About us

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Who We Are

Founded in 1949, the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AzAFP) is a nonprofit professional membership association representing approximately 1,500 allopathic and osteopathic physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students statewide. The AzAFP is the state component of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the largest medical specialty association in the country, with approximately 96,000 members.

What Family Physicians Do

Family physicians are specialists qualified to treat at least 85% of the average persons medical problems and are trained to recognize the cases that require referral to other specialists. Family physicians provide care to the entire family, including children, pregnant women, and older adults.

How We Help

The AzAFP is dedicated to promoting the health of the people in Arizona by representing and promoting the specialty of family medicine and supporting AzAFP members in their professional development and service to the people of Arizona. Member services include high-quality continuing medical education, public and government affairs programs, practice support, advocacy and communication through a newsletter, quarterly magazine, tobacco use prevention and cessation programs, committee work, and networking opportunities.

AzAFP Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians is to enhance the health of the people in Arizona by promoting the specialty of Family Medicine and by supporting our members’ professional development and scope of service.

Our New Strategic Plan- September 2016


Our latest Magazine- The Family Physician Focus

FPF Summer 2016 Edition

 Bios of 2017-18 Candidates for Board

Kristina Diaz AzAFP Biomatrix for Board Spot

Anthony Dekker biomatrix2018

Melody Jordahl-Iafrato biomatrix2017

Andrew carroll_biomatrix17