The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress of Delegates elected Robert Wergin, MD, of Milford, Neb., to be the organization's president-elect. Wergin will succeed current president Reid Blackwelder, MD, at the conclusion of his term next year. The announcement was made at AAFP's Scientific Assembly on Sept. 25 in San Diego.
Wergin will advocate on behalf of AAFP's 110,600 physician and medical student members.
Wergin practices the full spectrum of family medicine -- from obstetrics to geriatrics -- at the Milford Family Practice Center, in the town in which he was born and raised. He also serves as medical director for Sunrise Country Manor Nursing Home and Crest View Care Center.
At the national level, Wergin has been an active member of the AAFP since 1982. He served as a delegate and alternate delegate to the AAFP’s Congress of Delegates for 12 years and is a former member of the AAFP’s Commission on Membership and Member Services, and the Website Advisory Committee.
Wergin was selected as the Nebraska Family Physician of the Year in 2002, and Nebraska Nursing Home Medical Director of the Year in 2012.