News & Announcements
During the 2022 Annual Meeting, held on July 9 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MAFP members considered 13 resolutions authored by members. Of those, two were adopted, four were adopted as amended, three were referred to the MAFP Board of Directors for further investigation, and four were not adopted.
American Academy of Family Physicians President Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD, FAAFP conferred the Degree of Fellow (FAAFP) to nine active physician members of the Michigan Chapter at its 2022 Annual Meeting, held July 9 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
During the 2022 Annual Meeting of the MAFP membership, Glenn Dregansky, DO, FAAFP, of Jerome, was installed as the organization’s 74th president. He is serving a one-year term, bringing with him nearly 40 years of practice experience in a variety of different settings and positions.
MAFP Members Elect New Leaders
During the 2022 Annual Meeting, held on July 9 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, the membership elected new officers and directors of the Board. They witnessed the installation of these new Board members and that of the 2022-2023 MAFP President, Glenn Dregansky, DO, FAAFP.
The recipient of MAFP’s 2022 Michigan Family Physician of the Year Award, Theodore Tangalos, MD of Sterling Heights, co-founded Silver Pine Medical Group in 1998. The family medicine practice has since grown from a two-physician, one-site practice to now more than 19 allopathic and osteopathic physicians, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, care managers, and an administrative team at six locations in southeast Michigan.
Preceptor. Supervisor. Professor. Attending. Mentor. Coach. Facilitator. Ambassador. Lecturer. Panelist. Author. Speaker. Leader. Teacher. These titles and words reflect the role of MAFP's 2022 Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year, Julie Blaszczak MD, MEHP, an assistant professor within the Department of Family Medicine at University of Michigan.
With 600-plus resident members of Michigan Academy of Family Physicians at 39 different programs, our state boasts many stellar family medicine resident physicians. This year we are honored to present the Michigan Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award to Meredith Baumgartner, MD, MPH. She is recognized as one who approaches every task with the primary goal of service to patients, colleagues, or the community.
From substitute teacher to homeowner’s association president, and membership coordinator at a farm-to-table food buying club to English-as-a-second language instructor, Christine Maisano’s “non-traditional” path to medical school set her apart from other applicants to Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine’s class of 2023.
Michigan Academy of Family Physicians applauds the Michigan Legislature for passing a Fiscal Year 2023 state budget that invests in healthcare workforce programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of primary care physicians in our state, enhancing quality of care, improving health outcomes, and reducing healthcare costs.
AAFP Responds to Supreme Court Decision
Today the Supreme Court rendered its ruling in Dobbs v Jackson, which, by overturning Roe v Wade, criminalizes medical care, undermines the patient-physician relationship, and exacerbates health inequities. MAFP joins AAFP in urging the Michigan Legislature, and all state legislatures, to strike down laws that jeopardize reproductive care and access.