FAIRBURY – Richard Blatny, Sr., MD, was installed as president of the Nebraska Medical Association at the annual session held Sept. 11-12 in Omaha.
Dr. Blatny is a family medicine physician at the Fairbury Clinic P.C., and is part of the medical staff at Jefferson Community Health Center. Dr. Blatny is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine.
“It is an honor to serve the medical community and represent my peers as president of the Nebraska Medical Association,” Dr. Blatny said.
Dr. Blatny has served as a family physician at the Fairbury Clinic P.C., since 1973. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1969 from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, completed his internship in 1970 at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1973.
As an active part of the medical community – both locally and state wide, Dr. Blatny is a past winner of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Physician of the Year award. He is a past chairman of the Nebraska Medical Association Legislative Committee, past president of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, past delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a past board member of CIMRO of Nebraska. He is a former board member of Jefferson Community Health Center, and is medical director of Heritage Care Center. He is also a former board member of the St. Michael’s School.
Dr. Blatny is a member of the Nebraska Medical Association, the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The Nebraska Medical Association, founded in 1868, currently represents nearly 2,500 Nebraska physicians, students, and residents. The mission of the Nebraska Medical Association is to serve physician members by advocating for the medical profession, for patients and for the health of all Nebraskans.More