Mark Belfer, DO, Family Medicine, Lakeland, FL

MarkHBelferDOFAAFP

Family Medicine Lakeland, FL

Family Physician

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Summary

  • Accomplished family physician executive with leadership experience in military and private practices, advancing to leading groups in hospital, community, state, and national organizations, highlighted by terms as president of a state medical association and national academy foundation. Daily involvement in medical practice and hospital management, strategic development and implementation, and quality improvement.

Education & Training

  • Martin Army Community Hospital
    Martin Army Community HospitalResidency, 1981 - 1983
  • Grand Rapids (now Metro) Osteopathic HospitalInternship, Rotating, 1977 - 1978
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Des Moines University College of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 1977, D.O.
  • Michigan State University
    Michigan State UniversityB.S, Zoology, Cum Laude, 1970 - 1974

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State License 2019 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State License 2013 - 2020
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State License 2010 - 2013
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State License 1986 - 2021
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State License 1978 - 2013
  • American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Golden Apple Award - Teacher of the Year, Family Medicine Residency Program Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH, 2008
  • Program Directors Recognition Award (Gold Level) Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, 2006
  • Outstanding Overall Education Presentation Award (First Place) Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education, 2004
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • President’s message: the changing of the guard: meet the new OAFP president.  
    Belfer MH, Ohio Family Physician; 48(8):1-2
  • President’s message: FPS lead.  
    Belfer MH, Ohio Family Physician; 48(9):3
  • President’s message.  
    Belfer MH, Ohio Family Physician; 48(10):1-2
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Books/Book Chapters

Lectures

  • Rational Cancer Screening Guidelines for the Primary Care Physician. 
    Oklahoma State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine 19th Annual Family Practice Update (CME),T
  • Cancer Screening in Primary Care. 
    Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
  • A Remediation Program to Improve Scores on the ABFP In-training Examination. 
    CME Symposium on Research and Education, sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, Columbu
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Other

  • Cancer Screening for Females. 
    Belfer MH, WAKR Radio Call-in Shows
  • Cancer Screening for Males. 
    Belfer MH, WAKR Radio Call-in Shows
  • Antibiotic Use and Abuse. 
    Belfer MH, WAKR Radio Call-in Shows
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Committees

  • President, American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation 2008 - 2009
  • President, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians 1996 - 1997

Professional Memberships