Family Medicine Chief Reappointed to Statehouse Health Committee
Book he authored also garners praise from American Academy of Family Physicians
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Richard D. Feldman, MD, has been reappointed as a lay member of the Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services.
An Indianapolis resident, Dr. Feldman’s book, Family Practice Stories, also has earned him and the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Foundation national recognition. The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation selected the Family Practice Stories as the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Program Award as the book was also a project of the IAFP. He and the IAFP will accept the award at the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly at San Antonio, Texas in September.
Dr. Feldman is director of the Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency Program, which he has headed since 1981. He also directs the hospital’s medical education program.
He has held several elected appointments throughout his career, including president, with the IAFP, Indianapolis Medical Society and Indiana State Medical Association. In 2014, he received lifetime achievement accolades from the IAFP and the Indiana Public Health Foundation, which presented him with the 2011 Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award.
Dr. Feldman also was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor (AOA) Medical Society-Indiana Chapter in 2016 because of his many years and contributions to graduate medical education and his journalistic work in support of public health issues
A South Bend, Indiana native, he is past president of the Indiana Medical History Museum. Dr. Feldman served as Indiana State Health Commissioner from 1997 to 2001, and he’s a featured editorial columnist for the Indianapolis Star.
By Joe Stuteville
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