Nominations Open For 2023 Citizen Doctor Of The Year Award


 The “Citizen Doctor of the Year” award was originated to recognize a Family Physician of strong moral values whose deeds and actions exemplified the characteristic of service before self, and that magnify the principle of the specialty of Family Medicine’s focus on compassion and caring for the wellbeing of our patients and communities.  Past recipients of this award have pioneered advances in medical education, research, patient care and community service for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Nominations Committee is making its first call for nominees for this award.  Please consider Family Physicians you know who would represent Kentucky as the “the most outstanding physician who will be recognized by their peers.”  Groups or individuals have the opportunity to submit nominations. The physician selected will be recognized in the public relations efforts of the KAFP, and will be forwarded as the Kentucky nominee for the prestigious AAFP’s “Family Physician of the Year” award.

Guidelines for selection:                                                          

 - Provides their community with compassionate, comprehensive and caring medical service on a continuing basis. 

 - Is directly and effectively involved in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life in their home area.

 - Provides a credible role model, emulating the Family Physician as a healer and human being to their community.

- Maintains professionalism in the service and art of medicine to colleagues and other allied health professionals

Specific to Kentucky:

- Has been in Family Medicine Practice for at least 5 consecutive years.

 - Should be board-certified through the American Board of Family Medicine

 - Must be an active member in the KAFP (call 1-888-287-9339 to verify)

 - Should be a member in good standing in his/her community

To Nominate a Physician, the following information (not over 10 pages) must be included to be considered:

  1. Name, address, and phone number(s) of the nominee;
  2. Name, address, and phone number(s) of the nominating individual;
  3. Letter of nomination from nominating individual (no more than two pages in length);
  4. A current CV provided by the nominee;
  5.  Two or three letters of support in any combination of below:
    1. from their colleagues,
    2. from their community;
  6. Other supportive material, as appropriate
  7. Nomination Deadline:  August 25, 2023
  8. Mail to:  KAFP, P.O. Box 1444, Ashland, KY  41105 or emailed in a PDF format to or
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