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About the American Academy of Family Physicians

Jan 18, 2019 - Learn about the American Academy of Family Physicians, a medical association representing more than 130,000 family physicians.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about.html

About the Symposium -- Program Directors Workshop (PDW) and Residency Program Solutions...

May 21, 2018 - This national conference for residency program directors, faculty, nurses, and administrators provides information, solutions, and inspiration for the entire residency team.

Events : PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium

https://www.aafp.org/events/pdw-rps/symposium.html

Abrupt Onset of a Tender Rash on the Upper and Lower Extremities - Photo Quiz - ...

Jan 15, 2018 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2018 Issue Photo Quiz Abrupt Onset of a Tender Rash on the Upper and Lower Extremities NGUYET-CAM V. LAM, MD, and EMELIA PEREZ, MD, St. Luke's Family Medicine Residency, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Am Fam Physician. 2018 Jan...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p129.html

Abrupt Rash with Painful, Nonpruritic Purpura on the Lower Extremities - Photo Quiz - ...

Nov 1, 2018 - << Previous article Next article >> Nov 1, 2018 Issue Photo Quiz Abrupt Rash with Painful, Nonpruritic Purpura on the Lower Extremities EFREN F. WU, MD, FAAFP, and PETER M. ZHANG, MD, MPH, University of California, Riverside, Family Medicine Residency, Palm Springs, California Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/p607.html

Academic Mentorship Member Interest Group -- Member Interest Groups

Aug 17, 2018 - Join the AAFP Academic Mentorship Member Interest Group and learn about their objectives and long-term goals.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/academic-mentorship.html

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

Academy Calls for Drug Pricing Transparency, Action

Apr 17, 2019 - In separate letters to lawmakers this month, the Academy expressed support for new drug pricing legislation and ongoing insulin price investigation.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190417spikeletter.html

Academy Gives Senate Strong Prescription to Improve MACRA

May 15, 2019 - In recent Senate testimony, the Academy recommended key fixes for the framework of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, including reducing complexity.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190515macrasenate.html

Academy Lauds Bills Aimed at Curbing Teen Smoking, Vaping

Jun 5, 2019 - The AAFP is voicing support for several recent bills addressing the U.S. epidemic of youth tobacco and nicotine use.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190605tobacco21.html

Academy Lauds Lawmakers as Champions of Family Medicine

May 22, 2019 - During the 2019 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., the Academy recognized Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., with Congressional Primary Care Champion Awards.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190522fmasawards.html

Academy Objects to Harmful 'Public Charge' Rule Change

Dec 6, 2018 - In a Dec. 3 letter, the AAFP signaled its strong opposition to a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule, which it said would endanger public health.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181206publicchargeletter.html

Academy Pinpoints Strengths, Weaknesses in Draft Senate Bill

Jun 26, 2019 - In detailed feedback to lawmakers on the Lower Health Care Costs Act, the AAFP applauded the bill's reauthorization of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program while calling for increased funding for the program.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190626lhccaletter.html

Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

Aug 26, 2019 - The Academy recently applauded legislation that would revise the federal tax code to allow health savings account funds to be applied to direct primary care fees.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190826pceact.html

Academy Pushes Lawmakers to Deliver Rural MOMS Act

Aug 28, 2019 - The AAFP recently applauded a Senate bill that aims to improve the critically compromised state of maternal health in rural communities.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190828momsact.html

Academy Says House Bill Would Benefit Rural FPs, Patients

Jul 3, 2019 - Legislation recently introduced in the House that addresses Medicare cost indexes would greatly benefit rural family physicians and their patients, the AAFP recently told the bill's sponsor.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190703ruralhousebill.html

Academy Sends MACRA Concerns, QPP Advice to Congress

Aug 1, 2018 - In a recent letter to Congress, the Academy expressed support for the overall goals of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act while outlining key strategies to improve its Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180801macraltr.html

Academy Takes Aim at Maternal Mortality Crisis

May 1, 2019 - The AAFP is building a coalition and taking other concrete steps to address the nation's maternal mortality crisis and to ensure that family physicians can be part of the solution.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190501maternalmortality.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

Academy Takes First Look at Proposed Rule for 2020 MPFS

Aug 2, 2019 - As the AAFP begins formulating detailed comments to CMS on its proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule, several key elements already stand out. An initial summary the Academy has developed highlights those points.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190802mpfssummary.html

Academy Warns of Danger in Proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule

Nov 7, 2018 - In a recent letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, the AAFP called for the preservation of current emission, efficiency and technology standards.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181107epaletter.html

Academy, STFM Launch Shots by AAFP/STFM

Apr 2, 2018 - The Academy and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine are excited to announce that the new Shots by AAFP/STFM applet is now available in the AAFP mobile app and as a stand-alone app, as well.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180402shotsapp.html

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Jan 24, 2019 - The AAFP supports the development of this primary care model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/delivery/acos.html

ACIP Approves 2019 Adult and Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ...

Feb 15, 2019 - The 2019 adult and childhood/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0215/p264.html

ACIP Approves New Guidance on HPV, Pneumococcal Vaccines

Jul 3, 2019 - During the June 26-27 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group voted to update its recommendations for use of the nine-valent HPV and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190703acipjunemtg.html

ACIP Reaffirms LAIV Recommendation for 2018-19 Flu Season

Jun 27, 2018 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has reaffirmed its October 2017 recommendation to include live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV; FluMist) in its guidance for the 2018-19 influenza season.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180627acipjunemtg.html

ACIP Recommends Hep A Vaccine for Homeless Patients

Oct 31, 2018 - During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181031acipmeeting.html

ACIP Recommends New Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine

Oct 31, 2017 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is recommending preferential use of a new herpes zoster subunit (HZ/su; Shingrix) vaccine over currently available herpes zoster live (Zostavax) vaccine for adults 50 and older.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171031acipmeeting.html

ACIP Releases 2018 Adult Immunization Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2018 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews and updates the adult immunization schedule annually, incorporating any previously published updates or corrections from the previous year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p279.html

ACIP Releases 2018 Childhood Immunization Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 15, 2018 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews and updates the immunization schedule for children and adolescents 18 years or younger incorporating any previously published updates or corrections from the previous ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p278.html

ACIP Updates Japanese Encephalitis, Anthrax Vaccine Guidance

Mar 6, 2019 - During the Feb. 27-28 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group voted to update recommendations for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine, along with guidance on pre-exposure prophylaxis anthrax vaccination.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190306acipmtg.html

ACIP: LAIV OK to Use During 2018-19 Flu Season

Feb 26, 2018 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently voted 12-2 to recommend that live attenuated influenza vaccine be included among vaccines to be used during the upcoming flu season.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180226acipmtg-laiv.html

Acknowledging -- and Overcoming -- My Own Racial Bias

Apr 30, 2018 - Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., is working on her own racial biases. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she questions why our medical institutions and training programs aren't doing the same.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180430fp-bias.html

Acknowledging and Thanking AFP's Peer Reviewers for 2017 - Editorials - American Family...

Apr 15, 2018 - Peer review continues to be an essential and valuable process for AFP. We recognize that these reviewers have volunteered their time and shared important expertise.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0415/p502.html

Acknowledgments

Jun 15, 2018 - View the supporters of the AAFP Family Medicine Experience, October 9 - 13, 2018, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

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

ACLF Speakers Urge FPs to Advocate for Health System Reform

May 6, 2019 - During a panel discussion on health system reform at the AAFP's 2019 Annual Chapter Leader Forum, speakers said politicians are unlikely to change the health care system without action by patients and physicians.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190506aclf-2020.html

ACLF/NCCL Speaker Information

Jan 12, 2018 - Information for potential speakers for the AAFP Annual Leadership Conference.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/speaker-info.html

ACO Planning Guide -- Physician Payment

Feb 28, 2018 - Learn about accountable care organizations using our planning guide.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/acos/planning-guide.mem.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

ACP Calls for Moderate Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Mar 9, 2018 - On March 6, the American College of Physicians published new evidence-based guidance statements in Annals of Internal Medicine that focused on loosening glycemic control targets.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180309acpdiabetes.html

ACP, CDC Issue Guidance on Hep B Screening, Treatment

Nov 29, 2017 - The American College of Physicians and CDC released a clinical guideline on hepatitis B virus infection that offers recommendations on vaccination, screening and linking patients to care.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171129hepbguideline.html

Action Alert: Report 2017 MIPS Performance Data by March 31

Feb 16, 2018 - Family physicians who need to submit data for the 2017 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System must do so by March 31 to avoid a 4 percent penalty in 2019.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20180216mipsdeadline.html

Active Membership in the AAFP -- Become a Member

Oct 18, 2017 - Join with more than 129,000 family physicians when you become an active member of the AAFP. Enjoy a wide variety of benefits and privileges, connect with colleagues, and access the latest in family medicine clinical information and CME.

Membership : Join AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/active.html

Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain Conditions - POEMs - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2018 - Acupuncture, with its meridians, chi, and other concepts that do not seem to line up with anything physiologic, is vexing to most of us who trained in Western medicine. However, this meta-analysis, based on data from almost 21,000 patients, found it to be more effective than no ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1115/od2.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

Acupuncture for Pain Relief - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 15, 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/2019/0715/p89-s1.html

Acupuncture Is Ineffective for Treatment of Low Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2017 - Advertisement Dec 15, 2017 Issue Letters to the Editor Acupuncture Is Ineffective for Treatment of Low Back Pain Am Fam Physician. 2017 Dec 15;96(12):online. Original Article: Complementary/Integrative Therapies That Work: A Review of the Evidence Issue Date: September 1, 2016 See...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/ol2.html

Acute Appendicitis: Efficient Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2018 - Appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain in adults and children, with a lifetime risk of 8.6% in males and 6.7% in females. It is the most common nonobstetric surgical emergency during pregnancy. Findings from the history, physical examination, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0701/p25.html

Acute Gout: ACP Provides Guideline on Diagnosis - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Dec 1, 2017 - The diagnostic standard for acute gout is joint aspiration with synovial fluid analysis for monosodium urate crystals; however, many patients are seen in a primary care or emergency medicine situation where synovial fluid analysis is rarely performed. The American College of Physicians ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p746.html

Acute Hand Infections - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2019 - Acute hand infections are often caused by puncture wounds and are generally classified into superficial or deep infections. Superficial infections occur in the skin and subcutaneous tissues, whereas deep infections can involve the tendon sheaths, adjacent anatomic compartments, deep ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0215/p228.html

Acute Migraine Headache: Treatment Strategies - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2018 - Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent attacks. Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, triptans, antiemetics, ergot alkaloids, and combination analgesics have evidence supporting their effectiveness in the treatment of migraine. Acetaminophen ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p243.html

Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Oct 10, 2018 - Ada D. Stewart, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/stewart.html

Ada D. Stewart, RPh, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS, HMDC

Apr 15, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Ada D. Stewart, RPh, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS, HMDC

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand3.mem.html

Ada Stewart, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Dec 7, 2018 - The South Carolina AFP announces the candidacy of Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20181207stewart-cand-ann.html

Add AAFP Virtual Care to Your Family Medicine Practice

Sep 12, 2018 - Family physicians can now sign up to purchase AAFP Virtual Care, a telemedicine platform designed specifically for FPs in small and medium-sized practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180912aafpvirtualcare.html

Add some fun to your practice -- FPM

Jun 19, 2019 - Patients often come to your practice feeling anxious, hurt, or afraid. Adding some levity can help put them at ease, and it can help your stressed-out colleagues as well.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Additional Rheumatologic Tests Critical in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis - Letters ...

Feb 15, 2019 - Letters to the Editor from AFP readers regarding previously published articles.

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0215/p221.html

Adherence to CPAP May Make a Difference for Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with ...

Sep 15, 2018 - Advertisement Sep 15, 2018 Issue Letters to the Editor Adherence to CPAP May Make a Difference for Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with OSA Am Fam Physician. 2018 Sep 15;98(6):341-342. Original Article: Treating Sleep Apnea with Positive Airway Pressure Does Not Reduce Adverse CV...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/p341.html

Adhesive Capsulitis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2019 - Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a common shoulder condition characterized by pain and decreased range of motion, especially in external rotation. Adhesive capsulitis is predominantly an idiopathic condition and has an increased prevalence in patients with diabetes...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0301/p297.html

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Sep 11, 2019 - Reducing the administrative burden on physicians is an important step toward reducing the cost of health care. The AAFP supports simplifying reimbursement processes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/simplification.html

Adolescent Health Care, Confidentiality

Mar 18, 2019 - Read the AAFP's recommendations regarding confidentiality and privacy when treating adolescent patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adolescent-confidentiality.html

Adolescent Health Care, Role of the Family Physician

Mar 18, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on family physicians qualified expertise in treating adolescent patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adolescent-role.html

Adolescent Health Care, Sexuality and Contraception

Oct 30, 2017 - Read the AAFP's position on treating the sexual health and availability of contraception to adolescent patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adolescent-sexuality.html

Adolescent Health Member Interest Group -- Member Interest Groups

Oct 18, 2017 - Join the AAFP Adolescent Health AAFP Member Interest Group and their objectives and long-term goals.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/adolescent-health.html

Adolescent Immunizations Best Practices Summit Panel Presentations

Sep 21, 2018 -

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations/imms-summit/videos.html

Adolescent Substance Use and Misuse: Recognition and Management - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2019 - Adolescent use of illicit substances imposes an enormous burden on individuals, families, and communities. The types of illicit substances adolescents are using have changed drastically over the past decade with decreases in alcohol use (including binge alcohol use) offset by increases ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p689.html

Adolescent Vaccination: Protect Their Future -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Strategies to improve your adolescent patients’ immunizations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p9.html

Adult Immunization -- National Research Network Studies

Feb 27, 2018 - View information about the AAFP National Research Network Adult Immunization study.

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/studies/all/adult-immunization.html

Adult Medicine CME -- CME

Feb 14, 2018 - Adult Medicine CME. Explore the AAFP's Continuing Medical Education options, including free online content, live courses, and self-study materials.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/topic.tag-internal.html

Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Approach to Medical Care - ...

May 15, 2018 - Developmental disabilities are attributable to a cognitive impairment, physical impairment, or both. They manifest during the developmental period from birth to early adulthood, and are likely to continue indefinitely. The life expectancy of most persons with developmental disabilities ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p649.html

Advance Care Planning -- Physician Payment

Jan 29, 2019 - Advance care planning (ACP) is the face-to-face time a physician or other qualified health care professional spends with a patient, family member, or surrogate to explain and discuss advance directives. Two CPT codes are used to report ACP services: 99497 and 99498.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/medicare-coordination-services/acp.html

Advance Care Planning Increases Execution of Advance Directives and Surrogate ...

Dec 1, 2018 - In this study, an intensive advance care planning intervention dramatically increased the completion of advance directives and the identification of surrogate decision makers.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p682a.html

Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) FAQ -- Physician Payment

Feb 11, 2019 - Get the answers to your questions about Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPM) with the AAFP AAPM FAQ.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/aapm-faq.html

Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs) -- Physician Payment

Jan 31, 2019 - Information on Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs), one of the two new payment tracks created under MACRA.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms.html

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

May 28, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/socialdeterminantofhealth-positionpaper.html

Advancing Health Equity: Principles to Address the Social Determinants of Health in ...

May 2, 2018 - Read the AAFP's policy on principles to address the social determinants of health in alternative payment models.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/socialdeterminants-paymentmodels.html

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Aug 13, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on adverse childhood experiences.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adversechildhood-experiences.html

Advertising: Youth Products

May 14, 2018 - Read the AAFP's endorsement of the advertising campaigns that promote healthy lifestyles.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/advertising-youth.html

Advising Medical Students on Medical School and Career -- Medical School and Residency

Aug 2, 2018 - The AAFP has resources to help advisors talk about specialty choice, medical school debt, residency selection, and more.

Med School and Residency : For Pre-Med and Medical School Educators

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/faculty/med-advisors.html

Advocacy

Jul 1, 2019 - Information on local, state, and national LGBT advocacy efforts, including the latest on AAFP advocacy efforts.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/lgbt-toolkit/advocacy.html

Advocacy -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Apr 16, 2019 - National, state and local advocacy efforts and ways you can get involved

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/advocacy.html

Advocacy and Family Medicine Series: Kevin Wong, MD, CMD, FAAFP -- Physician Health First

Jan 12, 2018 - Family physician Kevin Wong talks about what drives him to continue to advocate for medicine and how it contributes to his own well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/advocacy-series-wong.mem.html

Advocacy and Family Medicine: Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP -- Physician Health First

Dec 4, 2017 - Learn about how the advocacy efforts of family physician Sarah Sams support her own well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/advocacy-series-sams.mem.html

Advocacy Awards Spotlight Chapter Statehouse Wins

Oct 31, 2018 - The AAFP recognized four chapters with Leadership in State Government Advocacy Awards for success in advancing the interests of family medicine in state legislatures.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181031stateconfawards.html

Advocacy for Health Equity

Mar 28, 2018 - Learn more about advocacy efforts around Social Determinants of health with resources from The EveryONE Project.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/advocacy.html

Advocacy in Medical School - Free Webinar | AAFP -- Medical School

Nov 19, 2018 - Learn how to use the expertise you already have as a medical student to make a difference through advocacy.

Med School and Residency : Begin Your Medical Education

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/medical-school/webinar-advocacy.html

Advocacy, Like Sailing, Means Navigating Turbulent Seas

Apr 20, 2018 - John Cullen, M.D., knows the ropes of sailing and advocacy. In this Leader Voices blog post, he says both require teamwork and persistence.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180420lv-sailing.html

Advocating for Myself: My Journey Through Poststroke Depression - Close-ups - American ...

Jun 1, 2018 - Although the association between stroke and depression is well known and prevalent, it is often overlooked.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/p706.html

Advocating for Our Patients in the #MeToo Era

Oct 9, 2018 - In words and drawings, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., counters misconceptions regarding sexual violence with truths that she has learned from a clinical practice devoted to helping survivors.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181009fp-sexualassault.html

AFP 2018: How We’re Doing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - This editorial updates and adds to previous reports on statistics for American Family Physician (AFP).

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p772.html

AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles of 2018, and AFP Statistics - ...

May 1, 2019 - An overview of the past year and announcement of new features.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p538.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

AFP Past and Present Editors, Medical Editors, and Medical Editing Fellows -- American ...

Jul 25, 2018 - Learn about the staff for American Family Physician, a journal from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/about/staffhistory.html

AFP Podcast Interviews -- American Family Physician

Jul 20, 2018 - The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

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

AFP Podcast Wins Innovative Program Award

May 9, 2018 - description

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2018/afp-podcast-wins-innovative-program-award.html

AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 10 - June 3, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Jun 3, 2019 - Bonus Episode 10 is the The Musical Episode! and includes an interview with Bill Dabbs, MD, family physician, musical creator for the AFP Podcast and core faculty member at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville Family Medicine Residency. Topics include: teaching family medicine, ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/bonus10.html

AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 11 - September 12, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Sep 12, 2019 - Bonus Episode 11 is an nterview with Alison Block, MD, family physician and faculty member at Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency in Martinez, CA. Dr. Block is Executive Producer of the The Nocturnists, a live show and podcast where doctors share stories from the world of medicine. ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/bonus11.html

AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 6 - October 13, 2017 -- American Family Physician

Oct 13, 2017 - Bonus Episode 6 includes a discussion of Greyscale, a podcast created by Ben Davis, MD, family physician and faculty member at Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency in Seattle, Washington. Greyscale takes a look at the not-so-clear areas of medicine by sharing physicians' own ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/bonus6.html

AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 7 - February 16, 2018 -- American Family Physician

Feb 16, 2018 - Bonus Episode 7 includes an interview with outgoing editor of American Family Physician Jay Siwek, MD, and incoming editor-in-chief Sumi Makkar Sexton, MD. Topics include the past and future of American Family Physician, the leading primary care journal in the United States. We also ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/bonus7.html

AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 8 - September 17, 2018 -- American Family Physician

Sep 17, 2018 - Bonus Episode 8 includes an interview with Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Topics discussed include heath equity, leadership, advice for medical students, profound ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/bonus8.html

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