Local family physician honored for long-term service

August 18, 2000
Santa Paula News
David W. Stegman, M.D., a family physician from Santa Paula, was recently honored for 25 years of membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). the AAFP is the national medical association representing more than 88,000 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students from across the country. The AAFP recognizes Dr. Stegman and pays tribute to those Academy members whose many years of involvement have contributed significantly to the position of prominence family physicians occupy in today’s health care delivery system.The AAFP, founded in 1947, was instrumental in establishing the medical specialty of family practice in 1969. It also was a pioneer in establishing a requirement that its members earn 150 hours of approved continuing medical education every three years.
Family physicians are medical specialists trained to treat a majority of medical problems for all members of the family, from newborns to the elderly.

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