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Family Physicians Present Legislative Achievement Award to Kerrick Lawmaker

Wednesday, August 29, 2012  
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St. Louis Park, MN — Senator Tony Lourey received top honors from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) for his successes in the legislature.

The Academy presented State Senator Tony Lourey, Kerrick, with the 2012 Legislative Achievement Award at his office on August 21. The award was presented in recognition of his continued work in support of family physicians, especially in rural areas, and to ensure that the Provider Peer Grouping Program becomes a useful tool for physicians, hospitals, and patients in improving health care. MAFP President Julie Anderson, M.D., said that "Minnesota is fortunate to have legislators like Sen. Lourey who are willing and able to tackle the complexities of the health care system and lead the charge for change.”

The Legislative Achievement Award is given to state or federal legislators from Minnesota in recognition of a specific action that has benefited patients of family medicine.

Sen. Lourey is pictured with MAFP Legislative Committee Chair, Philip Stoyke, M.D., MAFP President-Elect, Daron Gersch, M.D., MAFP President Julie Anderson, and Executive Vice President, Virginia Barzan.

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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