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June 19 - 22, 2014    Seward
, Alaska

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Alaska Academy of Family Physicians is to improve the health of our patients, their families and the Alaskan people; to advance and represent the specialty of Family Practice; and to serve with professionalism and creativity the unique needs of our members.


November 8 - 9, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska

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1201 E 36th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99508

March 13 - 15, 2015
Girdwood, Alaska

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Dr. Head named 2014
Alaska Family Physicians of the Year!

Help Support John Cullen, MD run for a three year term on the Board of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

To the Members of the Alaskan Academy of Family Physicians,

For the last 18 years I have served as delegate or alternate delegate to the policy making body of the AAFP, the congress of Delegates.  I have also served as president of the AKAFP for two separate terms.  It is time to either step down as delegate or pursue other avenues.   I have decided to run for a three year term on the Board of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

My involvement with our chapter started when I moved to Valdez.  I joined the academy and took a position within the leadership as a way to remain connected to other physicians outside of Valdez.  I was worried about professional isolation.

These connections served me well when our community, hospital, and physician group went through some very difficult times, and allowed me to tackle a situation that I would not have been able to handle alone. 

I have served on several committees for the AAFP, and most recently on an advisory committee on rural health for Health and Human Services.   I have a fairly good idea of the challenges our specialty faces and the value that we bring to our national and state health care system.

I am greatly worried about the primary care shortage we will be facing and the expectations of insurers and government agencies for information that our medical record systems cannot deliver.  I think we should be valued more as the only specialty that reduces cost and increases longevity.   Family medicine is the way to fix our health care system and we need to be in control.

I would like your support for my bid to become elected to the AAFP board.  I think that an Alaskan high latitude perspective is useful for our national organization.  We tend to see things clearly.   The election will be in Washington DC at the AAFP Congress of Delegates October 20 - 22, 2014 just before the Scientific Assembly in DC October 21-25, 2014 .  I would love it if you could come to DC and help me campaign.   We are going to have a lot of fun.

John Cullen MD


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