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.
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.
Educational Collaborative Between the SCAFP and ProTime, LLC
The SCAFP is excited to announce an educational collaborative between the SCAFP and ProTime, LLC entitled - Practical Applications for Clinically Correct Coding in Family Medicine. This six-session (5 Prescribed CME) educational platform was designed by your fellow SCAFP colleague, Dr. Nick Ulmer, for SCAFP members to assist in successful navigation of the business of medicine. The sessions have been chosen to not only promote quality in care delivery, but also to assist in the economic side of practice enhancement. Because Family Medicine physicians provide a broad spectrum of care, an SCAFP committee chose sessions that speak to both the inpatient and ambulatory practices of medicine. Follow the links to learn more about how to access and start taking advantage of this innovative option for SCAFP Members.
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.