The 2020 legislative session begins on Monday, Jan. 13. Thank you to the following for serving as Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) the first week:
Jan. 13, 14: KAFP President Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
Jan. 15: Cassandra McKarnin, DO (Olathe)
Jan. 16: Graig Nickel, MD (Lawrence)
FDOD is a volunteer program organized by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in which KAFP provides for a family physician to be present at the Statehouse each day during the legislative session. KAFP relies on its trusted membership to volunteer to serve as FDOD. Active and resident members with a Kansas medical license are eligible to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session. Please check your calendar for your availability in February and March as we have multiple days that need filled. Thank you! Volunteer today!
FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.
The FDOD program is an opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, attend part of a session or committee meeting and provide a much-appreciated service to legislators on behalf of KAFP.