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Monticello Doctor Receives 2012 Merit Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians

Friday, April 27, 2012  
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Glenn Nemec, M.D., received the 2012 Merit Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). The Merit Award recognizes a family physician who has worked diligently through the Academy to further the ideals of family medicine. Candidates are nominated by MAFP members.

Dr. Nemec is a family physician at the Monticello Clinic. He was recognized for his long track record of MAFP activism. Dr. Nemec has been an integral member of the Commnications/Public Relations Committee for more than a decade and has willingly served as chair for five terms.

Fellow doctors and Academy staff describe Dr. Nemec as good-natured, easy to work with and extremely loyal. Some examples of his work include making classroom appearances to help kids stay tobacco-free, assisting with patient education news releases and serving as the "face” for the MAFP Flu Vaccination Challenge for Health Care Workers. He also makes himself available for media interviews when possible. Dr. Nemec is also a well-respected preceptor for the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) and freely gives his time in that arena as well.

MAFP member, Keith Stelter, M.D., nominated Dr. Nemec for the award. "Dr. Nemec has done much to enhance the future of family medicine and its public image through his many years of work. From staffing the Family Physician Phone Bank to writing articles for newspapers, Dr. Nemec has done it all,” he said.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.

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