05.07.2019

Panelists Describe Turning Passion Into Patient Advocacy

During an April 25 breakout session at the 2019 AAFP Leadership Conference, Manisha Sharma, M.D., interim chief medical officer for Community Health Group in Chula Vista, Calif., discusses how getting hit by a drunk driver at age 22 led her to become a family physician and patient rights advocate.

That's exactly what a panel of family physician leaders described during a session at the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders here on April 25 -- how each of them pushed for change in the neighborhoods they serve to directly impact public health.

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