The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) awarded Alice House, MD, FAAFP its 2019 Family Physician of the Year Award, for her extraordinary service to the organization and the family physicians it supports.
Dr. House is the Dean at Mercer University School of Medicine in Columbus. She is also a family medicine specialist at Nephrology Associates.
Dr. House was raised in Buena Vista, Georgia, and graduated from Tri-County High School that served Marion, Webster and Schley counties. She earned degrees in biology and psychology from Macon State College (now Middle Georgia State University) and her medical degree at Mercer University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at the Medical Center of Central Georgia (now Medical Center, Navicent Health) and went on to obtain the distinction of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. House was in private practice in Byron for several years where she served as chief of staff at Peach Regional Hospital before joining the Mercer University School of Medicine faculty in 2002. She also served as medical director of Elberta Healthcare Center from 1998-2015.
Dr. House has demonstrated over 25 years of leadership to the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians through her work on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. She has also served as the GAFP President and Board Chair during that time. Her leadership and direction have helped keep the GAFP as one of the premier American Academy of Family Physicians chapter in the country.
Dr. House will be among a group of five individuals honored by GAFP at the Annual Fall CME meeting in November.