Top recognition given to one of Bibb County’s outstanding leaders.

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Centreville, Alabama, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served one year as president-elect, four years as speaker and three years as vice speaker of the AAFP’s governing body, the Congress of Delegates. The AAFP represents 124,900 physicians and medical students nationwide.

As president of the AAFP, Meigs will advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.

Meigs was in private practice in Centreville, Alabama, his hometown, from 1982 to 2013. In 2013, he merged with another practice to become a part of Bibb Medical Associates, which is housed in a clinic at Bibb Medical Center, a 25-bed rural hospital in Centreville. He also serves as chief of staff at Bibb Medical Center.