RALEIGH, N.C. — Dr. Rhett L. Brown, a family physician from Charlotte, N.C., was installed as president of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, Inc. (NCAFP) in Asheville, N.C., on Dec. 5. Brown serves patients at Novant Medical Group’s Midtown Family Medicine in Charlotte and will be serving a one-year term.
Brown urged family physicians to provide unwavering and compassionate support to their patients and families, ever while respective of the diversity of today’s needs in his inaugural address to NCAFP members.
“Family. It is at the core of what we do. We look to our own families when we need support, guidance and acceptance. As family physicians, we can also be there for our patients and their families to provide the same support, guidance and acceptance on their life’s journey as well,” Brown noted.
Brown is a graduate of Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. He attended the Medical University of South Carolina before completing his residency in family medicine at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) in Charlotte. He was in private practice for 10 years before re-joining CMC’s family medicine residency as a teaching faculty member in 2002.
In 2011, Brown played an instrumental role in establishing Novant Health’s Midtown Family Medicine practice where he continues to serve patients.
Brown has been active with the NCAFP since 2009, beginning as an at-large director on the academy’s board of directors. Afterward, he served as chairman of the academy’s Practice Management Council, a group that addresses topics related to the professional practice environment, including issues such as overall management, health information technology and managed care.
Outside of his NCAFP service, Brown has been active in the areas of practice redesign, implementation of chronic disease models, quality improvement projects, electronic health record applications and physician management. He is also a passionate advocate on health issues impacting diverse patient populations, including those within the LGBT community.
Brown resides in Charlotte with his partner, Mr. Carl Brinson.
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