Jerome Andres, MD, FAAFP from Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff Celebrates National Membership

Jerome Andres, MD, FAAFP from Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff, has completed continuing medical education requirements to retain membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the only medical specialty organization devoted solely to primary care. Additionally, Andres is an AAFP fellow, having earned extra training and teaching experience. This achievement also qualifies him for the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award.

To be a member of the AAFP, family physicians must complete 150 hours of continuing medical education every three years to learn the most up-to-date treatments, technologies, and medical research.

Family physicians complete an extensive three-year residency program after graduating from medical school. As part of their residency, family physicians receive training in six major medical areas: pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry and neurology, surgery and community medicine. As a result, family physicians are the only medical specialists qualified to provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Andres as part of our team, where he continues to build new relationships with patients each day,” said Kathy Richards-Bess, Northern Region - Regional Administrator. “He is committed to, and an advocate for all of his patients, providing an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.”

According to the AAFP, nearly one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 208 million office visits each year — nearly 83 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.

To maintain membership in the AAFP, Andres is required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to set continuing education requirements for its members. This requirement helps ensure family physician members remain educated on the most up-to-date medical technologies, research and techniques.

Andres did his undergraduate work and completed his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has practiced Family Medicine in Mosinee for over twenty years, spending 15 years with Marshfield Clinic there. Andres has been with Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff since July 2008.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Andres, call 715-356-8920.

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