Call for nominations: Select our next Member of the Month

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Here’s a quick quiz on a Monday morning. What do the following have in common: A private-practice physician inspiring fitness in her community by leading by example, an Army doc who joined the service after 9/11, a third-year resident in Odessa originally from Nigeria, and a San Antonio educator who completes triathlons in her spare time? They’re all TAFP members and they’ve all been profiled as a TAFP Member of the Month!

Launched in February 2011, Member of the Month has introduced us to 17 TAFP members who practice their own unique “brand” of family medicine. It’s published in TAFP News Now and on, and features a brief biography and Q&A giving voice to their passions and viewpoints.

The idea was brought to Academy staff by Melissa Gerdes, M.D., 2010-2011 TAFP president, and has taken root as one of my favorite projects. And with 7,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students, we have lots more work to do.

That’s why I need your help! If you know an outstanding family physician colleague who should be featured as a Member of the Month – or if you want to share your own story – contact me, Kate, at or at (512) 329-8666. We want to hear your story and broadcast it to the membership and our wider audience. Borrowing a phrase from the twitterverse, we’re in the midst of a family medicine revolution and it’s time to showcase why family medicine physicians are the best in the profession.

View all past Members of the Month at and watch for a new posting around the 15th of each month. Thanks for your help!

– kalfano

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