Our Mission

The Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians exists to support and advocate for Tennessee family physicians as leaders and providers of quality, comprehensive, patient-centered medical care.

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Our Vision

The Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians will invigorate and empower Family Physicians in their efforts to enhance the health and wellness of Tennesseans.

Family Physician of the Year

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The Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Physician of the Year Award is bestowed upon an individual who exemplifies the ideal Family Physician and who has made an outstanding contribution to Family Medicine, and to the advancement of health and/or medical training and medical education. This year’s recipient, Kelly Arnold M.D. of Chattanooga, meets all of these criteria with dignity and outstanding commitment to Family Medicine in Tennessee.

Distinguished Service Award

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The Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians’ John S. Derryberry M.D. Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual, or individuals, whom the Tennessee AFP feels has demonstrated exemplary leadership and character, along with outstanding and distinguished service to the family physicians in Tennessee. The award is named in honor of the late John S. Derryberry, M.D., Shelbyville, who served the Tennessee Academy and American Academy of Family Physicians with honor and distinction from 1964 until his passing in 1998. This year’s recipient of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians’ 2020 John S. Derryberry M.D. Distinguished Service Award, Beth Anne Fox, M.D. of Kingsport, has served family medicine and the TNAFP in an exemplary manner for many years, and continues that service today.

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Educational Collaborative Between the TNAFP and ProTime, LLC

The Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians is excited, and extremely pleased, to announce a 2021 educational collaborative between the TNAFP and ProTime, LLC in 2021 on “Practice Enhancement Through Clinically Correct Coding in Family Medicine.” This 20-session educational platform, was designed by Nick Ulmer, M.D., CPC, family physician in South Carolina, to assist TNAFP members in successful navigation of the business of medicine. The sessions being offered are to promote quality of care delivery and to assist in the economic side of practice enhancement.

The AAFP has reviewed “Practice Enhancement Through Clinically Correct Coding in Family Medicine, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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About Us

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CME Opportunities

Learn about our two annual conferences held each year: the Practice Enhancement Seminar and the Scientific Assembly

Residents & Medical Students

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National Members

2,500

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150

Required Credit Hours

70

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