Missouri Academy Installs New Officers

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release
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Laurie Bernskoetter
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June 20, 2014 – Missouri Academy Installs New Officers

The Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) installed new officers during the Awards and Installation Dinner in conjunction with MAFP’s 66th Annual Meeting in Lake Ozark, Missouri, on June 7, 2014. Serving as President last year, William Fish, MD, FAAFP, Lake Ozark, Missouri, subsequently became Board Chair of the family medicine group.  Other officers include President Daniel Purdom, MD, FAAFP, of Liberty; President-elect Peter Koopman, MD, FAAFP, of Columbia; Vice President Kathleen Eubanks-Meng, DO of Blue Springs; and Secretary-Treasurer James Stevermer, MD, FAAFP of Fulton.

Fish (Board Chair)
William Fish, MD, FAAFP, attended medical school at University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine and completed his residency at Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Fish practiced in Liberty, Missouri for thirty years and relocated with his wife, Mary Beth, to Lake Ozark, Missouri in January.  He practices full time in Lake Ozark and has three children living in Omaha, Liberty and Beijing, China. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Fish has been a member of the MAFP since 1984 and served as MAFP Advocacy Commission Chair from 2008-2011.

Purdom (President)
Daniel Purdom, MD, FAAFP, of Liberty, Missouri, was installed as the 66th President of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) during the Awards and Installation Dinner in conjunction with MAFP’s Annual Meeting in Lake Ozark, Missouri, on June 7, 2014. Dr. Purdom is a board certified family physician who resides in Liberty, Missouri with his wife Karyn. Dr. Purdom is a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine and has served as the faculty advisor for the Sojourner Clinic, a student-run free clinic for the homeless in downtown Kansas City, for the past ten years. He also serves as the medical director of a community health center and as the medical director of the Clay County Health Department.

Koopman (President-elect)
Peter J. Koopman, MD, FAAFP, of Columbia, Missouri, was installed as President-elect of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) during the Awards and Installation Dinner in conjunction with MAFP’s Annual Meeting in Lake Ozark, Missouri, on June 7, 2014. Dr. Koopman is Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri – Columbia where he divides his time between seeing patients and teaching medical students and Family Medicine residents.

Eubanks-Meng (Vice President)
Kathleen Eubanks-Meng, DO, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was installed as Vice President of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) during the Awards and Installation Dinner in conjunction with MAFP’s Annual Meeting in Lake Ozark, Missouri, on June 7, 2014. Dr. Eubanks-Meng is a board certified family physician who resides in Blue Springs, Missouri, with her husband, Mark Meng and their three daughters. She is in a physician owned practice in Lee’s Summit, Summit Family and Sports Medicine, where she practices patient centered care. She is a clinical preceptor for KCUMB and UMKC. She enjoys serving in the Eastern Jackson County community on the Child Abuse Prevention Association’s Board of Directors and is actively involved volunteering in the Blue Springs School District. She also serves as the MAFP Membership Services Commission Co-Chair.

Stevermer (Secretary-Treasurer)
James Stevermer, MD, FAAFP, of Fulton, Missouri, was installed as Secretary-Treasurer of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) during the Awards and Installation Dinner in conjunction with MAFP’s Annual Meeting in Lake Ozark, Missouri, on June 7, 2014. Dr. Stevermer is a Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at University of Missouri Health System, Columbia. He is also the medical director of Callaway Physicians and the MU Area Health Education Center.

About the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP)
Founded in 1947, the MAFP is a non-profit professional medical society of more than 2,000 physicians, residents and medical students across the state.  Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is nearly 214 million office visits each year — nearly 74 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. Headquartered in Jefferson City, the MAFP is dedicated to optimizing the health of patients, families, and communities of Missouri through patient care, advocacy, education, and research.  The MAFP is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), representing 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide.  It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. The AAFP is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.

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