Fact Sheet

Established in 1948, the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians (MassAFP) is the state chapter of the 129,000-member American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The MassAFP represents over 2,050 members and is governed by a 22-member board of directors.

The mission of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians is to assist its members in providing compassionate, high quality health care to the people of Massachusetts. The vision of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians is to provide responsible advocacy, representation and leadership for our members and to promote the specialty of family medicine through public awareness and patient education.


Family Medicine

Family Medicine is the medical specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive primary health care for the individual and family. Family Medicine integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences and its scope encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.


Family Physicians

More patients are seen by family physicians than any other specialty. Family physicians devote their careers to advocating for their patients' needs, taking responsibility for their long-term care, and developing long lasting relationships.

Family physicians:

Serve as the entry point for most of a patient's health care needs

Can diagnose and treat 85% of all ailments

Coordinate the best possible care when other specialists are needed, including the consultants, health services and community resources.

Family Medicine is the medical specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive primary health care for the individual and family. Family Medicine integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences and its scope encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.



MASSAFP CONTACT

For more information on the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians, contact:

Tricia Kennedy, Chapter Executive

Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians

(781) 434-7317

MassAFP.org



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