Byron Morales, MD, FAAFP, recently earned the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The honor recognizes doctors for their professional development through medical education and research, their advancement of health care and their service to family medicine.
To qualify, Dr. Morales demonstrated practice quality and improvement, life-long learning, volunteer teaching, public service, publishing and research and service to his specialty. He was also required to hold active membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians for a minimum of six years.
The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors who care for patients of all genders and every age. It was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide preventive care and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Family physicians manage chronic illness as well.
Dr. Morales was one of four doctors in the state to receive the Fellow designation at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians awards dinner this summer. He has practiced medicine locally since 1994, and resides in Upper Sandusky with his wife Kim. They have two children and three grandchildren.