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Sanford Health Physician Appointed to American Academy of Family Physicians Delegation to the AMA

(Sioux Falls, SD) — Dan Heinemann, MD, with Sanford Health has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair to the American Academy of Family Physicians’ delegation to the American Medical Association for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2012.

As a member of the AMA House of Delegates, Dr. Heinemann will serve as an important communication, policy, and membership link between the AMA and grassroots physicians. He will be a key source of information on activities, programs, and policies of the AMA.

Dr. Heinemann has practiced for 20 years in Canton and has proudly served in his current role with Sanford Health for the past seven years.

To maintain membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Heinemann is required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to set continuing education requirements for its members.  This requirement helps ensure family physician members remain educated on the most up-to-date medical technologies, research, and techniques.

About the American Academy of Family Physicians
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 100,300 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 228 million office visits each year — nearly 84 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


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Stacy Bauer Jones | Director, Media Strategy & Internal Communications | Sioux Falls Region
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