About Us

Who We Are

The Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians is the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. With over 1450 members in our chapter, we are the state’s largest medical specialty organization including practicing physicians, family medicine residents and students. The AAFP was founded to promote and maintain high-quality standards for family doctors who are providing comprehensive health care to the public.

We are here to serve the primary care physicians of Arkansas by supplying you with the tools you need to succeed. Our networking opportunities not only connect you with your peers but also suppliers who understand your needs and can save you money. We also offer relevant and innovative continuing education that supports personal and professional growth.

Our Purpose

Our Team

We are here to serve our members by working with you and our board of directors to fulfill our mission as a chapter. Please feel free to call us anytime or stop by our office for a visit.

Mary Beth Rogers
Executive Director

Michelle Hegwood


We are one of the most active statewide professional organizations advocating to keep primary care as the cornerstone of our healthcare system. A principal objective of our chapter is to make a difference in state and federal healthcare policy including, but not limited to:

  • Payment Reform
  • Administrative Burden
  • Scope of Practice
  • Rural Healthcare
  • Healthcare Reform