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Oct. 19, 2016 - USA COM Graduate Assumes AAFP Presidency

meigs.jpgDr. John Meigs, University of South Alabama College of Medicine alumnus and family medicine physician in Centreville, Ala., has assumed the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

This national, high-profile leadership role allows Dr. Meigs to advocate for positive change in the U.S. health care system on behalf of family medicine physicians and patients.

Since becoming a member of the AAFP in 1979, Dr. Meigs has served one year as president-elect, four years as speaker and three years as vice speaker of the AAFP’s governing body, the Congress of Delegates. He also served on the Alabama AFP’s Executive Committee and chaired both the Public Relations Committee and Education Committee.  From 2003 to 2008, he served as vice president of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, the charitable arm of the organization.

Dr. Meigs earned his bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Alabama. In 1979, he earned his medical degree from the USA College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in family medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham Selma Family Practice Residency Program in Selma, Ala., where he also served as chief resident.

From 1982 to 2013, Dr, Meigs worked in private practice in Centreville, Alabama. In 2013 he merged with another practice to become a part of Bibb Medical Associates where he serves as chief of staff.

Dr. Meigs is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education. In 2014, he was inducted into the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.

The AAFP represents 124,900 physicians and medical students nationwide and is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. To learn more about the AAFP, click here

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