Published: 11/01/2013

Local Family Doctor Named as President-Elect of The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and Foundation

Douglas A. Spotts, MD, FAAFP, has been named President-Elect of The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians for the 2013-2014 leadership year.
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and its Foundation (PAFP/F) provides continuing medical education, advocacy on the state government level, practice management, and a host of other services to help Pennsylvania’s family physicians better treat their patients.
As President-Elect, Dr. Spotts performs duties in the President’s absence and is set to serve as President for the 2014-2015 leadership year. Presidential duties include presiding at all board of directors meetings, appointing commissions and committees, and making media appearances, performing interviews, and acting as spokesperson for the PAFP/F.
Currently, Dr. Spotts serves as Chair for the Planning Commission for the PAFP/F. The commission annually reviews the strategic plan and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors. He is also the Chapter Trustee of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and an Alumni Trustee of Juniata College.
Dr. Spotts received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Juniata College and medical degree at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed an internship as well as his residency at Harrisburg Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Spotts serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer at Evangelical Community Hospital. He practices family medicine for people of all ages at Family Medical Care located at 45 Forestwood Drive, Lewisburg, (570) 524-4242.
About Evangelical:
Evangelical Community Hospital received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, making it one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience.
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,460 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.
About the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians & Foundation:
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and its Foundation supports its members (including nearly 80 percent of Pennsylvania family physicians) through advocacy and education to ensure a patient centered medical home for every Pennsylvanian. The Academy and its Foundation are the leading influential resource among family physicians and physicians in training in Pennsylvania; the primary voice on health care issues with state legislative and administrative branches of government, media and professional health organizations; and the leader on health care issues in the community.