Local Physician Receives Honorary Degree from American Academy of Family Physicians

Okemos, MI — Roufaida Al-Misky, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Oakland, Michigan, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

AAFP is the national medical association representing 133,500 family physicians, family medicine residentphysicians, and medical students. Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicianswho have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development.This year’s fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 17,500 nationwide and 2,375 inMichigan.

AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation, “Fellow of the American Academy ofFamily Physicians,” or “FAAFP.” Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of sixyears of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public serviceprograms outside medical practice, conducting original research, and serving as a teacher in family medicine.The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to require its members to complete a minimum of150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. It is the only medical specialty societydevoted solely to primary care.

AAFP Chair Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP conferred the AAFP Degree of Fellow to Dr. Al-Misky during a convocationceremony held virtually by Michigan Academy of Family Physicians on July 24.

Dr. Al-Misky received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completedresidency at the North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program. She has been inpractice for more than 20 years.

“As a fellow in the AAFP, it is an honor to serve the community. Service is an ideal I strongly uphold. It is aprivilege to treat patients and empower them to be active participants in their medical care,” said Dr. AlMisky.

Dr. Al-Misky is now accepting patients at her new practice, Family Medicine and Wellness, 1579 W. BigBeaver Rd., suite B5, in Troy, Michigan. She can be reached at [email protected]. Please visit herwebsite at dralmisky.com.

About American Academy of Family Physicians

Founded in 1947, AAFP represents 133,500 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the onlymedical society devoted solely to primary care. Michigan Academy of Family Physicians was chartered asa constituent member of AAFP in 1948. Today, MAFP is Michigan’s largest medical specialty association,representing more than 4,200 members. Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits—that’s 192 million visits annually, 48% more than to the next most visited specialty. What’s more, familyphysicians provide the majority of care for America’s underserved rural and urban populations. In theincreasingly fragmented world of healthcare where many medical specialties limit their practice to aparticular organ, disease, age or sex, family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person acrossthe full spectrum of ages and conditions. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patientphysician relationship focused on integrated care. To learn more about AAFP, visit aafp.org. To learn moreabout MAFP, visit mafp.com.