Kansas Family Physician of the Year

2020 Kansas Family Physician of the Year

Stacy Dashiell, MD, FAAFP (Sterling)

[Read about this amazing family doctor.]

Eligibility criteria:

  • Has a minimum of 10 years, post-residency experience in Kansas.
  • Is a member of the KAFP in good standing.
  • Is currently practicing family medicine in Kansas.

Selection criteria:

  • Provides their 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.

2019     John Eplee, MD, FAAFP (Atchison)

2018     Michael Machen, MD (Quinter)

2017     Jerry Niernberger, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)

2016     Charles Allred, MD (Salina)

2015     Rick Kellerman, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)

2014     Kevin Hoppock, MD (Wichita)

2013     Debra Doubek, MD, FAAFP (Manhattan)

2012     Deborah Haynes, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)

2011     Robert Jacoby II, MD, FAAFP (Topeka)

2010     Victor Nemechek, MD (Quinter)

2009     Duane Fredrickson, MD, FAAFP (Lindsborg)

2008     John Atkin, III, MD, FAAFP (Yates Center)

2007      Paul Davis, MD (Wichita)

2006     Robert Moser, MD, FAAFP (Tribune)

2005      Earl Merkel, MD, FAAFP (Russell)

2004      Jed Holmes, MD (Wichita)

2003      Rick Rajewski, MD, FAAFP (Hays)

2002      Jeff Atwood, MD (Wamego)

2001      Dennis Tietze, MD, FAAFP (Topeka)

2000     Richard Ohmart, MD, FAAFP (Oakley)

1999     F. Ronald Seglie, MD, FAAFP (Pittsburg)

1998     Richard Egelhof, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)

1997     Joseph Stech, MD, FAAFP (Andale)

1996     Don Goering, MD (Coldwater) NATIONAL RECIPIENT

1995     Walter Reazin, MD (Wichita)

1994      Roger Tobias, MD, FAAFP (Lyons)

1993     Thomas Simpson, MD (Sterling)

1992     Herbert Doubek, MD, FAAFP (Belleville)

1991     Charles Stephens, MD, FAAFP (Minneola)

1990     Larry Anderson, MD, FAAFP (Wellington)

Nominate a Kansas family physician for this award

Do you know a Kansas family physician deserving of this honor?  KAFP wants to hear from you!

Nomination deadline

December 8

Nominations may come from patients, colleagues or members of the community. The KAFP Communications and Awards Committee reviews all applications and selects award winners each year.  Awards are presented during the annual conference, Fam Med Forward.

Nominee requirements deadline

December 31

KAFP staff will reach out to each Kansas Family Physician of the Year nominee to collect the following requirements to complete their nomination digitally:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Photo
  • Personal statement, outlining “What being a family physician means to me.” Recommended length is 250-750 words.

Optional: Letters of support. If you choose to submit letters of support, KAFP recommends two letters each from patients, community leaders and colleagues.


The award recipient is acknowledged with the highest honor of being named the Kansas Family Physician of the Year in the following ways:

  • News release announcement to be distributed to all Kansas media outlets and communities important to recipient.
  • Interview by KAFP with video to be used in social media.
  • Feature story in the Kansas Family Physician journal.
  • Recognition by KAFP leadership at the KAFP biggest event of the year, Fam Med Forward.