About AzAFP

Who We Are & What We Do

We are a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. We serve Arizona Family Physicians by providing them with quality, evidence based continuing medical education. We represent Family Physicians and their interests before the AZ legislature, AZ Boards & Commissions and the AZ Executive Branch.

Who We Are

Founded in 1949, the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AzAFP) is a nonprofit professional membership association representing approximately 2,500 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 126,000 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 AzAFP Helps

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.

AzAFP Board of Directors