HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER DOCTOR NAMED ACADEMY VICE PRESIDENT
FORT WORTH, Texas â?? The Texas Academy of Family Physicians has selected Samuel Coleridge, D.O., of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, as its vice president for the coming year.
Dr. Coleridge is currently professor and chair of the department of family medicine at the health science center. He also chairs the Family Practice Residency Program Advisory Committee of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
During his year as TAFP vice president, Dr. Coleridge will work with the president and the other officers in leading the Academy. As an officer, he will meet with legislators and testify before legislative hearings as an advocate of family doctors and the patients they serve. He will carry the TAFP message on a wide variety of issues including public health, rural health, telemedicine and funding for graduate medical education. Actively involved in the Academy, Dr. Coleridge has served on numerous TAFP committees and commissions over the years.
It is the mission of the TAFP to assist family physicians in improving the health of patients and their families, and to advance and represent the specialty of family practice. At the 51st Annual Session, Dr. Coleridge and his colleagues tackled many issues of concern to family doctors and patients they serve. These include how to spend tobacco settlement proceeds, rules for physician negotiation rulemaking, Medicaid, managed care, the appropriateness of hospitalists, and various other legal and legislative issues facing medicine.
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