FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 14, 2014
Public Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 5222
With great sadness, the American Academy of Family Physicians expresses condolences to the family and friends of William Lewis Corporon, MD, and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood, and Terri Lamanno. Their unconscionable murders are a senseless and tragic act of violence.
The AAFP recognizes violence as a major public health concern. This tragedy highlights the need for action to counter the devastating toll it has on our society. It is time for our nation to have an honest and frank discussion on reducing both the tendency and capacity for violence in our society.
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 120,900 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 nearly 214 million office visits each year — nearly 74 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.
To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.FamilyDoctor.org(www.familydoctor.org(familydoctor.org)).
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Statement of Condolence to Family and Friends of William Lewis Corporon, MD, and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood, and Terri Lamanno