December 4, 2021
Dimitrios P. (Takie) Hondros, MD, a Mecklenburg County family physician, was installed as President of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) for a one-year term during the organization’s annual meeting in Asheville.
Dr. Hondros completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and attended medical school at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in family medicine at the former Carolinas Medical Center (now Atrium) Family Medicine Residency in Charlotte, NC, where he served as chief resident. For the past 16 years, he has practiced Family Medicine in Matthews, NC. He is currently in independent practice with Avance Care in Matthews.
In his inaugural address to NCAFP members, Dr. Hondros talked about the importance of mentors and having a community of support. “The NCAFP is a place where folks come together, interact, exchange ideas and reaffirm why they currently are or will choose family medicine as their career. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my mentors…. As healthcare quickly changes, family medicine will be at the forefront of how we deliver care to our patients. We can only do that if we support, teach and cultivate the love of family medicine to future generations.”
Dr. Hondros has been involved with the Academy since the start of medical school, having served on many state committees and as student representative to the NCAFP Board. He later served on the NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees, and has more recently served as an at-large physician member and Executive Committee member of the NCAFP Board. Dr. Hondros also regularly precepts both medical students and physician assistant students.
Dr. Hondros lives in Matthews with his wife and three children.
Other individuals installed as officers of the NCAFP included:
President-Elect Dr. Shauna Guthrie, MPH
Shauna Guthrie, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a Henderson family physician, was installed as President-Elect of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) for a one-year term during the organization’s annual meeting in Asheville.
Dr. Guthrie completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas and attended medical school at the Drexel University School of Medicine. She completed residency training in family medicine at the New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. After finishing her family medicine residency, Dr. Guthrie stayed in New Hampshire to complete the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency, where she also completed her Master’s in Public Health degree with a focus on quality improvement. She currently is the medical director at Granville Vance Public Health, a district health department where she also provides full-scope outpatient primary care services. She is also owner of Sunflower Direct Primary Care in Henderson.
Prior to moving to North Carolina, Dr. Guthrie was an active member of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians, where she served as the resident representative to the Board. She has been on the board of the NCAFP for the past six years and this year served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the NCAFP Executive Committee. She enjoys giving back to the profession by teaching medical students and residents.
Dr. Guthrie lives in Henderson, where she enjoys music, reading, cooking, and caring for her dog and chickens.
Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Garett Franklin
Garett R. Franklin, MD, a Raleigh family physician, was installed as Secretary/Treasurer of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) for a one-year term during the organization’s Annual Meeting in Asheville.
A native of Drexel in the foothills of North Carolina, Dr. Franklin attended North Carolina State University graduating with a BS in engineering in 2003, a BA in chemistry in 2007 and a Masters of Physiology in 2008. He completed medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 2012 and went on to complete his family medicine residency and a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He became involved in the NCAFP’s advocacy efforts as a resident at Wake Forest and has served on the Board of Directors for the last four years.
Dr. Franklin practices family medicine and sports medicine at Raleigh Medical Group/Cary Medical Group in Raleigh, while also working at NC State University as a team physician. He is active in academic and clinical research and many advocacy projects. Dr. Franklin and his wife have a son and daughter and live in Raleigh.
Immediate Past President: Dr. Jessica Triche
Jessica L. Triche, MD, a family physician from Bath, N.C., was installed as Immediate Past President of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, Inc. (NCAFP) during the organization’s Annual Meeting in Asheville. Dr. Triche currently serves patients at Vidant Family Medicine-Chocowinity.
Dr. Triche attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate and completed medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She completed her residency in family medicine at Cone Health in Greensboro, NC, where she served as co-chief resident.
Dr. Triche enjoys seeing a variety of patients as well as teaching medical students. She is a graduate of both the Vidant’s Physician Leadership Institute as well as the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation’s Leadership College and completed its Health Care Leadership and Management (HCLM) Program in 2018. Dr. Triche is currently involved in a number of leadership roles within the Vidant system.