Teresa L. Lovins, MD, FAAFP, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 133,500 physicians and medical students nationwide. As an AAFP board member, Lovins advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.
Lovins is currently a physician owner at Lovin My Health DPC in Columbus, Indiana. She studied bioscience at Indiana State University (ISU), and attended Indiana University School of Medicine, and in 1992 began training at the Family Medicine Residency at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana (now Franciscan Health-Indianapolis). It was during medical school and residency that she first became involved in the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP).
Lovins’ first practice was full spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics, in a group practice. She later opened a solo practice and continued full spectrum care for eight years. Over the next 12 years, she worked in a variety of practice settings and helped to get both an employer-based clinic and a group practice off the ground. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lovins opened her own hometown direct primary care practice - Lovin My Health DPC.
She has been actively involved in family medicine at the national level, representing Indiana at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders (formerly NCSC), contributing on the AAFP Commissions on Continuing Professional Development and Federal and State Policy, and serving on Indiana’s delegation to the AAFP Congress of Delegates for the last eight years.
Lovins earned her Bachelor’s degree in Life Science at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. She earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lovins is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.