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Family physicians at UTHSC recognized for involvement
Physicians at The University
of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio earned praise for their
leadership in the states largest medical specialty organization,
the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP).
For his service as
TAFP president, Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D., clinical adjunct professor of
family and community medicine, was honored in August at the TAFP 52nd
Annual Session and Scientific Assembly, which marked the end of his term.
While president, Dr. Van Winkle led TAFP to tackle issues on patient privacy,
telemedicine, e-health, Medicaid, managed care, and various legal and
legislative medical concerns.
Dr. Van Winkle also
has served TAFP as vice president, parliamentarian and chair of the public
relations committee, and he has worked on the American Academy of Family
Physicians commission on communications. This fall he will become
one of TAFPs delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians
Congress of Delegates.
F. David Schneider,
M.D., residency program director of family and community medicine, was
re-elected as TAFP treasurer at the academys annual session. As
a member of TAFPs executive committee, he will meet with state legislators
and testify before legislative hearings advocating for family doctors
and the patients they serve. Dr. Schneider also serves on the American
Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Public Health, and he is active
in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
TAFP promotes and assures
the maintenance of high-quality health care. It has more than 5,000 members
and 32 local chapters and is a chapter of the American Academy of Family
Physicians. TAFP provides its members with a unified voice for family
medicine and continues to be one of the most patient-oriented public health
groups in Texas.
Contact: Aileen Salinas