TAFP local chapters

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TAFP local chapters

The Texas Academy of Family Physicians is the statewide organization dedicated to uniting the family doctors of Texas through advocacy, education, and member services. TAFP has 32 local chapters and is a chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Some local chapters meet regularly and hold events. For more information on your local chapter’s activities, use the contact list below. If your chapter doesn’t have a contact person and you’d like more information on establishing a local chapter presence, contact TAFP’s Juleah Williams at jwilliams@tafp.org. You can also express interest in serving as your chapter delegate on the TAFP Member Assembly through the annual Make Your Mark campaign.

Abilene Chapter
Robert Hogue, MD, President
Counties: Baylor, Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Knox, Mills, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton

Alamo Chapter
Nancy Vacca, MD, President
Richel Avery, MD, President-elect
Samantha Montalvo, staff contact | samanthajogarcia15@gmail.com
Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month except July, November, December, and holidays
Counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, La Salle, Medina, Wilson

Brazoria County Chapter
County: Brazoria

Brazos Valley Chapter
Counties: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Milam, Robertson, Washington

Central Texas Chapter
Tim Martindale, MD, President
Holds an annual meeting and when need arises
Counties: Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Limestone, McLennan, Navarro

Colorado Valley Chapter
Jorge Duchicela, MD, President
Counties: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Waller, Wharton

Dallas Chapter
Robert Contreras, MD, President
Cathy Day, executive director | dctafp12@gmail.com | (214) 606-4120
Holds meetings on the second Tuesday of each month
Counties: Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall

East Texas Chapter
Counties: Angelina, Gregg, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby

El Paso Chapter
Counties: El Paso, Hudspeth

Galveston Chapter
Hanan Hussein, MD, President | husseintafp@gmail.com
Holds meetings the first Tuesday of each month
County: Galveston

Gulf Coast Chapter      
Counties: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio

Harris County Chapter
Irvin Sulapas, MD, President
Contact | tafp@att.net | (713) 467-3173 | www.hcafp.org
Meets the second Wednesday of each month September through May
Selected meetings approved for AAFP Prescribed CME credit 
Counties: Chambers, Harris, Liberty

Heart of Texas Chapter
Katharina Hathaway, MD | KHathawayMD@gmail.com
Karen Smith, MD | aggiedrkaren@gmail.com
Sarah Pollock, MPA | infoheartoftexas@gmail.com
Travis County and nearby Counties Chapter, TAFP Facebook Page
Holds meetings when need arises
Counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, San Saba, Travis, Williamson

Henderson County Chapter
County: Henderson

Midwest Texas Chapter
Counties: Andrews, Crane, Ector, Glasscock, Martin, Midland, Upton

North Texas Chapter
Counties: Archer, Clay, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young

Northeast Texas Chapter
Counties: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Franklin, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Red River, Titus, Upshur

Northwoods Chapter
County: Montgomery

Panhandle Chapter
Pam Forgette, staff contact | (806) 354-5464
Counties: Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donlay, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler

Permian Basin Chapter
Counties: Brewster, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Loving, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Terrell, Ward, Winkler

Red River Chapter
Counties: Collin, Cooke, Delta, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Rains

Rose Chapter
Counties: Anderson, Cherokee, Houston, Smith, Van Zandt, Wood

Sam Houston Chapter
Counties: Madison, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker

Seven Flags Chapter
Counties: Zapata, Webb, Jim Hogg

South Plains Chapter
Mike Ragain, MD, President | mike.ragain@ttuhsc.edu
Counties: Bailey, Borden, Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Scurry, Stonewall, Terry, Yoakum

South Texas Chapter
Counties: Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria

Southeast Texas Chapter
Counties: Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, Tyler

Southwest Texas Chapter
Counties: Dimmit, Edwards, Kinney, Maverick, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala

Tarrant County Chapter
Grant C. Fowler, MD, President
Triwanna Fisher-Wikoff, MD, President-Elect
Beth Fischer, staff contact | tcafp1@gmail.com | (817) 992-3464
Holds monthly educational dinners
County: Tarrant

Three Rivers Chapter
Mark C. Eidson, MD, President | mark@eidson.org
Counties: Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Wise

Valley Chapter
Javier “Jake” Margo Jr., MD, President
Holds meetings when need arises
Counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy

West Texas Chapter
Counties: Coke, Concho, Crockett, Howard, Irion, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Mitchell, Nolan, Reagan, Runnells, Runnels, Schleicher, Sutton, Tom Green, Sterling