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In Support of Buprenorphine Deregulation -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Family physicians should join the fight to remove limits on prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p6.html

Hematologic Abnormality in a Young Soldier - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2019 Issue Photo Quiz Hematologic Abnormality in a Young Soldier ADAM B. HOWES, MD, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar Am Fam Physician. 2019 Aug 1;100(3):176-178. A healthy 21-year-old male soldier stationed in...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p176.html

Focusing on the Patient and Physician Experience -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Let FPM help you take care of your patients and find the joy in practice.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p5.html

Introducing FPM’s New Medical Editor -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - We welcome Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, to the FPM editorial team.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p4.html

Resolution No. *** (Colorado A) - Family Medicine Residency Closure -- Congress of ...

Aug 1, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians request that the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) expand and alter the ABFM definition of hardship to create a new category of program, rather than individual resident hardship, that defines a ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/colorado-a.mem.html

Meet the FMIG Network Student Leaders -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 1, 2019 - Read QandAs and get contact information for the FMIG regional coordinators and SNMA student liaison.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/connect/leaders.html

Meet the FMIG Network National Coordinator -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Aug 1, 2019 - A QandA with the current FMIG Network National Coordinator, who facilitates the work of the five Regional Coordinators to strengthen FMIGs nationwide.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/connect/national-coordinator.html

Ingrown Toenails - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2019 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p158-s1.html

Is moonlighting right for you? -- FPM

Jul 31, 2019 - Moonlighting can help your pocketbook or your career. But follow these steps to make sure it doesn't cause new problems.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/moonlighting.html

Where Do You Draw the Line With Patients, Animals?

Jul 31, 2019 - Amid calls for stricter standards for emotional support animals, we asked our new physician bloggers how they handle letter-writing requests from patients regarding their animals. This Fresh Perspectives blog post includes their answers.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190731fp-pets.html

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jul 31, 2019 - The AAFP summarizes details of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including regulatory requirements.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/medicare/internal/medicare-physician-fee-schedule.html

Residents Focus Discussions on Training, Patient Care

Jul 31, 2019 - During this year's National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, participants adopted measures on various topics, including opioid use disorder treatment and support for residents whose programs close unexpectedly.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-rescongress.html

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

Jul 31, 2019 - The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme Exploring More.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-storytelling.html

Students Focus on Physician Wellness, Additional Training

Jul 31, 2019 - During the 2019 National Congress of Student Members in Kansas City, Mo., delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting physician wellness and requested additional training.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-studentcongress.html

Alternative Payment Models -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jul 31, 2019 - The AAFP refutes the SGR as an accurate indicator of physician cost in providing patient care and recommends study of the PCMH model or other alternative payment models to inform regulatory changes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/apms.html

Medicare releases proposed rule on 2020 physician fee schedule -- FPM

Jul 30, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its proposed physician fee schedule for 2020. Here are some of the highlights affecting family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2020_physician_payment_fee_schedule.html

Program of Excellence Award Winners | 2019 -- Student, Resident and Faculty Awards

Jul 30, 2019 - Get inspired to develop your own FMIG programming by viewing the Program of Excellence Award-Winning applications.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/fmig/poe.html

Past Recipients of Program of Excellence Awards -- Student, Resident and Faculty Awards

Jul 30, 2019 - View past recipients of the FMIG Network Program of Excellence Awards.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/fmig/past-recipients.html

Resolution No. *** (California C) - Mifepristone Use in Early Pregnancy Loss Management...

Jul 30, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the safety and efficacy of mifepristone as the most evidence-based care for medical management of EPL, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians reaffirm its efforts to overturn ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-c.mem.html

Resolution No. *** (California D) - Decriminalization of Abortion Provision -- Congress...

Jul 30, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt policy opposing the criminalization of physicians providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-d.mem.html

Resolution No. *** (Co-Sponsored E) - Educational Category -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 30, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)add the CME category: Health Care Systems, Health Care Economics, and Health Care Policy to help facilitate the development of online educational materials and facilitate CME lectures at National Conference of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/co-sponsored-e.mem.html

Resiliency Program Reduces Burnout Symptoms in FM Residents

Jul 30, 2019 - Results of a small trial showed a resiliency program was effective in reducing burnout symptoms in family medicine residents. In addition to reducing some symptoms in the short term, researchers noted that there were no significant increases in any burnout measurements in the long term.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190730resiliencystudy.html

Respiratory Tract Infections - American Family Physician

Jul 29, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Respiratory Tract Infections Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=29

Pharyngitis (Sore Throat) - American Family Physician

Jul 29, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Pharyngitis (Sore Throat) Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=110

About National Conference | AAFP

Jul 29, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP National Conference, including reasons to attend, scholarships, and more. July 30 - August 1, 2020 | Kansas City Convention Center | 301 W. 13th | Kansas City, MO

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/about.html

National Conference Events | AAFP

Jul 29, 2019 - Network with other family medicine residents and students at AAFP National Conference social and community service events. July 30 - August 1, 2020, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/events.html

National Conference Expo Hall | AAFP

Jul 29, 2019 - Stop by the Expo Hall at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students. July 30 - August 1, 2020, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/expo.html

National Conference Educational Programming | AAFP

Jul 29, 2019 - Discover the educational programs available at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students, including skills and procedural workshops. July 30 - August 1, 2020, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education.html

Specialty's Breadth Drew Resident Leader to Family Medicine

Jul 29, 2019 - Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., volunteered in free clinics for nine years as a college and medical student. The array of skills displayed by her family medicine mentors made her specialty choice an easy one.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190729fdf-askari.html

Screen Pregnant Women for HBV at First Prenatal Visit

Jul 29, 2019 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final recommendation statement and evidence review on screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus infection. Based on that review, the USPSTF recommended screening pregnant women for HBV at their first prenatal visit to help ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190729uspstfhbvfinal.html

Preparing to Transition to Value-based Care -- Physician Payment

Jul 29, 2019 - Learn how two family physicians are incorporating value-based concepts into their practices to ensure quality patient care and financial sustainability.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/value-based-care-payment/transition-to-value-based-care.html

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

Jul 27, 2019 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 27 in Kansas City, Mo., to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190727nc-elections.html

Three things to remember when choosing a code without a diagnosis -- FPM

Jul 26, 2019 - Selecting the appropriate ICD-10 code depends on having a diagnosis. If you don't have a confirmed diagnosis, follow this advice to record your patient's signs and symptoms.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_without_diagnosis.html

National Conference Helped Set Our Family Medicine Paths

Jul 26, 2019 - In this video post from the event, Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., the resident member of the AAFP Board of Directors, and student Board member Chandler Stisher, M.D., discuss how the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students influenced their career paths.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190726lv-nationalconfvideo.html

Candidate Information

Jul 26, 2019 - View the resident and student candidate documents from the 2019 National Conference.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/congresses/orientation/candidates.mem.html

EMR Optimization MIG -- Member Interest Groups

Jul 26, 2019 - To support the AAFP in identifying emerging technologies to improve human interactions in the exam room and provide feedback on current and EMR future changes

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/emr-optimization.html

Intimate Partner Violence MIG -- Member Interest Groups

Jul 26, 2019 - Advocate for IPV awareness on local, state and national levels to support advocacy, education, and public health measures that address IPV issues.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/partner-violence.html

State Legislative Issue Backgrounders

Jul 26, 2019 - State Legislative Issue Backgrounders from the AAFP Center for State Policy

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in Hilton Head Island, SC -- CME

Jul 25, 2019 - Learn the latest on chronic conditions at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in Hilton Head Island, SC, Sept 9-12, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/hilton-head-island.html

The first step to better patient visits and satisfaction -- FPM

Jul 25, 2019 - There are many simple steps physicians can take to make their visits more successful and satisfying for the patient. The first is making sure to sit down.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/patient_communication_sitting.html

How to remind patients they're due for preventive care -- FPM

Jul 24, 2019 - Patients can forget to schedule preventive care visits. Sending out reminders is a good approach, but you have to be careful not to get too much of a good thing.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/preventive_care_scheduling.html

AAFP Joins Effort to Postpone PAMA Laboratory Reporting

Jul 24, 2019 - The AAFP and more than two dozen other organizations recently urged congressional leaders to delay required reporting of 2020 clinical laboratory data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190724pamaltr.html

ACOG, AAP Update Guidance on Group B Strep in Infants

Jul 24, 2019 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics recently coordinated to issue updated guidance on preventing and managing group B streptococcal infection in infants.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190724groupbstrep.html

FPM's New Medical Editor Shares Vision, Goals for Journal

Jul 24, 2019 - Sarina Schrager, M.D., M.S., was recently appointed the new medical editor of FPM. Schrager brings extensive writing and editing experience to the role, as well as a background in full-scope family medicine practice and education.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190724schrager-fpm.html

ABFM Certification Pilot Proves Worthy Alternative

Jul 24, 2019 - The American Board of Family Medicine has announced it is extending its Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot through 2020. After six months as a participant, AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Clif Knight, M.D., shares his take on the alternative exam.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190724gst-ed-fmcla.html

New Study, Guidance Affirm Transgender Patients' Care Needs

Jul 24, 2019 - A recent study and updated clinical guidance remind physicians that treating transgender patients starts with providing solid primary care services along with nonjudgmental communication.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190724lgbtcare.html

Patients Facing Homelessness Need More Than Referrals

Jul 23, 2019 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., explains why Refer to social work is not the natural conclusion of a physician's role in addressing social determinants of health among patients experiencing homelessness.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190723fp-homeless.html

Academy Takes Aim at Rural Health Challenges

Jul 23, 2019 - Rural Americans tend to be older, poorer and sicker than their urban counterparts. In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at the issues the Academy's new rural health initiative aims to address.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190723itt-rural.html

Bloodborne Pathogens

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on strategies to prevent the transfer of blood borne infections.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/bloodborne-pathogens.html

Criminalization of the Provision of Medical Care to Undocumented Individuals

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on the criminalization of providing medical care to undocumented individuals.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/crim-undoc.html

Equal Opportunity

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on equal opportunity.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/equal-opportunity.html

Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on family medicine interest groups.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fm-interest-groups.html

Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on direct to consumer genetic testing.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/genetic-testing.html

Health Care Costs, Methods for Reducing

Jul 23, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policy regarding methods to reduce health care costs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-costs.html

Health Impacts of Immigration

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on the health impacts of immigration.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-immigration.html

Home Diagnostic Test Kits

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on home test kits.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/home-kits.html

Institutional Racism in the Health Care System

Jul 23, 2019 - Read about the AAFP's policy regarding institutional racism in the health care system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/institutional-racism.html

Family Physicians as Role Models for for Underpresented Students

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's strategies for addressing the underrepresentation of students in medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/minority-students.html

Obesity and Overweight

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/obesity.html

Prevention and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's endorsement of strategies for the prevention and managementof sexually transmitted infections.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prevention-control.html

Procedural Skills, Scope of Training in Family Medicine Residencies

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's guidelines for teaching residents procedures in the scope of family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/procedural-skills-scope.html

Collecting Racial, Ethnic, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Data in Surveys

Jul 23, 2019 - Read about the AAFP's policy on Collecting Racial, Ethnic, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Data in Surveys.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/racialethnic-sexualgenderdata.html

Rural Health Care, "First Responder" Training

Jul 23, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on providing first responder training to rural family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-health-responder.html

Substance Use Disorders

Jul 23, 2019 - Read AAFP's policies on substance use disorders and related health prevention programs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/substance-abuse.html

Family Medicine Experience (FMX) App

Jul 23, 2019 - Download the 2019 AAFP Family Medicine Experience event app. The app helps you create your schedule and bookmark exhibitors. | AAFP FMX, September 24-28, Philadelphia, PA

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/mobile.html

AAFP Maternity Care CME Course in Bellevue, WA -- CME

Jul 22, 2019 - Get evidence-based, up-to-date CME to care for mothers and infants at the AAFP Family-Centered Maternity Care live course July 29-August 1, 2020 in Bellevue, WA.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/maternity-live/bellevue.html

Resolution No. 605 (California E) - Increased Percentage of Women’s Reproductive Health...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate that the Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Curriculum Advisory Panel (CAP) increase the weight of women’s reproductive health topics at future FMX events and remove the four percent cap.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/california-e.mem.html

Resolution No. 201 (Co-Sponsored A) - Candidate Hospitality Event -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Candidate Campaign Activities and Rules regarding the candidate hospitality event be amended beginning in 2019 and forward as follows: Commit [the] AAFP to a minimum contribution of $10,000 to the joint reception, with ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/cosponsored-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 412 (Co-Sponsored K) - Non-pharmacologic Interventions, Pain, and ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians explore additional avenues beyond its current policy and practices that encourage and facilitate the incorporation of acupuncture and spinal manipulation by family physicians to treat pain and reduce opioid use.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/cosponsored-k.mem.html

Resolution No. 411 (Illinois A) - FDA and Low-Nicotine Products -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) revoke its support of the Food and Drug Administration standard of low-nicotine to minimally or non-addictive levels, while the AAFP reviews more studies on the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/illinois-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 613 - ABFM Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA) on Health Equity -- ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop a Knowledge Skills Assessment on Health Equity and formally request endorsement by the American Board of Family Medicine, and be it further that the AAFP make available to all chapters, educational materials and...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/late-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 504 (Minnesota A) - Health Care Payment Reform -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians ask the government to give a medical tax credit for U.S. citizens buying direct primary care to transform American medical care into a more efficient primary care based personal health care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/minnesota-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 612 (New Mexico A) - Medical History of Applicants for New Mexico ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with our colleague organizations and other stakeholders to advocate and suggest new language for medical board applications that only asks about current medical or mental impairment and not about past.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/newmexico-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 402 (New York State J) - Medical Aid in Dying -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians affirm that the use of medical aid in dying is an ethical, personal, end-of-life decision when the patient is terminally ill, is suffering and capable of making an informed decision to end his/her suffering through ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/newyork-j.mem.html

Resolution No. 607 (Washington A) - Climate CME and the Public Health -- Congress of ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians proactively expand its continuing medical education offerings that prepare physicians to identify, manage, and prevent health conditions related to human induced climate change.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/washington-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 609 (Washington B) - Support National Paid Family Leave -- Congress of ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) adopt the following policy statement: The AAFP supports a comprehensive national paid family and medical leave program that guarantees all employees at least 12 weeks of paid family leave after the birth or ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/washington-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 406 (Washington C) - Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Hospitals and Drug ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians endorse a position that hospitals should treat opioid use disorder as a chronic disease, including identifying patients with this condition; providing multiple evidence-based treatment options in the inpatient, ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/washington-c.mem.html

Working to Inspire Fellow Medical Students

Jul 22, 2019 - Margaret Miller, student chair of the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, will see a year's worth of hard work come to fruition this week in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190722fdf-miller.html

CDC Urges Physicians to Rapidly Recognize, Report AFM Cases

Jul 22, 2019 - As the late summer/early fall 'season' for acute flaccid myelitis nears, the CDC is reminding medical professionals what they should look for to quickly recognize AFM symptoms and report suspected cases to their health department.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190722mmwr-afm.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 90 - July 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Jul 22, 2019 - Episode 90 includes discussions on hearing loss, aspirin in healthy older adults, AFP Clinical Answers, omega-3 oil, interpregnancy care, erythema multiforme, and semaglutide.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/90.html

AAFP Welcomes New Medical Editor to FPM Editorial Team

Jul 22, 2019 - description

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-welcomes-new-medical-editor.html

Five ways to add some warmth and personality to your exam rooms -- FPM

Jul 19, 2019 - Exam rooms don’t have to feel cold and boring. Here are five ideas for adding some personal touches that will make the space more inviting to patients and more comfortable for you and your staff.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/exam_room_decor.html

COD Tentative Schedule of Activities -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 19, 2019 - Information about the Congress of Delegate schedule of activities.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/schedule.mem.html

Parental Leave During Residency Training

Jul 19, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on parental leave plans during residency training.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/parental-leave.html

Offer Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Kids, Teens

Jul 19, 2019 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft recommendation statement examining how primary care interventions affect tobacco use prevention and cessation in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190719uspstfyouthsmoking.html

Three myths about patient access -- FPM

Jul 18, 2019 - Research has shown that one of the most effective ways to improve outcomes and reduce costs is to improve patients’ access to primary care. But many practices are going about access improvement all wrong.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/patient_access_myths.html

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Scope of Practice for Pharmacists

Jul 18, 2019 - In this webcast, the representatives from the AAFP, AMA, and Idaho AFP lead a discussion about state efforts to expand pharmacists’ scope of practice and best practices to address this legislative trend.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-scope-pharmacists.mem.html

Cardiovascular Risk -- Clinical Recommendation

Jul 18, 2019 - Access the clinical practice guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk, endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cardiovascular-risk.html

Got a new colleague? Do these things on day one -- FPM

Jul 17, 2019 - A well-organized orientation process can help maximize physician performance and retention. Here are three ways you can help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/new_physician_orientation.html

Resolution No. *** (Washington A) - Promoting Access to Abortion Care by Supporting ...

Jul 17, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support all clinicians who are trained in providing medication and first trimester aspiration abortions.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/washington-a.mem.html

What Do FM Residents Know About Environmental Health?

Jul 17, 2019 - Results of a survey of Canadian family medicine residents suggest substantial gaps exist in their knowledge about and training on environmental health issues.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190717residentenvirohealth.html

AAFP Pushes for Legislative Fix for Harmful Title X Rule

Jul 17, 2019 - The AAFP has joined numerous other health professional organizations in calling on the Senate to limit the harmful impact of HHS' Title X final rule.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190717titlexrule.html

Truth Initiative Smoking Imagery Study Sparks Change

Jul 17, 2019 - Truth Initiative, which focuses on dissuading youth and young adults from using tobacco, has released a report indicating that depictions of tobacco use in youth-rated broadcast/cable and streaming content rose by more than 379% in one year.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190717tobaccoimages.html

Study Tests Protocol to Expand Use of Medical Translators

Jul 17, 2019 - Recent research identified benefits and drawbacks to a protocol in which medical assistants arranged for language translation during the rooming process -- before the clinician ever entered the room.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190717translationstudy.html

Study Examines Causes of High-severity Malpractice Cases

Jul 16, 2019 - New research indicates that more than one out of three cases of medical malpractice that result in death or permanent disability can be linked to inaccurate or delayed diagnosis.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190716diagnosisstudy.html

Researchers Push Primary Care Teams to 'Power Up'

Jul 16, 2019 - Researchers describe a new model that extends clinician visits to team visits by pairing each physician with highly trained nurses or medical assistants.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190716primarycareteams.html

Erythema Multiforme: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - Erythema multiforme is an immune-mediated reaction that involves the skin and sometimes the mucosa. Classically described as target-like, the erythema multiforme lesions can be isolated, recurrent, or persistent. Most commonly, the lesions of erythema multiforme present symmetrically on...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p82.html

Hearing Loss in Adults: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - More than 30 million U.S. adults have hearing loss. This condition is underrecognized, and hearing aids and other hearing enhancement technologies are underused. Hearing loss is categorized as conductive, sensorineural, or mixed. Age-related sensorineural hearing loss (i.e., ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p98.html

Acupuncture for Pain - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - Acupuncture has been increasingly used as an integrative or complementary therapy for pain. It is well-tolerated with little risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional acupuncture and nontraditional techniques, such as electroacupuncture and dry needling, often result in reported pain...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p89.html

Family Planning and Contraception - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on family planning and contraception, including emergency contraception, hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, infertility, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine devices, preconception care, tubal sterilization, and vasectomy. This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=71

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