Seeking Nominations for 2022 Family Physician of the Year Award

February 10, 2022

Lauren Heberling
Communications Coordinator

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is calling for nominations for one of its most prestigious awards, the 2022 Family Physician of the Year.

This award recognizes an Ohio family physician who has exhibited extraordinary, beyond-the-call-of-duty merit, and encourages OAFP members and medical students to pursue the ideals of family medicine, and convey these ideals to the public.

With thousands of family physicians providing health care across the state, Ohio is one of the largest, most active chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Nearly 80% of all family physicians are members to the OAFP.

To be nominated for this award, the family physician must:
  • Have 10 years’ post-residency (or equivalent) experience
  • Is currently a member of the OAFP for a meaningful period of time
  • Is currently in practice.

Richard D. Mizer, MD, chief of staff for Adena Greenfield Medical Center, was selected as the 2021 Family Physician of the Year and acknowledged at the 2021 virtual OAFP Annual Meeting in August 2021. Nominations for the 2022 award can be made by any current OAFP member, a local constituent chapter, a family medicine residency program, departments of family medicine, or a community individual. Nominations are due by Friday, March 4.

To nominate your physician, please complete the online nomination form or send a letter of recommendation to:

OAFP Awards Workgroup
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
4075 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214-3296
Fax: 614.267.9191

To check if a physician is a member of the OAFP, please contact Lauren Heberling or call 800.742.7327.

The 2021 Family Physician of the Year will be recognized this summer during the OAFP’s annual meeting. Learn more about the award and view the 2021 Family Physician of the Year award winner’s video on 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.