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Seeking nominations for Family Physician of the Year Award

• Dec 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM

The power of giving can do more for the giver than the receiver, and this holiday season the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is calling for nominations for one of its most prestigious awards: the 2019 Family Physician of the Year.

This award recognizes an Ohio family physician who has exhibited extraordinary, beyond-the-call-of-duty merit, and encourages OAFP members and medical students to pursue the ideals of family medicine, and convey these ideals to the public.

With thousands of 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 are members to 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.

Jonathan Diller, MD, FAAFP, of Fremont, was selected as the 2018 Family Physician of the Year and acknowledged at the 2018 Family Medicine Celebration in Columbus.

Nominations for this year’s award 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. Nominations are due Friday, March 15.

To nominate your physician, complete the nomination form or send a letter of recommendation to OAFP Awards Workgroup, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 4075 N. High St., Columbus, OH, 43214. Nominations can also be faxed to 614-267-9191 or emailed to [email protected]

To check if a physician has membership status with the OAFP, call 800-742-7327 or e-mail [email protected]

The 2019 Physician of the Year will be recognized at the annual Family Medicine Celebration, which will take place Aug. 2 through 4 at The Grand Event Center in Columbus.

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