Lucas County Health Center is proud to recognize Dr. Peter Hoftiezer for recently being awarded the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation “Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians” or “FAAFP”.
Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consists of a minimum of six years of membership to the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research, and serving as a teacher in family medicine.
Fellows of the AAFP are recognized as champions of family medicine. They are physicians dedicated to making family medicine the premier specialty in service to their community and profession.
“Dr. Hoftiezer’s selection to this group of family practice physicians is just an example of his dedication to his profession, LCHC, and the communities we all serve,” said Brian Sims, Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Hoftiezer received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Hoftiezer also serves as vice president on the board of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. He has a passion for teaching and supervises the residency clinic one half day a week in Kirksville, Missouri where he completed his residency. He, his wife Tara, and their five children are proud to call Chariton home.