Arizona Physician Chosen AAFP Family Physician of the Year – Newsletter

Arizona Physician Chosen AAFP Family Physician of the Year – Newsletter – Brief Article

Matthew Neff

The AAFP Congress of Delegates named Eric M. Ossowski, M.D., a practicing family physician from Phoenix, the 2004 AAFP Family Physician of the Year. Dr. Ossowski has been a member of the family practice department at Phoenix Indian Medical Center for 22 years and chief of family and primary care medicine for the past 13 years. He helped develop the geriatrics program and smoking cessation program at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center that serves over 39 tribes in the southwest United States. He has also been active in tobacco control issues in Arizona as a member of Arizonans Concerned about Smoking & Chewing Inc. and by supporting the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians’ Tar Wars program. As a captain with the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, Dr. Ossowski received the USPHS Commendation Medal in 1987 and 1993 and the Achievement Medal in 1995. In 2002, he was named the Phoenix Area Clinical Employee of the Year. Dr. Ossowski received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical Schools in Duluth and Minneapolis, and completed a family practice residency at the Duluth Family Practice Residency program.

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