Jennifer Frost, MD, named Medical Director of American Academy of Family Physicians’ Health of the Public and Science Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Tuesday, April 2, 2014

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Megan Moriarty
Public Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
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LEAWOOD, Kan. —— The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Jennifer Frost, MD, its first-ever Medical Director for the Health of the Public and Science division.

Frost comes to the AAFP after more than a decade of medical practice, most recently as the Associate Program Director and Director of Women’s Services at Research Family Medicine Residency in Kansas City, Mo. In her new role, Frost will serve as the lead medical professional in the development of the organization’s evidence-based clinical guidelines.

“I have been passionate about evidence-based medicine and public health throughout my career,” Frost said, “so I am very excited to help build upon the AAFP's strong leadership in this arena.”

Julie Wood, MD, vice president for Health of the Public and Interprofessional Activities, said Frost’s experience and devotion to public health make her an asset to the AAFP during this period of dramatic change in the health care landscape

“Our Health of the Public and Science division is dedicated to providing our members and the public at large with information and strategies for improving the health of the nation,” Wood said. “Dr. Frost’s experience with underserved populations makes her the ideal person to lead our medical efforts on this front.”

Frost received her medical degree from the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, and completed her residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is nearly 214 million office visits each year — nearly 74 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.


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