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(Houston) – Charlie Rasmussen, DO of the Texas County Memorial Hospital Medical Complex in Houston has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 100,300 family physicians, residents and medical students.

The degree was conferred on more than 180 family physicians during a convocation on Saturday, October 20 in conjunction with the AAFP’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. This year’s fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 29,000 nationwide.

Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consists of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine.

As a family medicine physician at TCMH, Rasmussen sees patients of all ages from birth to the end of life. Rasmussen has a full-time clinic practice at the TCMH Medical Complex, and he provides care for inpatients at TCMH in addition to practicing obstetrical medicine. He also provides occasional coverage in the TCMH emergency department and sees obstetrical patients at the TCMH Mountain Grove Clinic one day a week.

Rasmussen is the chief of the TCMH medical staff. He became employed at TCMH in August 2007.

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