Singh joins board for state physicians group

02/15/2012

GREEN BAY – Dr. Sabina Singh has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians.

The academy represents more than 2,500 family physicians, residents and medical students statewide. The group elected board members and officers in early February.

Singh, a board certified family physician, practices clinical medicine at Bellin Health Family Medical Center-Bellevue. Her areas of special interest include wellness and disease prevention.

“I appreciate the opportunity to affect positive and meaningful change within the practice of family medicine in our community and beyond,” Singh said. “It’s an honor and I am looking forward to contributing to ongoing efforts to encourage expanded relationships between family physicians and families that result in improved overall health and wellness in patients throughout Wisconsin.”

Amy Dettman, vice president, Physician Division at Bellin Health, said Singh’s term on the academy’s board of directors was a benefit for Bellin and the local community.

“Dr. Singh is one of a number of statewide experts in family medicine that will have her fingers on the pulse of the latest developments and best practices in family medicine,” she said. “Her expertise and that of her fellow board members will offer invaluable insight to those of us in the community seeking to ensure that our region better embraces health, wellness and physical fitness – attributes that contribute to a healthier and more fruitful lifestyle.”

The newly announced leaders in The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians are committed to enhancing the overall health and wellness of patients statewide, said outgoing president Dr. Alan Schwartzstein.

“Family physicians provide primary health care for millions of Wisconsin residents. Their long-standing relationships with patients and their families result in higher quality, more affordable health care and longer life expectancies,” he said. “Our newly elected board members uphold a sincere commitment to guiding our Academy’s advocacy and educational efforts on behalf of our patients.”

Duties of new officers and board members will include oversight of the academy’s 2012 strategic plan, focusing primarily on promoting the patient-centered medical home model of health care, working to address primary care work force issues, providing unique learning and leadership opportunities for medical students and all members, and serving as the voice of reason in health care reform.

Singh attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed her residency at the family medicine residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

About The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians
The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians was established in 1948 to promote and maintain high professional and ethical standards in the practice of family medicine, to encourage young people to prepare for active careers in family medicine and to help provide continuing education to family physicians. For additional information please visit www.wafp.org.

About Bellin Health
Bellin Health, www.bellin.org, is an integrated health care delivery system based in Green Bay, Wis. It has serviced people in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1908. It is comprised of Bellin Hospital, Bellin Psychiatric Center, 26 Bellin Health Family Medical Center primary care physician clinics, and several retail health clinics known as Bellin Health FastCare. Bellin also operates Bellin Health Partners, a physician-hospital organization with more than 200 specialty physician members, the Oconto Hospital & Medical Center, a critical care access hospital in Oconto, Bellin Fitness Center with four locations, and Bellin College. With its 3,080 employees, Bellin Health is known for its emphasis on preventive health care and is the region’s leader in cardiac, orthopedics, sports medicine, digestive health, mental health, and primary care medicine.