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2013-2014 NDAFP Family Physician of the Year Selected

11/15/13 (Fri)

ND Family Physician of the Year – Kwanza Devlin, M.D. Minot

Dr. Kwanza Devlin, M.D., from Minot was selected as the 2014 ND Family Physician of the Year at the yearly NDAFP meeting in Grand Forks.  Dr. Devlin exemplifies the best qualities of Family Medicine physicians.  She provides the full spectrum of care from birth to death.  She loves “catching babies.”  She does home visits and has a nursing home practice.  She admits and follows her own patients in the hospital and has a thriving clinic practice.  She is fluent in Spanish and takes care of several Spanish speaking families who would have more difficulty accessing care for their complex issues if she were not their physician.

Dr. Devlin has been sharing her love of family medicine by teaching and mentoring residents and students at the UND Center for Family Medicine Residency for the past two years.  She volunteers evenings at the Ward County Free Clinic.  She is an instructor for the ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) course.

Dr. Devlin manages the Community Medicine rotation for the residency program and has maintained contacts with the many community service organizations in Ward County.  She is a deputy assistant county coroner for Ward County.  Last she pioneered the SHARPE (Student Health and Risk Prevention Education) program where residents partner with a local school to provide monthly healthcare related activities.  This also provides the students and the school with a physician contact for questions and support.

Dr. Devlin has amazing energy.  She greets students, residents, colleagues and patients a beautiful smile and the warmth of her personality.  She is a wonderful recipient of the ND Family Physician of the Year Award.