On November 1, 2012, the GFHC’s Group Visit Project is hosting two events featuring keynote speaker Edward Shahady, M.D., Medical Director of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Diabetes Master Clinician Program:
Group Visit Physician Breakfast Roundtable
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Genesee County Medical Society
Group Visit Physician Education Event
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sarvis Conference Center
At both events Dr. Shahady will present evidence on the effectiveness of group visits (also known as shared medical appointments) in treating chronic disease and share his experience in implementing them to treat diabetes. Primary care physicians and residents, as well as those interested in medical practice quality improvement, are invited to attend. The afternoon event has been approved for up to 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Pre-registration is required and may be completed by simply contacting the GFHC at (810) 232-2228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A family practice physician, Dr. Shahady is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and the West Virginia University School of Medicine and is board certified in Clinical Lipidology. His current academic appointments include Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Miami and University of Florida. He has contributed over 170 scientific articles and 5 books to the medical literature in the areas of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, group medical visits, sports medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, behavioral science, physician retirement, patient centered medical homes, and the contribution of family medicine to effective health systems. Dr. Shahady has provided his leadership to numerous medical associations and committees and has received multiple honors in recognition of his service and contributions. In his role as Medical Director of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Diabetes Master Clinician Program, Dr. Shahady visits physician offices and instructs providers and their staff on using an internet diabetes registry and conducting group visits. He is well known for his enthusiastic teaching style and ability to help learners at all levels understand complex issues.