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About Us

“The Idaho Academy of Family Physicians is committed to

quality health care, education, and advocacy on behalf of

Idaho’s family physicians and their patients.”

 

 “The mission of the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians is to advocate for Idaho family physicians and their patients.”

 

The Idaho Academy of Family Physicians works to:

• Promote Family Medicine as the foundation of high quality health care.
• Support initiatives that improve the health of all Idahoans.
• Support and cultivate continuing medical education and life-long learning with our members throughout Idaho.
• Support graduate medical education in Idaho including the advancement of student interest.
• Enhance recruitment of family physicians to Idaho.
• Provide timely political and professional information to members on issues affecting Idaho family physicians.
• Advocate on behalf of Idaho family physicians with payers and policymakers.
• Provide legislative advocacy on issues of concern to Idaho family physicians.

 

 

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DR. ROBERT MCFARLAND, 2016 IDAHO FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Vetter and McFarlandThis year’s Family Physician of the Year is someone who has been very involved in leadership roles in Idaho for many years.  He began serving on the IAFP Board of Directors and as a Delegate to the AAFP in the 1990s.  He has also, most recently, served on the IMA Board and served as IMA President.
He grew up in Coeur d’Alene and after residency training and a few years of practice in Washington State; he returned to serve his hometown and has remained for more than 30 years.  He cares for 3 generations of many families, who identify him as a true hero in their lives and they lament that he has just recently cut back to half time practice.
He is a true leader and very involved in the community, having helped found the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, a top 100 high school in the US, to provide advanced educational opportunities for those in the area.
He was instrumental in beginning the Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Coeur d’Alene Residency, the new Family Medicine Residency Program in Coeur d’Alene and now serves as a faculty member.
His colleagues look to him for advice and guidance and he is considered one of the smartest and most experienced physicians to be found. His strength is his compassion and kindness in service of his patients and his community.  It has been said that he is the epitome of family medicine and a true gentleman.

 

  • EXECUTIVE BOARD

    PRESIDENT:

    • Haley Minnehan, MD, Cottonwood

    PRESIDENT-ELECT:

    • Jonathan Bowman, MD, Nampa

    TREASURER:

    • Mary Barinaga, MD, Boise

    IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:

    • Bill Vetter, MD, Emmett
  • AAFP DELEGATES

    AAFP DELEGATES:

    • Mary Barinaga, MD, Boise

    ALTERNATE AAFP DELEGATES:

    • Scott Dunn, MD, Sandpoint
    • Suzanne Allen, MD Boise
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Mikael Bedell, MD, Cascade
    Boyd Southwick, DO, Idaho Falls
    Ted Epperly, MD, Boise
    Keith Davis, MD, Shoshone
    Cher Jacobsen, MD, Post Falls
    Leanne Rousseau, MD, Coeur d'Alene
    Suzanna Hubele, MD, Weiser
    Rebecca Siemers, MD, Coeur d’Alene
  • STUDENT & RESIDENT BOARD

    RESIDENTS:

    • David Kimball, DO, Pocatello
    • Billy Galligar, MD, Boise
    • Tara Mertz-Hack, MD, Magic Valley
    • Douglas Borst, MD, Coeur d’Alene

    MEDICAL STUDENT:

    • Lee Spencer, Grangeville
     

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