About IAFP

The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians is a statewide professional association comprised of more than 86% of Iowa’s doctors who specialize in the practice of family medicine. The total IAFP membership includes 1800 family doctors, medical residents and students.

IAFP members serve Iowa families across the state. 46% of IAFP members practice in towns with populations of less than 10,000 individuals. 12% of our members have practices in communities with populations ranging from 10,000 to 25,000.

Founded in 1948, the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians is governed by policies and principles established by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Family physicians deliver comprehensive, coordinated and continuing care for every member of the family and serve as patient advocates in the changing healthcare system. Because of their focus on prevention and primary care, family physicians can treat illnesses early and refer to appropriate subspecialists, when necessary. One out of every four patients in the U.S. is treated by family physicians.

Family Medicine’s Contribution to the Economy

$3.3 Billion

In Direct and Indirect Economic Output


of Jobs Direct and Indirect Positions

$1.6 Billion

in Direct and Indirect Wages and Benefits