Dr. Samuel Matheny has received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians. “It is his peers recognizing him for some of his unselfish activities, particularly things focused on the overall good for patients in the commonwealth, improving quality of life for patients and for the family physicians that take care of patients,” said Gerry Stover, executive vice president of KAFP.
Matheny practices in Lexington, and for the past 17 years, has been a professor and chair of Family and Community Medicine in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, of which he is graduate. He is double board certified in family and preventive medicine.
In service to the KAFP, he has invited renowned speakers to speak to the membership. He has also created new awards that honor physician volunteers and opened up nominations to community members for the citizen doctor award. He has also addressed the needs of the physician workforce Kentucky.