A Lexington doctor has begun her term as the new president of the American Medical Association. Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven was sworn in as the 168th president of the physicians group at the AMA’s annual meeting this week in Chicago. Hoven, who is an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist, will spend much of the year traveling on behalf of the AMA.
“I speak with physicians, I visit places around the country, I talk to doctors, I listen to their issues and their concerns, I service as a bridge, if you will, between the AMA and physicians in all parts of the United States,” said Hoven.
Hoven says a major focus of her presidency will be helping physicians with the changes brought about by the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.