IAFP seeking nominations for 2014 Family Physician of the Year Award

DES MOINES — The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians is seeking nominations for the 2014 Family Physician of the Year.

Each year the IAFP awards one family physician the title “Family Physician of the Year” on the basis of outstanding service to patients and community, and devotion to Family Medicine. To nominate a family physician, send letters of nomination to the Iowa Academy describing he or she should receive the Family Physician of the Year Award. 

Nomination letters should be sent by Aug. 25 to the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, 100 E. Grand Ave., Suite 170, Des Moines, IA 50309, or emailed to kcox@iaafp.org.

The 2014 Iowa Family Physician of Year will be honored during the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Annual Installation and Awards Banquet on Nov. 14, at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel. In the early part of 2015, the 2014 Iowa Family Physician of the Year will be nominated for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Physician of Year.

Previous recipients have been: 1988, Scott Helmers, MD, Sibley; 1989, Dale Christensen, MD, Lake City; 1990, James R. Paulson, MD, Grinnell; 1991, Rodney Miller, MD, Sac City; 1992, Marion Barnes, MD, Cedar Rapids; 1993, Francis Pisney, MD, Iowa Falls; 1994, Kelly D. Ross, MD, St. Ansgar; 1995, David Paulus, MD, Red Oak; 1996, Alan Vasher, DO, Ida Grove; 1997, John W. Barnes, MD, Missouri Valley; 1998, Ronald Zoutendam, MD, Sheldon; 1999, Donald Skinner, MD, Lake City;  2000, Richard A. Jongewaard, MD, Sioux Center; 2001, Cynthia Wolff, MD, Akron; 2002, David Crippin, MD, Storm Lake; 2003,  Michael Gimbell, III, MD, Iowa City; 2004, Kenton Moss, MD, Algona;  2005, David Carlson, MD, West Burlington;  2006, Sharon Bertroche, MD, Cedar Rapids;  2007, Dale Nystrom, MD of Sioux Center;  2008, Subhash Sahai, MD, Webster City; 2009, Craig Thompson, DO, Manchester; 2010, Michael AbouAssaly, MD, Burlington; 2011, Douglas Peters, MD, West Burlington; 2012, Ried Boom, MD, Manchester; and 2014, Patrick Edwards, MD.