Welcome to the South Carolina
Academy of Family Physicians

The SCAFP is the Palmetto state’s largest primary care specialty medical association, representing over 2,099 family physicians, residents and medical students. The mission of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians is to improve the health care of all South Carolinian’s through supporting and representing the specialty of family medicine.

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2022 Summer Break Away & Annual Assembly


The Summer Break Away & Annual Assembly will include family physicians, residents, and other primary health care providers from SC and other states, and offer current information on diverse medical subjects and practice enhancement strategies. Earn CME while enjoying the fine dining, beach, and tons of local activities.

Sweet Grass Inn, Wild Dunes Resort in Isle Of Palms, SC June 9-12, 2022.


Family physicians in private and group practices. Family medicine residents and medical students. Academic leaders. Other primary care physicians and health care providers

Armed Services, Electronic health record companies, financial services, Home health providers, Physician recruiting services, Medical billing companies, Health insurance plans, Pharmaceutical companies

Exhibitors and Sponsors please contact scafpcoordinator@gmail.com to obtain the prospectus.


Academy Recourses are Available & We Are Here to Help!!!

Family Physicians are feeling the strain of this pandemic, and it can be trying on our mental and physical health. Finding balance during these times can be difficult.  If you find yourself in a downward spiral, here are some resources that might help, including a free physician support line and free online therapy for health care workers.

You can also find well-being resources in the AAFP's Physician Health First Initiative, as well as in this Academy webinar.

Educational Collaborative Between the SCAFP and ProTime, LLC

The SC Academy of Family Physicians is excited to announce the continued educational collaborative between the SCAFP and ProTime, LLC entitled: Practice Enhancement Through Clinically Correct Coding in Family Medicine. This 20 session educational platform (with up to 20 Prescribed CME) was designed by your fellow SCAFP colleague, Dr. Nick Ulmer. The sessions have been selected to not only promote quality in care delivery, but also to assist in the economic side of practice enhancement.  Click on the link below to learn more about this new educational series.


AAFP Videos Available: Improving Adult Immunization Rates

The videos are to assist members increase vaccination rates in their practice by providing evidence-based interventions for use with vaccine-hesitant patients.

SCAFP Family Physician of the Year Awarded to Dr. Neal Shealy

The South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP) has honored Neal L. Shealy, MD of Varnville, SC as the 2019-2020 SCAFP Family Physician of the Year. The Family Physician of the Year award honors an outstanding South Carolina family physician who provides patients with compassionate and comprehensive care, and serves as a role model professionally and personally to his or her community, other health professionals, residents and medical students.

Initially in a rural private practice in Crossnore, NC for almost a decade, Dr. Shealy returned home to South Carolina in 1991. He joined the Harrison Peeples Health Care Center in rural Varnville, SC. In 2014, the Center partnered with Beaufort Memorial Hospital to form the Beaufort Memorial Harrison Peeples Health Care Center. Dr. Shealy is currently the Medical Director of the Center and has shared his rural experience and expertise with medical and nursing students and physician assistant students.

In presenting the award to Dr. Shealy, Dr. Richard Boyles, Jr., Board Chair, noted, “ I know from his patients, his friends, as well as other physicians in our communities, that he embodies all that this high award honors. Dr. Shealy is the consummate Family Doctor. He is not only loved by his patients for the care he gives and how he gives it, but most importantly, for why he practices the way he does. His dedication to the highest level of practice for all he sees is shown in the care he provides his patients.” Boyles also noted, “Neal Shealy is woven into the fabric of his community through his service, dedication, and reverence to the people there. He is known by his colleagues as a skilled clinician dedicated to his own lifelong education.”


Shealy is a past president of the SC Academy of Family Physicians. He has also served as Board Chair and a Delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates, the policy making body of the Academy.

Shealy is a graduate of Newberry College and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Greenville Hospital System/Family Medicine Residency Program in Greenville, SC.