Fricks, ’00, appointed to Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce

Dr. William “Bill” Fricks, a 2000 graduate who practices family medicine and has long taught our students at our Southwest Campus in Albany, was just appointed by Gov. Kemp to the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce.

This important board works to ensure Georgia communities, especially in medically underserved areas, have improved access to physicians and other health care providers. They also provide crucial information about the state’s health care workforce that helps identify the areas most in need, and they offer loan repayment programs for physicians, dentists, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses, who commit to practice in those areas. Dr. Fricks is a perfect fit for this board because he knows firsthand the unique challenges faced by physicians and other health care providers in underserved Georgia. He completed his residency training at the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program, now known as the Phoebe Family Medicine Program, and never left Albany. He has been director of that program since 2020.

Read more about Dr. Fricks.

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Jennifer Hilliard Scott

Jennifer Hilliard Scott is Director of Communications at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-8604 or

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