Colorado Primary Health Care’s Dr. Andy Fine Contributes to Denver and Colorado Physician and Healthcare Committees, Organizations
How well do you know your primary care physician? Outside of their medical training, patient rapport, and technical skills, do you know anything of their philanthropic endeavors? When not working as the leading internist and primary care physician at Colorado Primary Health Care, Dr. Andy Fine is actively influencing the medical world around him through leading the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Physicians, chairing a variety of medical committees, and even establishing physician mentoring programs. Below, we will continue a series of articles outlining the extensive work of Dr. Fine, focusing now on his dedication to serving on a variety of local medically–focused committees and volunteer organizations.
Dr. Andy Fine’s reputation of giving back to the community of healthcare and medicine is not confined to the classroom, though his history of such at the University of Colorado Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences is quite thorough. Dr. Fine currently holds the position of ACP Colorado Chapter Governor, acting as the official representative of the College for the Colorado Chapter and providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. He was selected and nominated to be in this position based on peer recognition. Beginning his work with the ACP Colorado Chapter in 1999, Dr. Fine was a founding member of the Colorado Young Physicians Section. He also served on the Educational Program and Health and Public Policy Committees, founded and directed the Young Physicians Mentoring Program, serves on the Governor’s Council, and chaired the Scientific and Education program committee, which determines all of the continuing medical educational offerings for the ACP. The ACP is the organization encompassing all internal medicine doctors and subspecialty internal medical doctors, including all pulmonary doctors, allergists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, and rheumatologists. This national organization boasts 148,000 members, and is the largest medical–specialty organization and second–largest physician group in the United States.
Early in his career, Dr. Fine became involved with the Colorado Medical Society, jump-started by serving on the Board of Directors and as President of the Young Physicians Section from 2000-2004. It is through this society he founded the Colorado Healthcare Quality Initiative in 2001, served on the Health Affairs Committee and Committee Advocating Responsibility and Excellence in Medicine. In 2004 he assisted the Selection Committee for the Executive Director Search, and later served as a Fellow in the Advanced Physician Leadership Program and Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership, spanning 2011-2012.
Alongside his work with the Colorado Medical Society, Dr. Fine was very active with a local county medical society, the South Metro Denver (Arapahoe/Douglas) Medical Society. He both founded and served as Chairman with the Young Physicians Section, served on the Board of Directors from 1999-2003, fulfilled the role of Secretary from 2000-2001, and earned the title of President–elect in 2001. Following that, he served as President of the South Metro Denver Medical Society in 2002.
Additionally, Dr. Fine was an active member of the Metro Denver Health and Wellness Commission, involved with the Executive and Policy Committees, and chaired the Programming and Worksite Wellness Committees between 2006 and 2007. Simultaneously, Dr. Fine has served as an administrator and co–sponsor of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Internal Medicine Residency Primary Care Track, and served on the Medical Education Committee of the Colorado Health Foundation, formerly Health One Foundation, the largest non–profit organization in the state in terms of endowment. He has also proudly participated in the Denver Foundation Health Committee—a large philanthropic organization in town—and the Board of Directors for the Physicians Integrated Services of Denver (Physician IPA).
Other volunteer community and leadership activities in which Dr. Fine has participated include his current role on the Community Advisory Board for the Pioneer Leadership Program at the University of Denver and previous work on the Board of Directors with the Arapahoe Medical Foundation. He also co–chaired the Hoops and Hoopla Fundraising event with the National Jewish Medical Center in 2007, and participated in the Executive Committee for the Level One Society of the Denver Health Foundation in 2006. Ranging from 2006-2009, Dr. Fine spent dedicated time towards assisting the grant–making group through the Denver Foundation via young philanthropy of Social Venture Partners Denver, including Partnership Chair, Board of Directors, Grant Making Committee, Partnership/Education Committee, Host Committee and Social Venture Partners International Conference, Lead Partner with the Program Committee for grantee—Colorado MESA (non-profit after-school engineering and science educational organization), and Nominating Committee.
Dr. Andy Fine is not only invested in providing impeccable patient care, but also in the successful and growing future of medical practitioners and healthcare as a whole. Next week, we will follow up with an expansion of his volunteer experience and career awards.