Thomas Weida Re-Elected Vice Speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 02, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
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Weida is associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey. He is medical director of the University Physician Group at Fishburn Road, which is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Weida has served on numerous AAFP committees and the editorial board of Family Practice Management, the AAFP’s practice management journal. He also reviews patient education materials for the Family Health Foundation of America. Weida is past president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) and is a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. In 1998, Harrisburg Magazine included Weida among the top doctors in the Harrisburg area and in 2002 he was listed in The Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc. In 1993, his practice won the AAFP/STFM Patient Care Award for Patient Education by a Physician.
Weida earned his undergraduate and medical degrees in the six-year B.A.-M.D. program at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., and Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia. He completed his family practice residency at Lancaster General Hospital. 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.
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