Dr. Roland Goertz has assumed his role as chairman of the American Academy of Family Physicians' board of directors.
Goertz, Stream assume new AAFP roles
Goertz, of Waco, Texas, previously served a one-year term as president and three years as a member of the AAFP board. The AAFP represents more than 100,000 physicians and medical students nationwide, according to an AAFP news release. The chairman's responsibilities include advocating for family doctors and patients across the country.
Goertz has spent 27 years in the healthcare industry and has served for the past 15 years as CEO of three foundations that oversee operations at the Waco (Texas) Family Health Center.
Separately, the AAFP announced that Dr. Glen Stream assumed the role of president of the academy. Stream, a family physician in Spokane, Wash., spent three years as an AAFP board director and one year as president-elect. At the Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, he has served as a board member, chief privacy officer and medical director of information services. He currently is the practice's chief medical information officer.
Goertz and Stream were elected to their positions by the AAFP's Congress of Delegates.
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