American Academy of Family Physicians selects Family First Health physician Dr. Wanda Filer as president-elect
York, Pa. (Oct. 22, 2014) – Family First Health is pleased to announce that family physician Dr. Wanda Filer has been selected by the American Academy of Family Physicians as its president-elect. Dr. Filer was elected into her position as part of the 2014 meeting of The Congress of Delegates, the Academy’s policy-making body, held over two-and-a-half days in Washington, D.C., Oct. 20-22. She will assume her role of president of AAFP in fall 2015.
A part-time family physician with Family First Health, Dr. Filer joined the federally qualified health center in 2012 and works at the George Street Center in York and the Hanover Center. She also founded the Strategic Health Institute and is involved on the local and national levels with health improvement and advocacy development.
Dr. Filer served as Pennsylvania’s first Physician General and has worked extensively with the media, including 18 years as a health correspondent for WGAL News 8 in Lancaster.
She earned her doctorate from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and completed her residency in family medicine at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, N.J., where she also served as chief resident. She completed her MBA in 2009 at Pennsylvania State University Executive MBA Program.
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
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About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to providing a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services at its sites on South George Street in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Family First Health offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and accepts most other health insurances. For more information regarding the programs and services offered through Family First Health, please visit the website at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.