAFP’s Academy Awards Dinner at The Grand Event Center in Columbus, Ohio. Visit www.ohioafp.org/members/awards.

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