By Scott Tedrick
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAWP) has announced that local resident and ACMC family physician, Kenneth Carter, M.D., is one of three finalists for the 2014 Family Physician of the Year Award.
I think it’s great. I think he deserves it,” said Granite Falls Hospital Administrator and CEO George Gerlach. “He and Dr. Darrell [Carter] have been the backbone of our medical staff for as long as I’ve been here. He’s been the Chief of Staff and headed a variety of departments. He’s a big part of the healthcare community and I’m glad he was nominated and I am glad he’s a finalist.”
Family physicians were nominated for the award by patients and colleagues. The MAWP Board of Directors will select a winner after reviewing each finalist’s qualifications and reading nomination letters received on their behalf. It is asked that no additional letters be sent.
The 2014 Family Physician of the Year will be recognized at the MAWP Annual Meeting on April 11. The other finalists include Dr. Sheldon Burns, Edina and Dr. Patrick Zooks, St. Cloud.
The Family Physician of the Year Award is presented annually to a family physician who represents the highest ideals of the specialty of family medicine, including caring, comprehensive medical service, community involvement and service as a role model.
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAWP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.