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Academy Adds Obstetrics Member Interest Group

Jan 23, 2019 - A new AAFP member interest group on obstetrics aims to help family physicians integrate comprehensive, evidence-based maternity health care into their practices.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190123obmig.html

Drop in FPs Providing Obstetric Care Alarms Researchers

Jul 2, 2017 - Researchers are concerned about recent study data that show a significant drop in the percentage of family physicians who provide obstetric care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170702obstetricsdrop.html

At Home or Abroad, ALSO Training Improves Maternal Outcomes

Dec 18, 2017 - The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics program has helped improve maternal outcomes in other countries around the globe. Carl Olden, M.D., writes that now it's time to improve U.S. outcomes.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171218lv-also.html

Revised Obstetric Data Definitions Are Open for Comment

Nov 21, 2012 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has posted revised obstetric data definitions for public comment, and the AAFP is encouraging its members to participate. The more than 60 obstetrical definitions were revised at and after the reVITALize Obstetric Data ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121121obstetricdefinitions.html

More Investment in Primary Care Would Help Mothers, Babies

Apr 11, 2018 - Obstetric care recommendations implemented in 2012 lowered costs and improved outcomes in Washington, but Carl Olden, M.D., asks in this Leader Voices Blog post whether his home state can do better.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180411lv-obcare.html

Course Introduces U.S. Medical Students, First Responders to Handling Obstetric ...

Apr 17, 2012 - The AAFP soon will be offering a Basic Life Support in Obstetrics course tailored to U.S. medical and nursing students, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders. According to Diana Winslow, R.N., AAFP manager of maternity care and patient safety, the program was ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120417blsocourse.html

ACOG Confirms What FPs Know: Most Births Need Little Intervention

Feb 27, 2017 - Robert Raspa, M.D., welcomed guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that says many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/acog_confirms_what_fps_know.html

New Hampshire AFP's Mentoring Activities Entice Students, Residents to Choose Family ...

May 31, 2013 - Until last year, when she spent a month practicing obstetrics in a rural clinic in Uganda, Mary Moreno, M.D., a family medicine resident at the New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program in Concord, N.H., never fully understood the breadth and scope of family medicine. By...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130531newhampshirechapter.html

Maintaining Maternity Care Vital to Rural Hospital Stability

Feb 13, 2019 - A panel of experts who took the stage during the recent Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., mulled various issues associated with rural hospital closures and maternity care and shared the story of one community's success.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190213nrhamaternity.html

FPs Are Answer to Rural Maternity Care Crisis

Oct 10, 2018 - Many rural communities are losing access to maternity care. AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that his rural Alaska community offers proof that family physicians can fill that void.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181010lv-obdeserts.html

Congress' Inaction Threatens Family Medicine Training

Jan 29, 2018 - The future of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program -- and more than 700 residency slots -- is unclear because Congress has failed to address long-term funding.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180129lv-thcgme.html

Drop in Number of FPs Who Deliver Babies May Create Rural Crisis

Aug 15, 2017 - A projected shortage of obstetricians and a declining percentage of family physicians who provide maternity care could create a crisis for women in underserved areas.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170815lv-ruralob.html

Our Maternal Mortality Rate Is Shameful

Mar 5, 2019 - The United States is the only developed nation with a rapidly increasing maternal mortality rate. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines what should be done about it.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190305fp-maternalmortality.html

New MIG Focuses on Climate Change, Environmental Health

Apr 5, 2019 - A new AAFP member interest group is designed to increase family physicians' understanding of and action on climate change and its health harms.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190405environmentmig.html

Counsel At-risk Women to Help Prevent Perinatal Depression

Feb 25, 2019 - A U.S. Preventive Services Task Force final statement recommends that clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression to counseling interventions.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190225uspstf-perinataldepress.html

New Research Shows Family Medicine Scope Is Shrinking

Feb 6, 2019 - Findings published in Annals of Family Medicine show that family medicine's scope of practice is being eroded even as residents say their training is more comprehensive.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180206annalsscope.html

Delivering Full-scope Family Medicine

Jun 4, 2018 - Family physician Christina Kelly, M.D., provides maternity care, including surgical obstetrics. She's also showing medical students and residents how broad their scope could be as family physicians.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180604fdf-kelly.html

Reclaiming Family Medicine's Broad Scope Benefits Everyone

Oct 9, 2018 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the debate about family medicine scope of practice shouldn't focus just on midlevel providers, but also on subspecialists.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181009itt-scope.html

Why I'm Building a Solo Practice -- Again

Sep 25, 2018 - More than 30 years into practice, Erica Swegler, M.D., explains in this Leader Voices Blog post why she decided to buck current employment trends and go back to her roots as a solo family physician.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180925lv-solopractice.html

Your Family Medicine Practice Is Whatever You Make It

Jan 16, 2018 - A new physician survey prompted our bloggers to reflect on their scope of practice and how they've tailored their work to fit the needs of their patients and their own interests.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180116fp-scope.html

AAFP Delivering on Maternity Care Training, Resources

Aug 17, 2016 - In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. The AAFP provides training and support members need to play this vital role.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_delivering_on_maternity_care.html

Support, Flexibility at Home, Work Vital to Success in Rural Practice

Jul 12, 2016 - Support, Flexibility at Home, Work Vital to Success in Rural Practice

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/support_flexibility_at_home_work.html

Shutting Rural Labor and Delivery Units Threatens Access, Health

Apr 6, 2016 - Shutting Rural Labor and Delivery Units Threatens Access, Health

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/shutting_rural_labor_and_delivery.html

Teaching Health Centers Key to Solving FP Shortage

Apr 26, 2016 - Teaching health centers are a hidden gem in graduate medical education. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin makes the case that the training model deserves greater investment to develop more primary care physicians for underserved areas.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/teaching_health_centers_key_to.html

Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

Apr 7, 2016 - Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/rural_recruiting_retention_proves_daunting.html

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