On May 10, Dr. Kevin Martin began a presidential position at the Washington Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP), the Washington state branch of the American Academy of Family Physicians. His term will continue for one year.
Martin earned his medical degree in 1996 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His residency was completed in 1998 at the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
Since 1998, Martin has been involved with WAFP and served on many committees including; practice transformation, information technology, child and school health and the commission on health care services.
He has also been active in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Martin served four years on the academy’s national level Commission on Quality and Practice from 2007 to 2011.
He chose a career in family medicine because of the opportunity to care for people through various life stages.
“I love the variety and the consistency of family medicine because I get the opportunity to care for people across their life span,” he said.
Martin currently provides services as a family physician at Life Care Physician Services in Lake Tapps. His practice serves residents in a rehabilitation and long-term care atmosphere.
In the past, he has held positions at Sound Family Medicine in Bonney Lake and Evergreen Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, among others.
The WAFP claims over 3000 members including students, residents and physicians. The organization is dedicated to improving and the health care community. Their mission statement is to “Advance and support family physicians in providing optimal health care for all people in Washington State.”
For more information, please visit www.wafp.net