Benjamin Barlow, MD

CMO of American Family Care

Dr. Benjamin Barlow currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of American Family Care, the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and occupational medicine, with 222 medical centers caring for nearly 3 million patients a year. Dr. Barlow joined AFC after more than a decade of service to our country in the United States Air Force and three years as a White House Physician. During his distinguished military career, Dr. Barlow was continuously assigned roles of increasing responsibility, including overseas deployment in support of combat troops and as the Emergency Department Medical Director at Langley Air Force Base – the busiest ER in the Air Force with 36,000 patient visits per year. During his final years in the Air Force he served as the Senior White House Physician, directly caring for and traveling with President Obama, President Trump and the First Families. He also was selected by the Physician to the President to care for former President Bush to austere locations in Africa and China. For his service to our nation, he is the recipient of the Presidential Service Certificate, the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal, among other noteworthy distinctions. Most recently he was awarded as one of Birmingham’s Veterans of Influence by the Birmingham Business Journal and received the Rising Star award from the Urgent Care Association.

Dr. Barlow attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He then attended the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, where he earned is Doctor of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Barlow attended Residency in Emergency Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.


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