GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 3, 2020) — Daniel Dyer, MD, a resident doctor at North Colorado Family Medicine (NCFM) in Greeley has been named the Resident of the Year by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians.
Nationally recognized as one of the top family medicine residency training programs, NCFM provides residents one of the broadest ranges of procedure training found in the U.S. The honor is bestowed upon Dr. Dyer for his gift in creating warm caring relationships with patients, which stems from a deep desire to assist underserved populations in Colorado and globally. During his time at NCFM, Dr. Dyer volunteered for rigorous trainings to develop his competence in advanced maternity care and global health.
“I'm extremely honored to receive this award. I work with a number of very talented and incredible fellow residents and physicians who have helped me become the physician I am,” Dr. Dyer said. “I'm thankful for everyone who has encouraged, taught and pushed me to get to this point.”
As a student, Dr. Dyer led the creation of a hepatitis-C screening, treatment and prevention program in Omaha, Neb., connecting over 30 homeless people to treatment through his efforts. He brought that same drive to help the underserved to Greeley, where he has set up another hepatitis-C program and is developing a screening and treatment program to help family doctors better treat infected patients.
Dr. Dyer has a strong commitment to serving those in need. In Greeley, he has worked with homeless and refugee organizations and has assisted with health screening for middle and high school students. He also has a heart for serving communities beyond Colorado.
He pursued the NCFM residency program to further develop his training in rural health, low-resource areas and global health. During his residency, he has volunteered as a physician serving in Malawi and Papua New Guinea, where he will work with Samaritan’s Purse after he completes his residency.
The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians represents about 2,600 practicing and retired family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students. Each year, they recognize one family physician, one teacher and one medical resident at the group’s annual meeting in April.
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