I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve as your AAFP president. As family physicians, we are uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive care for our patients throughout their lives. I am committed to working with the board of directors, Congress of Delegates, commissions and the AAFP staff to move forward priorities and advocacy work that appropriately value primary care, promote health care for all, equip you with tools and resources to help your patients and manage your practice, and help people understand why they should have a family physician. Together, we will make sure everyone knows that family medicine is the best specialty ever!
Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, a family physician with Cooperative Health in Columbia, South Carolina, is president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Stewart has committed her career to ensuring uninsured and low-income families have access to high quality health care.
Remembering Those Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Nation
Memorial Day(www.history.com) marks the unofficial start of summer for many people and is often commemorated with barbeques and time by the water (pool/lake/ocean). But most importantly, it is a time to pause and give thanks for the people who made the ultimate sacrifice when serving in the U.S. military. These individuals epitomize the definition of selfless service.