Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Chandler, Arizona, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 129,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. As AAFP president-elect, Carroll advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the US health care system.
Carroll is the founder, owner and medical director of Atembis LLC, an integrated multisite medical-behavioral family medicine practice. Carroll’s practice combines full scope family medical care as well as full breadth behavioral care through a team-based embedded approach. In addition to traditional payer patients, he cares for uninsured patients. Through per diem and membership models, his clinics enable patients to receive comprehensive healthcare, and by partnering with local labs and diagnostic facilities, his patients receive that care affordably.
Carroll also serves as medical director for VaxCare in Arizona and initiated the company’s expansion into the state. Since 2000, Carroll also volunteers as a clinical assistant professor with the department of family and community medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.
A member of the AAFP since 1996, Carroll served as an Arizona delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. He also served as a member of the Commission for Quality and Practice and the Commission for Governmental Advocacy. Carroll currently serves on the board of trustees for the AAFP Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the AAFP.
At the chapter level, Carroll has served the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians in various leadership roles, including chapter president and media liaison. He has been one of the primary voices on local television during the Covid-19 pandemic. His clinic was one of the first independent clinics to deliver Covid19 vaccinations to the public, and he continues his strong local advocacy to expand availability at other family practice clinics.
Carroll earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California, San Diego, Revelle College. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. He completed his residency at Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program in Kingston, New York.
He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.