Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education/Kingsport Center

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 Dr. Blackwelder is originally from Atlanta, GA, but considers Northeast Tennessee home now. He graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, cum laude. After completing his residency and a teaching fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Blackwelder became "a simple country doctor" in Trenton, GA, a town of 1400. This experience opened his eyes as to how much fun practicing medicine can be, as well as revealed how bizarrely our medical education system is structured, even back then. Dr. Blackwelder decided to return to an academic setting to try to change what I could from within the system. Dr. Blackwelder used his practice experiences to fill in gaps left by his traditional allopathic training.   He is always looking to integrate different healing systems when caring for his patients, and routinely prescribe botanical and allopathic medications, provide osteopathic diagnosis and treatment, discuss exercise and nutritional issues, explore a person's emotional and spiritual support systems and healthcare preferences. Dr. Blackwelder considers himself blessed to be able to care for patients, teach medical students, residents, and other family physicians and work to make things better in each arena.  Dr. Blackwelder has been honored to serve his patients, communities, students, residents, peers and specialty by participating in many different roles in the state and National Academies of Family Medicine. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In this role Dr. Blackwelder considers himself to be at the forefront in the debates about payment reform, GME funding and process, and the scope of his specialty. Dr. Blackwelder acknowledges that Family Medicine is the foundation of an efficient and cost-effective system of Patient-Centered Medical Homes.  Dr. Blackwelder and his wife Alex relax at their home, a Certified National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat, with their wildflowers, herbs and two dogs, and a cat. Dr. Blackwelder's hobbies include jewelry-making, crafting wood pens on a lathe, bicycling, reading, and going to 18th century period rendezvous. Dr. Blackwelder can be reached at

 

 

Scholarly Activities

2013

Service To Professional Organizations

Blackwelder R. President, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): 2012-2013

 

2012

Papers, Abstracts, and/or Poster Presentations: 

Regional and National

Brummel M, Blackwelder R, Fox B, Stockwell G, and Moore J. Rapid resident skills evaluation using the integrated OSCE. Presented at the 45th Annual Spring Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). April 26, 2012; Seattle, Washington.

Other Scholarly Activities:

Elected to the position of president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  As president-elect Dr. Blackwelder will advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients to influence positive change in the US health care system.  His term of office is three years and will began in September 2013.  The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. (information taken from ETSU College of Medicine press release, dated October 26, 2012).

Blackwelder, R. Podcast on 5/31. This is the live broadcast that is available for download on Mp3. Here is the link http://www.familymedicinerocks.com/family-medicine-rocks-blog/2012/5/31/dr-reid-blackwelder-interview.html

Blackwelder, R. On 5/9, I wrote a blog piece for Academy News Now on advocacy for medical students. The link is http://blogs.aafp.org/cfr/leadervoices/search?q=blackwelder

Blackwelder, R. The Family Physician of the Future – The Atlantic. The link ishttp: //www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/06/the -family-physician-of-the-future/240540

 

2010

Other Accomplishments:

Blackwelder, R. Member of Biltmore 2010 Who's Who of Registry of Excutives and Professionals.

Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations:
Regional and National

Blackwelder, R. Healthcare reform issues. Presented at the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. November 10-13;

Blackwelder R. Patient centered medicine: Transforming healthcare. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Hospital Association. October 5, 2010; Nashville, TN.

Blackwelder R. Patient centered approach to pain management. Presented at Grand Rounds Department of Psychiatry, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. September 22, 2010; Bristol, TN.

Blackwelder R. Family medicine course. Presented several topics at the Osler Institute. May 17-18, 2010; Tampa, FL.

Blackwelder R. A practical approach to patient-centered medicine. Presented at the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association Conference. May 21, 2010; Gatlinburg, TN.

Stockwell G, Fox B, Blackwelder R. Goal-directed learning: Early assessment and individualized education plans for family medicine interns. Presented at the 43rd Annual Spring Conference, Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM). April 25, 2010; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. PDF

Invited Presentations:

Blackwelder R. Patient centered medicine. Presented to Medical Students. May 20, 2010; ETSU, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder R. Practice of Medicine in Diabetes. Presented to Junior Medical Students. April 6, 2010; ETSU, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder R. Advanced EKG's, patient-centered medicine. Keystone speech presented to Senior Medical Students. April 6, 2010; ETSU, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder R. String of pearls session. Presented to Senior Medical Students. April 16, 2010; ETSU, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN.

Other Scholarly Activities:

Blackwelder R. Awarded Scarlet Sash for 2010 by Senior Medical Students.

Blackwelder R. Attended the AAFP Commission of Finance and Insurance as the AAFP Board Liason.

Blackwelder R. Attended the AAFP Board of Directors Meeting.

Blackwelder R. Attended the AAFP National Conference of Special Constituents.

2009

Invited Presentations:

Blackwelder R. Instructor for the Osler Family Medicine Review Course; July 2-4, 2009; Chicago, IL.

Blackwelder R. Practical approaches to integrative medicine. Presented at: The Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians Summer Seminar; July 10-11, 2009; Burns, TN.

Blackwelder, R. Presented various topics to the Osler Family Medicine Review Course; May 3-6, 2009; Tampa, FL.

Blackwelder, R. Complimentary and alternative medicine update. Presented at: The Keystone Transition to Residency Course, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; April 8, 2009; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder, R. Problem EKG workshop. Presented at: The Keystone Transition to Residency Course, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; April 8, 2009; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder, R. Career day presentation. Presented at: East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine; April 27, 2009; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder R. Jeopardy Presention. Presented to East Tennessee State University's Family Medicine Interest Group; March 16, 2009; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder R. Healer's Art Lecture. Presented to East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine Students; March 19, 2009; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder R. Faculty Mentor at the National Circle of Healers Retreat at the Geshundteit Institute in Lewisburg, WVA sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, January 9-11, 2009.

Other Scholarly Activities:

Blackwelder R. Residency expectations. Presented at: Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; July 1, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder R. Healing herbs: Lecture and garden tour. Presented at: James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Appalachian Preceptorship Group; July 13, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder R. EKG Skills. Presented at: Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; July 13, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder R. Practicing medicine cases. Presented at: Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; July 15, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder R. Say it again-medical translation for patients. Presented at: Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; July 16, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder R. Differential diagnoses. Presented at: Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; July 21, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder R. Why I'm a Family Doc. Presented at: Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; July 23, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder R. EKG Beginning and Advanced. Presented at: Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; July 23, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder, R. EKG and Why I'm a family doc. Presented at: Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; May 14, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder R. Graduate Medical Education Overview with the Junior Medical Students. Presented to East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine; March 6, 2009; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder, R. Nonhormonal management of menopause. AAFP Home Study Self-Assessment, Audiotape and Booklet No. 358; March 10, 2009.

Blackwelder R. Why I'm a Family Doc. Presented at: Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; March 12, 2009; Kingsport, TN.

Other Accomplishments:

Blackwelder R. Instructor for ETSU Healer's Art Course-Spring Semester 2009 teaching a total of five three hour sessions to first through fourth year medical students.

Blackwelder R. Attended and represented Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program at the Preceptor Advisory Group Meeting held in Johnson City, TN on February 21, 2009.

2008

Journal Publications:

Blackwelder RB. Letter to the Editor: Use of hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms. In: CME Bulletin of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 2008;7(4).

Invited Presentations: 

Blackwelder RB. Wellness topics. Presented at: Physical Therapy Students Group at East Tennessee State University; August 6, 2008; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder RB. Presented at: OB Grand Rounds at Johnson City Medical Center; August 13, 2008; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder RB. Surviving medical school. Presented at: Family Medicine Interest Group at James H. Quillen College of Medicine; August 18, 2008; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder RB. Prescribing controlled drugs: A patient centered approach. Presented at: Medical Grand Rounds at Bristol Regional Hospital; June 24, 2008; Bristol, TN.

Blackwelder RB. Presented many topics at: Osler Family Medicine Review Course; July 14-15, 2008; Chicago, IL.

Blackwelder RB. Patient-centered care: Transforming our practices. Presented at: Wellmont Sullivan Outpatient Rehab Center; July 29, 2008; Kingsport, TN.

Blackwelder RB. Surviving medical school and residency: Practical approach to wellness. Presented at: National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students; July 31-Aug 1, 2008; Kansas City, MO

Blackwelder R. Managing common skin conditions in adults. Presented at: AAFP Board Review Course; June 1-4, 2008; Seattle, WA.

Blackwelder R. Case discussions in common dermatologic problems. Presented at: AAFP Board Review Course; June 1-4, 2008; Seattle, WA.

Blackwelder R. Case discussions in common dermatologic problems. Presented at: AAFP Board Review Course; June 23, 2008; Greensboro, NC.

Blackwelder R. Prescribing controlled drugs safely. Presented at: Ray Massengill Grand Rounds; June 24, 2008; Bristol, TN.

Blackwelder R. Managing common skin conditions. Presented at: AAFP Board Review Course; May 1, 2008; Kansas City, MO.

Blackwelder R. Case discussions in common dermatologic problems. Presented at: AAFP Board Review Course; May 1, 2008; Kansas City, MO.

Blackwelder R. Patient centered care: Transforming our practices. Presented at: The Christine LaGuardia-Phillips Cancer Center during the Oncology Update 2008; May 16, 2008; Kingsport, TN.

May M, Beaulieu A, Blackwelder RB. Prescription for personal wellness for physicians. Workshop presented at: AAFP Women's Health and Wellness Conference; March 27-30, 2008; Phoenix, AZ.

May M, Beaulieu A, Blackwelder RB. Integrative approaches to menopause. Workshop presented at: AAFP Women's Health and Wellness Conference; March 27-30, 2008; Phoenix, AZ.

May M, Beaulieu A, Blackwelder RB. The use of supplements in patients with breast cancer. Workshop presented at: AAFP Women's Health and Wellness Conference; March 27-30, 2008; Phoenix, AZ.

May M, Beaulieu A, Blackwelder RB. Creating ceremony in your life. Workshop presented at: AAFP Women's Health and Wellness Conference; March 27-30, 2008; Phoenix, AZ.

May M, Beaulieu A, Blackwelder RB. Non-invasive obstetrics. Workshop presented at: AAFP Women's Health and Wellness Conference; March 27-30, 2008; Phoenix, AZ.

Moore, J, Blackwelder RB, Hooks M, Loyd S, Mills D, Smalligan R, Smith JK, Kwasigroch T. String of pearls. East Tennessee State University; April 18, 2008; Johnson City, TN.

Blackwelder RB. Patient centered medicine: Transforming our patient care. Presented at: Wellmont Oncology Update; May 2008; Kingsport, TN.

Other Scholarly Activities:

Blackwelder RB. Awarded the 2008 Exemplary Teacher Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Blackwelder RB. Received the degree of Fellow of the AAFP by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Blackwelder RB. Member of the ABFM ITE Review Committee.

Blackwelder RB. Awarded the 2008 John S. Derryberry Distinguished Service Award by the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians.

Blackwelder RB. "Doc of the Day" for the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians. February 19, 2008; Nashville, TN.

Member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools candidacy site review team for the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. March 4-6, 2008; Austin, TX.

Other Accomplishments:

Blackwelder RB. Selected for America's Top Family Doctors-2008 by Consumer's Research Council of America.

2007

Books or Chapters:

"Complimentary Medicine and Clinical Practice", Family Systems and Health, 2007, vol. 25, #3. Book Review.

Invited Presentations:

"Proper Prescribing Practices Schedule II Prescription Drug Abuse" at the Millennium Center for the Tennessee Medical Association on 9/12/07.

"Joint Injections, Geriatric Wellness and Hematology and Oncology Case Presentations", presentations at the AAFP Geriatric Medicine for the Family Physician Conference, Horseshoe Bay, TX on 9/18 to 9/22/07.

STFM Behavioral Medicine Conference attendee, Chicago, IL on 9/28 to 9/30/07.

AAFP Scientific Assembly and Board Meeting attendee, Chicago, IL on 10/3 to 10/5.

Presented at the AAFP Board Review Course, Greensboro, NC. June 28th on "Common Dermatologic Problems in Family Medicine."

National Conference Family Medicine Residents and Medical Student Recruitment Fair, Kansas City, MO, 8/2-8/4/07.

NCFMRMS Town Hall Meeting presented on the "New Model of Medical Care in Residency Training", Kansas City, MO, 8/2/07.

NCFMRMS Town Hall Meeting, presented twice on "Wellness in a Medical Career: Practical and Experiential Points for Wellness", Kansas City, MO, 8/3/07.

Attended AAFP Southeast Forum Board Meeting, Asheville, NC on 8/18 to 8/19/07.

AFP/AFM Live! Presentation on Diabetes, August 24, 2007, Detroit, MI.

Presented at the AAFP Board Review Course, Greensboro, NC, June 28, 2007, on "Common Dermatologic Problems in Family Medicine.

"Butts and Seats" Derrieres in Chairs", presented at the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Leadership Forum, Kansas City, Missouri, May 2-5, 2007.

Attended AAFP workshop on "Current Issues in CME 2007" as speaker, presenting on the function of the COCPD Sub-Committee on Clinical Content and Accreditation, May 2-5, 2007.

"Patient Centered Medicine: Transforming Patient Care" - Wellmont Oncology Conference, Meadowview Convention Center, Kingsport, TN, May 11, 2007.

"Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment", "Antibiotic Choices", "Pain Management", "Diabetes Mellitus", "Hypertension", "Office Orthopedics", "Menstrual Disorders and Menopause", "Doctor-Patient Interaction", "Test Taking Skills", "CAM", "Hand Injuries", "Foot and Ankle Problems", Evidence Based Medicine", "Maintenance of Certification", "Acute Renal Failure", and "Acid Base and Electrolytes" lectures presented at the Osler Institute Family Medicine Board Review Course, May 21-22, 2007, held in Tampa, FL.
Presented "EKG Skills" and "CAM" lectures at the Keystone course, April 5, 2007, Johnson City, TN.

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 40th Annual Spring Conference on Families and Health, April 27th, 2007, in Chicago, IL; presented a workshop entitled, "Ceremony and Celebration: Recreating Family Medicine Residency".

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Families and Health, March 1, 2007, in Austin, TX. Presented a workshop entitled "Ceremony and Celebration: Recreating Family Medicine Residency".

Presentation 3/19/07 at Jubilation: The Annual Meeting of the Methodist Church "Integrative Medical Care: How to Take Control of Your Health".

Family Medicine Attending of The Year, awarded by by the Caduceus Club, 3/29/07.

Other Accomplishments:

Served as Physician reviewer for The American Herbal Pharmacopeia Bulletin, 9/07.

Appointed Chair of the Commission on Continuing Professional Development by the American Academy of Family Physicians, 2007-2008.

Other Scholarly Activities:

Osler Family Review –multiple topics presented in Chicago, IL, 7/07

ABFM In-Training Exam Board Meeting attendee, Lexington, KY on 7/11 to7/14/07.

Attended American Academy of Family Physicians Summer Cluster and Board Meetings, May 30-June 3, 2007, Kansas, MO.

2006

Journal Publications:

Blackwelder, R, Edwards, J and Wilson, JL. "Practice Locations of Graduates of Family Physician Residency and Nurse Practitioner Programs: Considerations Within The Context of Institutional Culture and Curricular Innovation. Journal of Rural Health, vol. 22#1 

Proceedings

Delegate for Tennessee to AAFP Congress of Delegates

2005 – Present Chair, Clinical Content Sub-Committee – COCPD

2005 – 2006 Chair, TAFP Committee on Long-Range Planning

Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations:

Regional and National

"Opioid Prescribing for Pain in a Primary Care Residency Program in Northeast Tennessee" presented at The 3rd Annual Primary Care Research Day at ETSU Quillen College of Medicine on 9/9/06.

Invited Presentations
Creating Optimism in Managing Pulmonary Disease Group Practice Outreach Lecture, Johns Hopkins, Worster, MA 12/6/06.

American Academy of Family Physicians Winter Cluster Commission on Continuing Professional Development Board Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 01/17 to1/21/07.

"Creating Optimism in Managing Pulmonary Disease" for Johns Hopkins University Group Practice Outreach, 10/11/06 Winston-Salem, N.C.

"Geriatric Medicine for Family Physicians Course" on Chronic Kidney Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Anemia of Chronic Disease, and Geriatric Wellness; AAFP Conference Oct. 12-14, 2006, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Presented at the Student National Medical Association Region X Conference at ETSU, "Practical Introduction to CAM", Oct. 21, 2006.

Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly presentation and "Vote for America's Health Rally on the Hill" Washington, D. C. September 24-29, 2006.

"Surviving Medical School" to the 1st and 2nd year FMIG group. 7/26/06"Introduction Into History" and "Introduction into Presentation" to the the 2nd year medical students at James H. Quillen College of Medicine. 8/01/06"

"Differential Diagnosis" to the 2nd year medical students at James H. Quillen College of Medicine. 8/08/06

"EKG Basic" and "EKG Advanced" to the 2nd year medical students at James H. Quillen College of Medicine. 8/15/06# "Stress and Healers: Experiential techniques for Wellness and Surviving Medical School" presented to the 1st and 2nd year FMIG group. 8/18/06.

Keynote Speaker, Student Clinicians Ceremony, 7/29/06

EKG Presentation to MS-2 on 7/6/06

Herb Talk and Garden Tour to the Appalachian Preceptorship Group 7/10/06

OSCE- PGY II 711/06

Presented to MS-3 "Why I'm a Family Doc" and "EKG Interpretation" lectures on 7/26/06

Presenter White Coat Ceremony - 7/29/06

"A Practical Introduction to CAM", presented 6/6//06

Presented eight Lectures at the Osler Institute for Family Medicine Board Review Course held May 21-26, 2006.

"The Future of Family Medicine" Vanderbilt University FMIG, April, 4, 2006

Presented "Integrative Approaches to Patient's With Cancer" , Wellmont Oncology Seminar - Meadowview Conference Center, Kingsport, TN April, 21, 2006

Presented at the 4th Annual Oncology Conference - "Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Cancer: Treatment Ally or Unacceptable Risk" UT Chattanooga, April 21, 1006

Presentation at the Graduating Class of 2006 "String of Pearls" as part of the Keystone Course
"The Future of Family Medicine: A Medical Student's Perspective", Presented at the NCFMR/MS April 2006

Presented at the 39th Annual Review Course for the Family Physicians March 1 ,2006 University of Tennessee in Memphis. Topics: Future of Family of Medicine, Bleeding Disorders, Points of Certification and Slide Projection Workshop.

"The Future of Family Medicine", "Bleeding Disorders", Test-taking Aids, "Joint Injections", UT Memphis Family Medicine Review Course, March 2006

Other Scholarly Activities:

Attended the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians 58th Annual Assembly & Scientific Program. October 24-26, Gatlinburg, TN

Listed in the Global Directory of "Who's Who" for contributions in the area of Family Medicine, 10/06.

Core Faculty for Communications Skills, Fist Year ETSU Medical Students first semester, 2006.

Core Faculty for Practicing Medicine lectures and Small Group Leader for sophomore medical students for the entire 2006 academic year.

Guest on Doctor in the House, discussing complimentary and alternative medicine, televised on Virginia channel 3, September 12, 2006.

Core Faculty for Communications Skills, Fist Year ETSU Medical Students first semester, 2006.

Core Faculty for Practicing Medicine lectures and Small Group Leader for sophomore medical students for the entire 2006 academic year.

Appointed the Family Medicine Continuing Education Coordinator for the Osler Institute-July, 2006

Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians- Summer Seminar at Fall Creek Falls, KY 7/15/06 to 7/16/06.

Presented seven lectures at the OSLER Institute Family Medicine Review course in Chicago, IL 7/17/06 to 7/18/06.

Reviewer for the American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Exam, Lexington, KY 7/19/06 to 7/22/06

Attended the Medicines from the Earth Conference at Black Mountain, NC 6/4/06 thru 6/6/06

Attended Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians Annual Leadership Forum May 3-7, 2006 in Kansas City, MO.

Attended American Academy of Family Physicians Summer Cluster Meetings on May 17-21, 2006

Participated in the Sophomore Integrated OSCE on 4/18/06.

Other Accomplishments:

Title VII, Residency Training Grant focusing on Chronic Pain Management and Education 2003-2006

The Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) at Quillen nominated Dr. Reid Blackwelder for the 2006 AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award.

Caduceus Club, "Family Medicine Attending of the Year 2005 – Present

Dr. Blackwelder is on the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development and is Chair of the Subcommittee Clinical Content and Accreditations for the years 2005-2006. He is also one of the TAFP Delegates to the AAFT Congress of Delegates for 2005-20007.

2005

Journal Publications:

Co-author of "Practice Locations of Graduates of Family Medicine Residency and Nurse Practitioners: Considerations Within the Context of Institutional Culture and Curricular Innovation Through Title VII and VII" in the Journal of Rural Health. Accepted for publication April 2005.

                                            
Invited Presentations:

Wildcrafting Herbing Medicines: A Practical Approach - Workshop - Southeastern Wilderness Medicine Conference, Chattanooga, TN October 24, 2005.

Presentation of the 23rd Seminar on Older Persons, Abingdon, VA, 5/16/05. Presented on "Herbs and Drug Interactions"

Presented on CAM, Renal Failure, Hypertension, Evidence-based Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Renal Failure, Antibiotics, Maintenance of Certification, and tips on passing the boards at the Osler Family Medicine Review Course in Tampa, Florida, May 25-29, 2005.

Update on CAM presented at the Family Medicine Update, UT Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, June 9, 2005.

Appointed to the Advisory Board for the Home Study Monograph Series for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Herbals, to Know Them is to Use and Eat Them - Lecture - Southeastern Wilderness Medicine Conference, Chattanooga, TN October 24, 2005.

Presented at the 38th Annual Review Course for the Family Physician at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Monday, March 14. Presented on Bleeding Disorders, Preventive Health Of The Family Practitioner, and Advanced EKG Interpretation.

Other Accomplishments:

Appointed as a member of the TAFP Research Nominating Committee. October 2005 to October 2006.

Appointer Chair of the TAFP Committee on Long-Range Planning - 2006

Reappointed to the AAFP Commission on Continuing Medical Education. In addition, he has been placed on the Clinical Content Sub-Committee of this commission.

Served as Doctor-of-the-Day representing the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians in the on Tuesday, February 15, during the Tennessee Legislative Session in Nashville.

Presented on the Maintenance of Certification at the John Sevier Chapter Meeting on February 22, 2005, at the Meadowview Convention Center.