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.  The legislators are grateful for the program and it definitely puts family medicine in a favorable light!

Who can volunteer?

Family physicians with a Kansas license are eligible to serve as FDOD, including residents licensed in Kansas.

How to volunteer?

Review the FDOD calendars below, identify one more multiple dates to volunteer, and submit a Volunteer form!  It’s that easy.

Details about Volunteering
  • FDOD volunteers 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.
Questions or Cancellation

If you have questions about the FDOD program, or need to cancel your FDOD date, contact Michelle Corkins at mcorkins@kafponline.org or 316-721-9005.

January 2020

MONDAY

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

FRIDAY

13

Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP

14

Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP

15

OPEN

16

Graig Nickel, MD, FAAFP

17

OPEN

20

NO SESSION

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

21

John Feehan, MD FAAFP

22

OPEN

23

Danelle Perry, MD, FAAFP

24

OPEN

27

OPEN

28

Shelly Gruenbacher, MD

29

Advocacy Day

30

Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP

31

OPEN

February 2020

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

FRIDAY

3

OPEN

4

OPEN

5

OPEN

6

OPEN

7

Rick Rajewski, MD, FAAFP

10

Kelsie Kelly, MD

11

OPEN

12

Doug Gruenbacher, MD

13

Nicole Yedlinsky, MD, FAAFP

14

OPEN

17

NO SESSION

President’s Day

18

OPEN

19

OPEN

20

Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP

21

OPEN

24

OPEN

25

OPEN

26

OPEN

27

Keith Ratzlaff, MD

28

OPEN

March 2020

MONDAY

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

FRIDAY

2

OPEN

3

OPEN

4

OPEN

5

Danelle Perry, MD, FAAFP

6

OPEN

9

OPEN

10

OPEN

11

OPEN

12

Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP

13

OPEN

16

Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP

17

OPEN

18

OPEN

19

Todd Miller, MD, FAAFP

20

Sarah Bradshaw, MD

23

OPEN

24

OPEN

25

OPEN

26

OPEN

27

Tessa Rohrberg, MD

30

Melissa Rosso, MD

31

OPEN

April 2020

MONDAY

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1

OPEN

2

Shana Jarmer, MD

3

OPEN

6

NO SESSION

7

NO SESSION

8

NO SESSION

9

NO SESSION

10

NO SESSION

13

NO SESSION

14

NO SESSION

15

NO SESSION

16

NO SESSION

17

NO SESSION

20

NO SESSION

21

NO SESSION

22

NO SESSION

23

NO SESSION

24

NO SESSION

27

OPEN

28

OPEN

29

OPEN

30

OPEN

May 2020

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

FRIDAY

    1

OPEN

4

Belinda Vail, MD, FAAFP

5

Cheryl Dobson, MD

6

OPEN

7

OPEN

8

OPEN

11

Melissa Rosso, MD

12

OPEN

13

OPEN

14

OPEN

15

OPEN

18

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

19

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

20

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

21

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

22

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

25

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

26

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

27

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

28

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

29

NO FDOD SCHEDULED

 

Thank you!

KAFP is so thankful for our 2019 Family Doctor of the Day volunteers! The following members gave of their time and talent to serve as FDOD this Legislative Session, filling 81% of the available FDOD dates.

2019 FDOD Volunteers: Samantha Algrim, Sandra Archer, Sheryl Beard, Ashley Bloom, Sarah Bradshaw, Nick Cahoj, Eric Clarkson, Vanessa Cook, Deb Doubek, Alison Edwards, Michael Engelken, Bethany Enoch, John Feehan, Lynn Fisher, Patricia Fitzgibbons, Lisa Gilbert, Allen Greiner, Doug Gruenbacher, Shelly Gruenbacher, Brian Holmes, Doug Iliff, Shana Jarmer, Chad Johanning, Jared Johnson, Rex Keith, Kelsie Kelly, Michael Kennedy, Robert Kraft, Erin Locke, Hannah Maxfield, Jen McKenney, Todd Miller, Samantha Muppalla, Tara Neil, Graig Nickel, Danelle Perry, Jeremy Presley, Rick Rajewski, Keith Ratzlaff, Tessa Rohrberg, Melissa Rosso, Melissa Rosso, Diane Steere, Rachael Svaty, RC Trotter, & Belinda Vail.