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Phoebe Physician Honored With Community & Volunteer Service Award


Americus, Ga. – Phoebe Physicians is proud to announce that Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) has selected Michael Busman, MD, as a co-recipient of its 2020 Community & Volunteer Service Award, for providing access to high-quality medical care across southwestern Georgia.

“It is a great honor to receive this award. I am here to serve all my patients and the community. I think it’s important to give back to the community that gives to you,” said Dr. Busman.

Dr. Busman is a primary care and sports medicine physician at Phoebe Primary Care & Sports Medicine of Americus. He was the first primary care medical director for Phoebe Physicians and currently serves as the medical director of the Georgia Southwestern State University Student Health Center. Dr. Busman is also the team physician for Americus-Sumter County High School and South Georgia Technical College.

In 2011, Dr. Busman co-founded a free healthcare clinic in Americus called Sumter Faith Clinic. The clinic is a volunteer medical ministry that serves the uninsured and underserved in the community by addressing both physical and spiritual needs.

Dr. Busman earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. He completed his family medicine residency at The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

“We are honored to have Dr. Busman has a member of the Phoebe Physician family. He exemplifies what it means to be a volunteer – not only giving of his time but his talents as well. He is passionate about his work and committed to ensuring the citizens of Sumter County and surrounding areas, receive the highest quality of care,” said Dr. Suresh Lakhanpal, CEO, Phoebe Physicians.

Dr. Busman has previously held leadership roles in GAFP – servings as the chair of the Membership Committee and vice chair of the Education & Research Committee. Additionally, he has been the recipient of the GAFP’s Family Physician of the Year award.