Family Doctor of the Day

About FDOD

Family Doctor of the Day (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.

Volunteers assist legislators and their staff with health needs that may arise throughout the day.  Checking blood pressure, distributing ibuprofen, examining sore throats: the health issues are mainly minor health needs, with a few more serious ailments during the year. Family physicians with a Kansas license are eligible to serve as FDOD, including residents licensed in Kansas. The legislators are grateful for the program and it definitely puts family medicine in a favorable light!

How to Volunteer
  1. Review the calendars below to find an open date to volunteer for.
  2. Complete the Volunteer form.
Details about Volunteering
  • FDOD services are needed at the capitol from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Volunteers will receive reminder emails in advance of each scheduled date(s).
  • Review the day-of instructions regarding parking, where to go, and what to expect.

If you have questions about the FDOD program contact Michelle Corkins at mcorkins@kafponline.org or 316-721-9005.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to serve on your FDOD date(s), please notify Michelle Corkins ASAP so that a replacement may be arranged.

mcorkins@kafponline.org or 316-721-9005

January 2019

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
14

Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP

15

Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP

16

Graig Nickel, MD, FAAFP

17

Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP

18

Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP

21

No Session

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

22

OPEN

23

Shelly Gruenbacher, MD

24

Jen McKenney, MD, FAAFP

25

OPEN

28

OPEN

29

John Feehan, MD, FAAFP

30

OPEN

31

Diane Steere, MD

February 2019

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
1

Doug Gruenbacher, MD

4

Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP

5

OPEN

6

Patricia Fitzgibbons, MD

7

Melissa Rosso, MD

8

Erin Locke, MD, MPH

11

Kelsie Kelly, MD

12

OPEN

13

Allison Edwards, MD

14

OPEN

15

Jessica Kieffer, MD

18

No Session

Presidents’ Day

19

OPEN

20

OPEN

21

Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP

22

OPEN

25

OPEN

26

OPEN

27

OPEN

28

Keith Ratzlaff, MD

March 2019

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
1

Rick Rajewski, MD, FAAFP

4

Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP

5

OPEN

6

OPEN

7

Jen McKenney, MD, FAAFP

8

Jared Johnson, MD

11

OPEN

12

OPEN

13

OPEN

14

Shana Jarmer, MD

15

Deb Doubek, MD

18

OPEN

19

OPEN

20

Margaret Smith, MD, FAAFP

21

Todd Miller, MD, FAAFP

22

Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP

25

OPEN

26

OPEN

27

OPEN

28

OPEN

29

Vanessa Cook, MD

April 2019

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
1

OPEN

2

OPEN

3

OPEN

4

OPEN

5

OPEN

8

No Session

9

No Session

10

No Session

11

No Session

12

No Session

15

No Session

16

No Session

17

No Session

18

No Session

19

No Session

22

No Session

23

No Session

24

No Session

25

No Session

26

No Session

29

Jessica Kieffer, MD

30

OPEN

May 2019

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
1

OPEN

2

OPEN

3

Sam Algrim, MD