John Paulson, D.O., PhD, of Texas County Memorial Hospital, has been named to the board of directors of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians.
Paulson is representative for District 9 of the MAFP, which covers Maries, Pulaski, Phelps, Crawford, Dent, Texas, Shannon, Howell, Douglas, Ozark and Oregon counties.
Founded in 1947, MAFP is the only state-level medical society devoted solely to primary care and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest medical societies in the United States. The MAFP represents more than 1,600 physicians and medical students across Missouri.
According to the MAFP, nearly one in four office visits are made to family physicians, approximately 207 million annual visits. Family physicians provide the majority of care for America’s underserved and rural populations.
Paulson has been active with the MAFP since he was in Cox Family Medicine Residency program in Springfield. Before residency, he attended medical school at the Oklahoma State University Center of Health Sciences.
As a physician, Paulson provides the full range of family medicine, seeing infant to elderly patients. He has specialized interest and training in colonoscopy, dermatology, casting and sports medicine. He sees patients at the TCMH Family Clinic in Licking.