Group of Six

America’s Frontline Physicians: The Group of Six

Our six organizations represent the nation’s frontline physicians who provide the overwhelming majority of care to our nation’s children, pregnant women, adults, and elderly for a full-range of physical, mental, and behavioral health conditions. Each day the physicians we represent provide health care to patients in communities large and small, urban and rural rich, and poor. 

Our organizations and the more than 560,000 members we represent are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of American families.



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About the American Academy of Family Physicians
Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 129,000 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Family physicians provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and cost-effective care dedicated to improving the health of patients, families and communities. To learn more about the AAFP and family medicine, visit
www.aafp.org/media. Follow the AAFP on Twitter(twitter.com) and like the AAFP on Facebook(www.facebook.com). For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.familydoctor.org.(www.familydoctor.org.)

About the American Academy of Pediatrics(www.aap.org)
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org(www.aap.org) and follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds(twitter.com).

About the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists(www.acog.org)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. www.acog.org(www.acog.org)

About the American College of Physicians(www.acponline.org)
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 152,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter(www.twitter.com) and Facebook(www.facebook.com).

About the American Psychiatric Association(www.psychiatry.org)
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,800 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information, please visit www.psychiatry.org(www.psychiatry.org).

About the American Osteopathic Association(osteopathic.org)
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools. Visit DoctorsThatDO.org(doctorsthatdo.org) to learn more about osteopathic medicine.