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Triwanna Fisher-Wikoff, MD FAAFP
Primary Care Physician
Triwanna Fisher-Wikoff, MD has been helping people through medicine for nearly a decade and is currently a staff physician for the JPS Health Network in their family medicine department. She received her medical degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in 2005 and completed her residency in 2008 at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
During her residency and undergraduate years, Dr. Fisher found her calling providing care to underprivileged and underserved communities. She traveled to Zambia Africa and Juarez, Mexico on medical mission trips, feeding her humanitarian spirit. In 2005, her JPS colleagues commended her efforts, awarding her with The Erickson Award for Exemplifying Compassion and Humanitarian Efforts in Medicine.
"Family medicine is the one specialty where I felt I could really make a difference in their lives,” Dr. Fisher explains. “There are so many health issues that you can impact as a family physician, from controlling patients’ diabetes to blood pressure to simple preventative care."
Dr. Fisher said she was drawn to family medicine as a specialty because she can treat patients of all ages and who have a wide array of issues, although she particularly enjoys helping patients with weight management issues because of the tremendous impact controlling ones weight can have on a variety of health issues.
"The patients in the public health system tend to be more challenging, but I find it rewarding despite all the barriers I love to help my patients find ways to better manage their health," she said.
In her spare time, Dr. Fisher enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling internationally, and volunteering for her church.
- American Academy of Family Medicine (2005 to present)
- American Medical Association/Texas Medical Association (2000 to present)
- Texas Medical Board (2011 to present )
- American Board of Family Medicine (2008 to present)
- Basic Life Support (2011 to present)
- Advance Cardiac Life Support (2011 to present)
Areas of Special Interests:
- Family medicine
- Weight loss
College or University: Xavier University of Louisiana
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Medicine, with honors
Medical School Attended: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Residency: John Peter Smith Hospital, Family Medicine Program
Awards: 2005 Erickson Award for Exemplifying Compassion and Humanitarian Effort in Medicine
Date: October 12, 2018
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Local Physician Receives Honorary Degree From the American Academy of Family Physicians
NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Triwanna LaShawn Fisher-Wikoff, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Arlington, TX, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 131,400 family physicians, residents and medical students. The degree was conferred on more than 250 family physicians during a convocation on Friday, October 12th, in conjunction with the AAFP's annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.
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 17,500 nationwide. AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation, "Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians," or "F.A.A.F.P."
Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist 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.
The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to require its members to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. It is the only medical specialty society devoted solely to primary care.
About the American Academy of Family Physicians
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents nearly 131,400 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Nearly one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 208 million office visits each year -- nearly 83 million more than to the next medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide the majority of care for America's underserved and rural populations. In the increasingly fragmented world of health care where many medical specialties limit their practice to a particular organ, disease, age or sex, family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person across the full spectrum of ages. Family medicine's cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. To learn more about the American Academy of Family Physicians and about the specialty of family medicine, please visit www.aafp.org
--Triwanna Fisher-Wikoff MD FAAFP