Family medicine physician Debra Lapo, MD, from the East Wenatchee Clinic (part of Wenatchee Valley Medical Center) has successfully completed 150 hours of continuing medical education to retain her membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians was the first national medical specialty organization to establish continuing education requirements for its members. As the only medical society devoted solely to primary care, the AAFP currently represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide.
To maintain AAFP membership, Dr. Lapo is required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. This recurring process ensures she is up to date with the latest treatments, technologies and medical research.
Dr. Lapo is certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, which is also where she completed a three-year residency in family medicine. Her clinical interests include providing comprehensive healthcare to the entire family and helping her patients receive ongoing preventive care.