The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians proudly announces the candidacy of Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, for president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

After serving for three years on the AAFP Board of Directors and nearly 30 years as a dedicated family physician, Gary knows both the challenges and joys of primary care. Framing his work through the lens of first-hand experience, Dr. LeRoy provides a strong voice for family physicians and the patients they serve.

Like many of you that practice frontline family medicine, he knows the burdens of keeping a clinic financially viable and the heartfelt value of relationships forged through trust over years and generations of patients. Like many of you, Gary inspires the next generation of family physicians through selfless guidance, critical listening, and practical life advice.

So you see, whether it is meeting with legislators on a critical piece of health care legislation, advocating for vulnerable populations, or amplifying the need for physician wellness through the alleviation of administrative burdens, Dr. LeRoy is our champion of family medicine. He always has been, and always will be.

Gary is ready to continue carrying the torch of family medicine at the AAFP’s highest post and asks for your support. At this year’s AAFP Congress of Delegates, vote for Dr. Gary LeRoy for president-elect and reconfirm Gary’s vision to provide all AAFP members with hope for a better today and an astonishingly joyful future.