Family Physicians

The NCAFP: Improving family medicine since 1948

The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians is the state's largest specialty medical association, with a membership of over 3,400 family physicians, Family Medicine residents and medical students. The NCAFP is a federated chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians and was originally chartered in 1948.

Chapter News Briefs
NCAFP Board Chair Dr. Shannon Dowler Highlighted in Asheville Citizen Times Posted On: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 17:01

The Asheville Citizen Times recently ran an excellent feature piece on NCAFP Board Chair and Past President Dr. Shannon Dowler (13).

NC Spin Program Filmed at NCAFP's Winter Meeting Will Be Broadcast on Sunday, January 19th Posted On: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 05:00

NC Spin will be airing a special edition of its program filmed during the Academy's Winter meeting in Asheville last month. The segment will be broadcast on Sunday, January 19th.

Three NCAFP Leaders Appointed to National AAFP Commissions Posted On: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 19:53

Last month, the AAFP announced the physician and Chapter staff appointments to its seven different commissions.

Dr. William Dennis Installed as NCAFP President Posted On: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 20:38

Dr. William Dennis of Henderson, NC, a former reporter, columnist and editor at the Henderson Daily Dispatch, was installed on December 7th as the NCAFP's President for 2013-2014.

Dr. Robert Lane of Hertford, NC, Named 2013 NC Family Physician of the Year Posted On: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 20:48

Inspired at a young age by his own family doctor to pursue a career in medicine, family physician Dr. Robert E. Lane of Hertford, NC, was recognized for his remarkable 40+ year medical career and named North Carolina's 2013 Family Physician of the Year.


  • 2014 Sports Symposium
    June 29th, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • 2014 Mid-Summer Digest
    June 30 - July 4- Myrtle Beach, SC
  • 2014 Winter Family Physicians Weekend
    Dec. 4-7 - Asheville, NC
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