2012 Family Doc Award

James L. Comerci, MD, FAAFP is the 2012 recipient of the Family Doctor of the Year Award from the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians(WVAFP).

The award honors an outstanding, community minded family physician that provides compassionate, comprehensive care.  Candidates are nominated for their service as role models, professionally and personally, in their communities, to other healthcare professionals, physicians in training and medical staff.

Sarah Chouinard, MD, President of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians stated, “ Dr Comerci has shown an impressive commitment to digitizing his practice, to quality improvement, and to keeping current with the business of medicine. He has been a leader in our state for pushing the agenda for implementing electronic health records. As a private doc, there are barriers to implementing technology, and Dr Comerci has demonstrated that with hard work, those barriers can be eliminated. He is the obvious choice for the award because he is has taken the initiative to stay on the innovative edge of medicine and has made sure that WV stays in the game as health care changes for family physicians”.

Founded in 1948, the WVAFP represents 1,000 physicians, family medicine resident physicians and medical students in the state of West Virginia.  It is the largest medical society in West Virginia devoted solely to primary care.

To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP’s positions on issues and clinical are, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media.  For information about healthcare, health conditions and and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer Web site, www.FamilyDoctor.org

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