American Academy of Family Physicians Promotes Linda Doggett to Associate Publisher/Marketing Director
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LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has promoted Linda Doggett to associate publisher/marketing director of its publications division.
A seven-year AAFP veteran, Doggett will continue to direct the marketing efforts for the AAFP's award-winning medical journals, including American Family Physician, a semi-monthly peer-reviewed clinical journal that reaches more than 180,000 physicians; Family Practice Management, a practice management journal dedicated to helping family physicians adapt their practices to the changing health care environment; and Annals of Family Medicine, a self-supported, peer-reviewed primary care research journal.
In addition to her marketing responsibilities, Doggett also will work directly with the publisher to execute strategic publishing plans for the Academy's journals and other AAFP publishing initiatives.
"Linda is a tremendous asset to this organization," said Joetta Melton, director of the AAFP's publications division and publisher of American Family Physician, Family Practice Management and Annals of Family Medicine. "She has a proven track record and extensive knowledge of the medical publishing industry, and we are confident she will be instrumental in continuing to grow the revenue and market share for the journals and other AAFP publications."
Doggett received a bachelor of science degree from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., with an emphasis in research.
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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.
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