St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians

The St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians (SLAFP) has 500+ members that are board certified family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students who practice, live or study in the City of St. Louis, within St. Louis County or within St. Charles County.

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SLAFP News – Fall 2023


The mission of the St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians is to promote excellence in health care in the St. Louis Community as well as unity and cooperative efforts among the family physicians in the St. Louis Community through:

  • The promotion of Family Practice to medical students, other specialists, and the general public in the St. Louis Metropolitan area,
  • The promotion of improved health in the St. Louis Community,
  • The promotion of professional development for its members,
  • The encouragement of its members to participate in the education of medical students and residents in the field of family medicine, and
  • The promotion of both awareness of issues affecting the medical practices of its members and cooperative efforts addressing those issues.

Rev. 3/02


Officers, board members and regular members meet with their respective state legislators to talk health issues, share practice and financial concerns, or matters impacting the education, training and practice of family medicine as part of MAFP Advocacy Day in February. Physician, resident and student members’ meetings are arranged by MAFP staff. A Monday evening legislative review session is held the evening before.

Physician members have provided testimony and written letters to governmental bodies about local and state health issues such as the passage of smoking bans. Our group, collectively and individually, communicated its desire for a Family Medicine Department at St. Mary’s Health Center and subsequently, the creation of a new residency program.  Likewise, we’ve written Letters to the Editor and to insurance providers to correct inaccuracies about family medicine in printed materials.


Julie Lawson, Chapter Executive
St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians
(314) 853-6063

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