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Family physicians honor lawmaker
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ATLANTA — State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, recently received the 2011 Legislative Champion of the Year Award from the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. 
The award is given to a lawmaker who demonstrates distinguished leadership and an unceasing commitment to assist family physicians and their patients in Georgia.
Carter was recognized for his commitment to the health and safety of Georgians. GAFP honored Carter for his legislative leadership as he successfully carried the Prescription Monitoring Act Bill during the 2011 Legislative session. It was signed into law in May.
“I am honored to be named Legislative Champion of the Year by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, one of the most respected medical associations in our state,” Carter said. “Family physicians play a vital role in delivering quality health care to our citizens, and I am humbled to be recognized by them.”

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