Family Physicians Elected To ISMA Leadership
Rhonda Sharp, MD, New ISMA President
IAFP member Rhonda Sharp, MD, a family medicine physician with Parkview Physicians Group - Sharp Medical in LaGrange has taken an oath to assume presidency of the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) for a one-year term, ending in September 2017. Following elections last year, Dr. Sharp was chosen by her colleagues to become president-elect and was sworn in as president during proceedings of the ISMA’s 166th Annual Convention, Sept. 11-13 in downtown Indianapolis.
A native of Howe, Ind., Dr. Sharp previously held two terms as ISMA assistant treasurer and has served as the long-term chair of the ISMA Family Violence Committee. She also chaired the ISMA Board of Trustees, which she first joined in 2005.
A graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Sharp is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition, she is a member of the American Medical Association, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Lagrange County Community Foundation Board of Directors and Delta Theta Tau, a philanthropic sorority.
She is medical advisor on the School Health Advisory Committee of the Westview School Corporation, and for more than a decade, Dr. Sharp served on the Board of the LaGrange County Department of Health.
The IAFP congratulates Dr. Sharp on her election to this leadership position and is thrilled that a family physician will be leading ISMA during the coming year.
Dr. Mohr Re-Elected AMA Delegate
William Mohr, MD
William Mohr, MD, a family physician with American Health Network in Kokomo, was re-elected by physician members of the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) to be one of their delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA).
The elections occurred during the ISMA’s 166th Annual Convention, held Sept. 11-13 in downtown Indianapolis. AMA delegates represent ISMA policies and positions during proceedings of the AMA House of Delegates, a policymaking body which meets twice annually.
Dr. Mohr was first elected to the Indiana AMA delegation in 2007, completing two previous terms as an AMA delegate and two consecutive terms as an alternate delegate. His current two-year term will end in 2017. Dr. Mohr served as president of the ISMA for one year in 2004-05 and preceding that, was chairman of the ISMA Board of Trustees.
He also has served on the board of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, as chief of staff at St. Joseph Hospital and an athletic team physician for Kokomo Center Schools.
After graduating from Indiana University School of Medicine, the Howard County native completed his family practice residency at Fox Valley Family Practice in Appleton, Wisconsin. He then practiced in California for two years before returning to Indiana in 1988.
The IAFP congratulates Dr. Mohr on his leadership position within organized medicine.
Dr. Ridge Re-Elected AMA Alternate Delegate
Fred Ridge, MD
Fred Ridge, MD, a Greene County family physician with Premiere Healthcare LLC., was re-elected by his colleagues in the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) to continue serving as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA).
Last year, Dr. Ridge was elected for a one-year term; his new term is for two years. Physician delegates from around the state voted for Dr. Ridge during proceedings of the ISMA Annual Convention held Sept. 11-13 in Indianapolis.
As an AMA alternate delegate, Dr. Ridge will attend two meetings per year of the national physician organization to help represent the views of his ISMA colleagues.
Previously, Dr. Ridge, who served 24 years as the health officer for Greene County, was a past president of the ISMA and served three terms as speaker of the ISMA’s House of Delegates, a policy-making body.
He has also served as president of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and chief of staff at Greene County Hospital. In his community, he is recognized as the team physician for the Linton High School football team.
The IAFP congratulates Dr. Ridge on his leadership position within organized medicine.