Meet our Governor
Byron Jay Hoffman
Byron Jay Hoffman, MD, FACP from Siler City has taken office as Governor of the ACP North Caorlina. Below is more information about Dr. Hoffman's background.
DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: October 6, 1950; EDUCATION: Duke University, BS; MBA, Emory University MD; POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Residency Emory University Hospitals; CERTIFICATION: ABIM; MILITARY U S Public Health Service; PRESENT POSITION: President/Partner Chatham Medical Specialists ; ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellowship 1995; Interim Governor 2010; Past President NCACP & NCSIM; Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee; ACP Representative Executive Committee NC Physician Advisory Group to Medicaid; ACP Rural Health Care Advisory Group; HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Chatham Hospital Chief-of-Staff, Chairman UR,QA,P&T Committees; Chatham County EMS Director; OPC (Tri-county) Mental Health Board; Rotary Club; Medical Director Local Hospice Program; Medical Director 150 bed skilled nursing facility; Clinical Asst. Professor UNC; Preceptor UNC & Duke Nurse Practitioner Programs; UNC Health Plan Board; OTHER APPOINTMENTS: District Councilor NC Medical Society: Finance Committee NCMS; Awards: ACP Community Service Award; Laureate Award; USPS Regional Health Administrator’s Award; AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Finance; Health Care Delivery
The ACP must represent all internists: generalists, subspecialists, hospitalists, academicians, students and residents. ACP’s traditional role of providing educational resources, publications, and certification needs to expand due to The Affordable Care Act. This law is designed for better care, better health, and lower costs with the focus on integrated care for chronic illnesses—the daily practice of Internal Medicine. Therefore, the internist should play a key role in integrated teamwork and communication between physicians and medical care professionals across care settings. ACP membership will provide resources for internists, i.e. clinical support systems, information technology, and chronic disease management tools to help standardize integration of the Accountable Care Organizations mandated in the new law. I see internists as the gate openers in health care delivery. The ACP is a vital resource for professional development for all areas of Internal Medicine and the best advocate for fair reimbursement for internists.
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