OVERLAND PARK — Members of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians elected officers and leaders at its 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting in June at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park.

The meeting and pre-session brought together 173 family physicians and registrants from across the state of Kansas and offered up to 23.75 AAFP continuing medical education credits.

Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP of Dodge City, was installed on June 15, as the 70th president of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Presley has practiced in Dodge City, since 2010 as a partner of Family Practice Associates of Western Kansas, LLC.

He is currently the Chief of Staff at Western Plains Medical Complex.

Presley was born in Hays, and grew up in Dodge City.

He is a 2000 graduate of Baker University and a 2007 graduate of University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Presley completed his residency at KU-Wichita Via Christi Family Medicine in 2010, and has been board certified since 2010. He served as Chief Resident in 2009-2010.

Presley served as the KAFP District 7 Director prior to being elected secretary in 2015. He received his American Academy of Family Physicians degree of fellow in June 2018.

Presley has served on the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees since 2013 and has been on the Fort Hays State University Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Advisory Board since 2016.

Presley is currently volunteer clinical faculty for the KU School of Medicine medical students and residents.

Presley and his wife, Stella, have three sons. They enjoy their family time playing baseball, basketball, swimming, fishing, and snow skiing.

Presley and Stella help coach their sons’ baseball and basketball teams and are involved in Cub Scouts where Presley is the Cub Master of Pack 162.

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Founded in 1948, the KAFP represents 1,760 physicians and medical students statewide.

It is the only medical society in Kansas devoted solely to primary care. A family physician takes care of the whole family, all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity. Research has proven that people with access to primary care have better health outcomes than those who do not.

In Kansas, approximately one-half of family physicians practice in non-metropolitan areas.

More than 25 percent treat uninsured patients, especially children and families receiving public assistance. The mission of the KAFP is to support and serve family physicians of Kansas as they advance the health of Kansans.

For more information visit the KAFP website at www.kafponline.org.