Winnemucca physician Brad Granath has been awarded the Degree of Fellow
by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The degree was conferred
during a convocation on Friday, September 23, in conjunction with the
AAFP’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.
The AAFP Degree of Fellow was established in 1971 to recognize family physicians
who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and
ongoing professional development. Of the nearly 120,000 family physicians
in the United States, this year's class of 140 fellows brings the
total number of AAFP Fellows to about 14,000 nationwide.
Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of
six years as a Family Physician, extensive continuing medical education
and participation in public service programs outside of the medical practice.
There is also a requirement for conducting original research and serving
as a teacher in family medicine.
Dr. Granath earned his M.D. in 1985, before completing his three-year residency
in Family Medicine. He became a Board-Certified Family Physician after
passing a rigorous exam in 1988. Dr. Granath has maintained his board
certification by taking and passing the exam every eight years.
Additionally, he completed a one year High-Risk OB Fellowship and an Academic
Faculty Fellowship at the University of Washington, then served in the
U.S. Air Force at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C. as a physician
and faculty in a residency training program.
Dr. Granath’s desire to serve the medical needs of people around
the world has led him to travel to India, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
and Africa. Dr. Granath has a special passion for delivering babies and
has demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning and service in the
area of maternity care. Dr. Granath has been proud to call Winnemucca
his home since 2005 when he opened his Family & Maternity Care practice.
He said he enjoys every opportunity to be a part of the blessing of ushering
new life into the world.
Dr. Granath recently relocated his clinic to the second floor of Humboldt
General Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic. Dr. Granath said he is committed
to provide excellent care with a personal touch to his patients.
Dr. Granath is currently serving as the HGH Chief of the Medical Staff
and looks forward to continuing to make a positive difference in the community