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"King County Academy of Family Physicians"
*** Next Meeting - The Annual Dinner Meeting is May 20th at the Lake Washington Rowing Club ***
AAFP Honors King County Family Physicians
The Family Physician
The Family Physician is a physician who is educated and trained in family practice -- a broadly encompassing medical specialty. Family Practice provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and the family. It integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.
Family physicians possess unique attitudes, skills, and knowledge which qualify them to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each member of the family regardless of sex, age, or type of problem, be it biological, behavioral, or social. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best qualified to serve as each patient's advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services, and community resources. The specialty of family practice is the result of the evolved and enhanced expression of general medical practice and is uniquely defined within the family context.
The King County Academy of Family Physicians (KCAFP) is a professional medical society dedicated to maintaining high standards of family medicine representing family physicians. The responsibility of the King County AFP is to advocate for family physicians and their patients:
To promote and maintain high standards of family practice of medicine and surgery;
To encourage and assist medical students and physicians in preparing, qualifying and establishing themselves in family practice;
To preserve the right of the family practitioner to engage in medical and surgical procedures for which he/she is qualified by training and experience, and as granted by his/her state license;
To assist in providing post-graduate study courses for family practitioners, and to encourage and assist practicing physicians and surgeons in participating in such training;
To advance medical science, private and public health, and to preserve the right of free choice of physician by the patient.