Nominations sought for annual Family Physician award

DES MOINES- The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Family Physician of the Year.

Each year the IAFP awards one family physician the title “Family Physician of the Year” on the basis of outstanding service to patients and community, and devotion to family medicine.

To nominate a family physician, send letters of nomination to the Iowa Academy describing why their family physician should receive the Family Physician of the Year Award.

Nomination letters should be sent by Aug. 25 to the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, 100 E. Grand Ave., Ste.170, Des Moines, IA 50309 or emailed to kcox@iaafp.org.

The 2014 Iowa Family Physician of Year will be honored during the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Annual Installation and Awards Banquet on November 14, 2014 at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel. In the early part of 2015, the 2014 Iowa Family Physician of the Year will be nominated for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Physician of Year.

Subhash Sahai, M.D., Webster City, was named Family Physician of the Year in 2008.