Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
WHEREAS, Michigan’s Family Physicians have historically demonstrated their dedication to the health and well-being of this state’s citizens by emphasizing the family and providing care to all patients; and,
WHEREAS, Family Physicians have studied for a minimum of seven years from medical school through residency and have received specialized training to provide primary care and medical treatment for the families of this state; and,
WHEREAS, this care is based on knowledge of the whole person in the context of the family and the community, and is not limited by age, sex, race, religion, or type of health problem; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan’s Family Medicine practices provide high quality care and reduce costs to the health care system through leadership, collaboration, and innovation; and,
WHEREAS, Family Physicians play a crucial role in ensuring the optimal health of families across the state;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim February 24 - March 2, 2019, as Family Medicine Week in the state of Michigan.