Amherst Physician Receives Honorary Degree From the American Academy of Family Physicians

Jon Michael Brian Vore, DO, FAAFP, a family physician at Amherst Medical Center, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 129,000 family physicians, residents and medical students. The degree was conferred on more than 160 family physicians during the AAFP's annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.

“The best part of being a Family Physician in Amherst is the relationships that I have been able to develop over the past 10 years of caring for patients,” said Vore. “Growing up in Amherst and then being able to come back here to practice medicine has been an honor and privilege. I am humbled by the opportunity to help the people of Amherst and the surrounding communities address their medical issues as well as ways to stay healthy.”  
Amherst Medical Center, located at 8 Limbo Lane in Amherst, provides comprehensive health care for all ages,  in one convenient location  including primary care, Immediate Care (walk-in care, 7 days a week) lab and x-ray services on-site.

Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. This year's fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 14,000 nationwide. AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation, "Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians," or "F.A.A.F.P."

Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine.

About the American Academy of Family Physicians
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents nearly 129,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Nearly one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 208 million office visits each year -- nearly 83 million more than to the next medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide the majority of care for America's underserved and rural populations. In the increasingly fragmented world of health care where many medical specialties limit their practice to a particular organ, disease, age or sex, family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person across the full spectrum of ages. Family medicine's cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. To learn more about the American Academy of Family Physicians and about the specialty of family medicine, please visit
About Southern New Hampshire Health
Southern New Hampshire Health is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Foundation Medical Partners, and is Massachusetts General Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. SNHMC is a 188 bed facility that has two campuses in Nashua.  Foundation Medical Partners is a multi-specialty physician group practice with more than 500 primary care and specialty care providers who serve patients in 32 communities across Southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.  SNHH also offers urgent, walk-in care through 7 Immediate Care locations around the region. Through SNHH’s MGH affiliation, patients have easy access to advanced clinical expertise in areas including stroke, cancer, trauma and pediatric specialties. Together, SNHMC and Foundation Medical Partners comprise an organization working collaboratively to achieve the mission of maintaining and preserving the overall health of individuals living in the communities it serves.

Posted: 3/15/2018 by Drew Walker