Thomas Kintanar Elected to the Board of Directors of the
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 02, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5223
Kintanar is in private practice with Associated Family Medical Consultants, P.C., in Fort Wayne and serves as clinical associate professor of medicine at Indiana University.
Kintanar has served the AAFP as a member of the Committee on Scientific Programs and chairman of the Committee on Special Constituencies. He was also a minority delegate to the AAFP’s Congress of Delegates. Kintanar is a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, which he has served as president-elect, president and chair.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1978, Kintanar received his medical degree from Southwestern University, Matias H. Azner Memorial College of Medicine, Philippines in 1983. He completed the Fort Wayne Indiana Family Practice Residency Program in 1986. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is an AAFP Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.
Kintanar is active in the Fort Wayne community, currently serving on the board of directors and as director of medical education for St. Joseph Hospital, on the governing board of the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, and as medical director of the Applewood Nursing Home, Regency Nursing Home, Wood Youth and Youth Services, and Heartland Hospice.
# # #
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 110,600 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 240 million office visits each year — nearly 87 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.
To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.FamilyDoctor.org.