Archive for February, 2020

Save the Date: 2020 GAFP /GPCA Joint Summer Family Medicine CME Weekend!

The Georgia Academy of Family Physician (GAFP) and the Georgia Primary Care Association (GPCA) Summer CME Meeting returns to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, FL. Meeting dates are June 4 – June 7, 2020.

Registration will open soon! Check the event page on the GAFP website for updates. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to earn up to 36.5 AAFP Prescribed Credits and 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™* during the Summer CME Meeting!

Mark your calendars for another great year of CME, fun and networking!

*Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians Determination of credit is pending

Next Steps for Potential for GAFP Group Association 401K Plan

Update by President Jeff Stone, MD, MBA, MHA, FAAFP

Your leadership reviewed information from outside consultants and member feedback for offering a new member benefit with a Multiple Employer 401K Plan.  At the end of 2019, the Executive Committee dedicated additional budget funds and asked senior staff and consultants to move forward with seeking a recordkeeper that will implement the plan including outreach and marketing to our members.

As President, I formed a small Task Force with members who have a strong background in finance.  We will be meeting at the end of February to select a recordkeeper and move forward with plan development.  More information will be sent to all members as we get closer to launching this unique member benefit in the next 3-4 months.  We are excited to be supporting our members with their financial future.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact staff either EVP Fay Fulton ( or COO Angela Flanigan (


Magic Moments in Family Medicine: A Family Medicine Day for Medical Students

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) is excited to offer medical students a

Family Medicine Day with Residency Recruitment Fair – Saturday, February 29th. The highly anticipated one-day event introduces medical students to family medicine, residency training programs and provides terrific hands-on skills training workshops. We will end the day with a reception at Portico – Le Meridian Atlanta Perimeter with family physician leaders from around the state sharing with medical students their passion for Family Medicine.

Participating students will receive:

  • Travel Stipend up to $300
  • 3 hours of clinical workshops.
  • A recruiting fair with Georgia family medicine residency programs.
  • Great professional networking opportunities.

We have been overwhelmed with interest in the event and have reached peak registration capacity for the workshop. However, we are still accepting applications from medical students who wish to attend the residency fair on Saturday afternoon (click here to register)! Should you have additional questions, please contact Tenesha Wallace at (404) 321-7445 or

Note: Registration for the workshop is at full capacity.

*Medical student workshop participates can earn up to $300 if they live in/outside of metro Atlanta*

Seeking Family Physician Who is Exemplary in Supporting Georgia’s Maternal and Child Health Population

The Georgia Academy, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, is seeking nominees for members who have supported Georgia’s mothers and children above and beyond the scope of family medicine.  Last year’s awardee was Zita Magloire, MD of Cairo, Georgia who is a board-certified family physician currently in private group practice at Cairo Medical Care. In addition to practicing both inpatient and outpatient medicine, Dr. Magloire has a special interest in women’s health, and provides full obstetrical services including cesarean sections for her patients. Our 2018 awardee was Viktoria Nurpeisov, MD of Smyrna, Georgia who is the Medical Director of WellStar Family Medicine Clinic, a service of Kennestone Hospital, a comprehensive outreach clinic for patients, including mothers with unplanned pregnancies, limited resources, and recent immigrants

We are looking for YOU or a colleague who have gone the extra mile to support healthy moms and children in your community.  Please email Tenesha Wallace ( with the name of your nominee and a few sentences about what makes them unique in their support of healthy moms and children.  The award will be presented at our Summer Family Medicine Weekend meeting in June.  Please send us a response no later than April 13th.

Barrow County School Nurse recently presented Tar Wars to County Line Elementary School in Winder, Georgia

Barrow County School Nurse Melanie Boestfleisch (R) recently presented Tar Wars to County Line Elementary School students in Winder, Georgia. Students learned how smoking and vaping damages your lungs as well as other dangers posed by E-Cigarettes/ JUULS and Hookahs. Students were also encouraged to create their own advertisements for living a tobacco and nicotine free life to enter in the Tar Wars statewide poster competition. To learn how you can present Tar Wars in your community contact Kara Sinkule at or call (404) 321-7445.

        Support for Tar Wars Georgia provided by the W.G. Raoul Foundation