North Canton Physician Named 2022 Family Physician of the Year

July 26, 2022

Lauren Heberling
Communications Coordinator

The Ohio Academy of Family Physician is pleased to announce that Stanley R. Anderson, MD, FAAFP, will receive its 2022 Family Physician of the Year award.

The OAFP annually presents the Family Physician of the Year Award to an individual who meets and exceeds the criteria of being an outstanding family physician. Other criteria includes maintaining high professional standards and service orientations; providing high quality and family-centered continuing health care; and being active in their community.

Award nominator Mark Bruce explains, “Dr. Anderson exudes energy, compassion, and care that rubs off on those around him…He considers family practice a great first choice that provides an opportunity to improve the life and health of all generations to come.”

Dr. Anderson earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed residency at the Grant Family Medicine Residency Program in Columbus, OH.

He is the president of Jackson Family Practice, an independent, private practice in North Canton, OH, where he has provided full service family medicine care for the past 32 years, including obesity, sports medicine, and mental health care.

David Mallamaci, MD, FAAFP, partner physician at Jackson Family Practice wrote in his letter of support, “From being assigned to him as a medical student, to rotating with him as a resident, then becoming a partner in his practice; Dr. Anderson has overseen the maturation of my medical career serving the role of teacher, mentor, business partner, and good friend.”

Dr. Anderson is a former president of the OAFP, having served on the Board of Directors from 2012-2020, and continues to serve on multiple OAFP committees and resource teams.

“I first got involved with the Academy in 1993 when Gregory Haban, MD, who could no longer commit to the duties required of him as district director, asked me to take his place,” said Dr. Anderson. “At my first meeting, I met so many dedicated and hardworking people that I was instantly hooked. I was honored to be given the opportunity to give back to the specialty of family medicine.”

Dr. Anderson also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and has been an active preceptor for the OAFP Foundation’s Leroy A. Rodgers, MD, Preceptorship Program, helping inspire a new generation of family physicians. Dr. Anderson is a former team physician for multiple high school and college football teams, and uniquely serves his community by hosting his own “Dr. Stan in the Morning” radio program for WHBC 1480 AM, giving daily updates about COVID-19 throughout 2020 and continues to answer medical questions and advise listeners.

“Thank you OAFP staff and leadership for the amazing work and sacrifices that you’ve made. We live in unprecedented times of insecurity and anxiety. The family physician is always there to make our world better,” said Dr. Anderson.

The OAFP congratulates Dr. Anderson for this recognition and thanks him for exemplifying the best qualities of Ohio’s family physicians.

To learn more about the Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award, please visit the OAFP website.

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is a statewide, professional association with more than 5,200 members, including practicing physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, and every disease entity. Family physicians provide comprehensive, continuing care to all members of the family. For more information, please visit


Editor’s Note
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