LAKIN, Kan. (June 11, 2021) — Kearny County Hospital is very proud to announce that Drew Miller, MD, FAAFP, has been chosen as the 2021 Family Physician of the Year by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Miller was honored today at the KAFP’s virtual Awards and Recognition Luncheon.
To be considered for recognition as Family Physician of the Year, a provider is required to have 10 years of post-residency experience and must be currently practicing family medicine in Kansas. The KAFP follows these criteria in making its annual selection:
- Provides patients with compassionate, comprehensive and caring family medicine on a continuing basis
- Enhances the quality of their community by being directly and effectively involved in community affairs and activities
- Acts as a credible role model professionally and personally to their community, to other health professionals, residents and medical students
- Stands out among their colleagues
“It is so gratifying to see Dr. Miller receive this well-deserved honor,” said David Hofmeister, CEO of Kearny County Hospital. “He truly personifies the highest ideals of family medicine through his comprehensive patient care, his compassion for others, and his work in our community. We wholeheartedly congratulate him and couldn’t be prouder that he is a key part of our hospital.”
As Chief of Staff, Dr. Miller is board-certified and practices full scope family medicine, including obstetrical services. He also has extensive experience in procedures such as endoscopy, vasectomy, joint injections and dermatologic procedures. Dr. Miller graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency in Wichita.
A physician at Kearny County Hospital since 2010, Dr. Miller is passionate about practicing family medicine in a rural setting. He was nominated for KAFP Family Physician of the Year in 2016 as well. The KAFP has honored Kansas family physicians with this award since 1990.
“I’m truly humbled to be recognized as the KAFP Family Physician of the Year,” said Dr. Miller. “I offer my sincere gratitude to Kearny County Hospital, my valued patients, and the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians for their support. This is definitely an honor to be cherished and celebrated.”
Dr. Miller also has been nominated as Family Physician of the Year for the national American Academy of Family Physicians award, which will be announced this fall.
About Kearny County Hospital
Kearny County Hospital is committed to providing quality, compassionate healthcare services for our community to enrich the lives of family, friends, and neighbors. The hospital was founded in 1952 and is owned and operated by the Kearny County government to provide inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency medical treatment, and primary care. High Plains Retirement Village, the Kearny County Home for the Aged, was founded in 1983 to provide a nursing facility, senior housing, and long-term care services. In 1990, Kearny County Hospital began operation of the Family Health Center, which provides primary healthcare in Lakin and Deerfield. For more information, visit kearnycountyhospital.com.