Dr. Buck Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) awarded the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jim Buck, M.D. of Fairfield on October 28, 2022. The award ceremony took place at the IAFP Annual Awards and Installation Banquet at the West Des Moines Sheraton.

Dr. Buck graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.  He completed his family medicine residency in Baltimore, MD, at Franklin Square Hospital, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Buck is the medical director for inpatient services and performs endoscopic procedures at Jefferson County Health Center.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to a family physician(s) who meet the following criteria:

  • Has been a member of the Academy in good standing for at least 15 years
  • Is a resident of Iowa
  • Has been involved in significant community service and civic activities
  • Is a role model for other family physicians, residents and/or medical students.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is unique in that all awardees are nominated by another member of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians. A committee made up of physician members selects the awardees.

The IAFP would like to thank Dr. Buck for his significant contributions to his community and patients, and to recognize his service to family medicine in his roles as a mentor, a role model, and a teacher.