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Prescription Drug Issues

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug issues are a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/rxabuse.html

Tobacco Use

Oct 15, 2019 - Primary care physicians play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction, as well as influencing legislation that promotes public health.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/tobacco.html

Women's Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women, and call upon the insurance industry to support this standard of care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/women.html

Building the Family Physician Workforce

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that primary care physicians are vital to the health of our nation. We work to promote programs, initiatives, and funding to support this vocation.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce.html

Medical Student Debt

Oct 15, 2019 - The cost of medical education can impact the specialty of family medicine. The AAFP supports alternative funding strategies for family medicine students.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/debt.html

Scope of Practice

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that the family physician is uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing primary care for patients.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/scope.html

Graduate Medical Education

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/gme.html

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP calls on Congress to increase funding for this vital GME program and protect it as a fiscal commitment in the years to come.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/title-vii.html

AAFP Creates New MIG for Employed Physicians

Oct 15, 2019 - Employed family physicians have a new member interest group where they can network, communicate ideas and share common interests.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20191015employedmig.html

Painful Vesicular Eruption on the Index Finger of a Butcher - Photo Quiz - American ...

Jun 15, 2019 - A man who worked as a butcher presented with erythema, swelling, and painful lesions on his index finger that did not resolve with antibiotics. Plain radiography did not show bony abnormalities.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p773.html

Is your EHR slowing you down? -- FPM

Jun 14, 2019 - No one got into medicine for the typing. Here are ways to speed up your use of electronic health record systems.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Family Medicine Is Key to Abundant Opportunities

Oct 14, 2019 - Former AAFP President Warren Jones, M.D., has been taking on leadership roles in family medicine for decades. At 71, he's not done yet.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191014fdf-jones.html

Primary Care Exception Needs Expansion, AAFP Tells CMS

Oct 14, 2019 - In an Oct. 9 letter to CMS, the Academy advocated for the expansion of codes under the primary care exception rule -- an update that would reduce administrative complexity without compromising patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014exceptionrule.html

AAFP Pushes Against Executive Order on Equivalent Payment

Oct 14, 2019 - A recent White House executive order meant to bolster Medicare includes some good ideas -- but one element could impair high-quality, team-based primary care, the Academy warned in an Oct. 11 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014execorder.html

Got an idea to reduce physician burden? CMS wants to hear it -- FPM

Jun 13, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has opened a request for information, looking for ways to reduce paperwork and allow physicians to spend more time on patient care.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Three tips for making a referral for counseling -- FPM

Jun 13, 2019 - Some patients may still believe there is a stigma attached to seeking counseling. But if you believe it would benefit him or her, here are some suggestions to help make the process easier.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Test your E/M coding skills -- FPM

Jun 12, 2019 - E/M coding for repeat patient visits during the same day can be tricky. How would you code this scenario?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

We Made It Through Residency. Here's How You Can, Too

Jun 12, 2019 - As Astrud Villareal, M.D., D.I.M.P.H., wraps up her training, she and her mentors offer some tips for the new class of family medicine interns.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190612fp-interntips.html

Focusing on Single Issue Guarantees Inaction on Others

Jun 11, 2019 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that disagreement on a single issue shouldn't prevent collaboration on others.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190611itt-singleissue.html

FPs Should Lead: Thoughts on an Executive Career Path

Jun 11, 2019 - James Ellzy, M.D., writes that health care could use more family physicians in executive roles. He offers tips for those interested in administration.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190611lv-physicianexecs.html

Hematologic Conditions -- FP Essentials

Oct 11, 2019 - FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition is available for individual purchase.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/485-ed.html

AAFP Updates CME Search, Reporter Functions for Members

Oct 11, 2019 - The Academy has updated the CME Search and CME Reporter tools on AAFP.org, making it easier for members to find the specific CME products and activities they need.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191011cmesearch.html

Drug Pricing - AAFP Legislative Stance

Oct 10, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on drug pricing.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/drug-pricing.html

Family Physicians as Role Models for Underpresented Students

Oct 10, 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

AAFP Renews Push for Site-neutral Payment

Oct 9, 2019 - The Academy continued its extensive advocacy for site-neutral payment in a recent round of letters to CMS and Congress, saying that such payment parity would encourage patients to make decisions based on quality rather than cost.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191009oppsletters.html

In Wake of Measles Outbreaks, CDC Updates 2019 Case Totals

Oct 9, 2019 - The CDC is reporting details from this year's measles outbreaks after the New York State Department of Health declared that the state's nearly yearlong outbreak has ended. The good news: The United States has maintained its measles elimination status.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191009measlesupdt.html

AAFP to HRSA: Primary Care Services Best Delivered by FPs

Oct 9, 2019 - The AAFP has responded to a request for information from the Health Resources and Services Administration regarding rural communities' access to health care services. Noting that 17% of AAFP members currently practice in rural areas, the Academy said FPs are best-suited to deliver ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191009hrsaletter.html

AAFP Welcomes Proposed Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

Oct 8, 2019 - The Academy praised a proposed rule that would add stark warning labels to cigarette packs and called on regulators to go further to protect youth from nicotine.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191008cigarettewarnings.html

Work after clinic: seven ideas for regaining control over your time -- FPM

Jun 7, 2019 - Although changes are needed to address the underlying problem of administrative complexity in health care, individual physicians can take practical steps to improve efficiency and reduce the amount of time they spend working after hours.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Physician Dispensing of Drug Samples

Oct 7, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policy on physician dispensing of drug samples.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/drug-samples.html

Equal Opportunity

Oct 7, 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, Definition of

Oct 7, 2019 - Learn AAFP's definition of family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-medicine-definition.html

Role Definition of Family Medicine

Oct 7, 2019 - Learn AAFP's role definition of family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-medicine-roledefinition.html

Fee-splitting

Oct 7, 2019 - Read about AAFP's policy on fee-splitting

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fee-splitting.html

Family Medicine Academic Department

Oct 7, 2019 - Learn AAFP's policy on U.S. medical school family medicine academic departments.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Family Physician, Definition

Oct 7, 2019 - Read AAFP's definition of a family physician.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fp-definition.html

Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

Oct 7, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policies on hospitalists trained in family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Integrative Medicine, Credit for CME Activities

Oct 7, 2019 - Learn about AAFP's policy on the accreditation of educational activities about integrative medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integrative-medicine.html

Integrative Medicine

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on integrative medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integrative-medicine1.html

Intimate Partner Violence

Oct 7, 2019 - Read about AAFP's policy on intimate partner violence.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/intimatepartner-violence.html

Medicare/Medicaid Abuses

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on the process for addressing Medicare/Medicaid abuses.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicare-medicaid.html

AAFP Mission Statement

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the mission statement for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Nuclear Waste Disposal

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the AAFP's support of the safe handling and storage of nuclear waste.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nuclear-waste.html

Patient Care, Concurrent

Oct 7, 2019 - Read AAFP's policy on concurrent patient care and physician payment.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-care.html

Physician Expert Witness in Medical Liability Suits

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on physicians serving as expert witnesses in medical liability cases.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-expert.html

Physician and Patient Relationships, Professional Responsibility

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on establishing a relationship between patients and physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-patient.html

Protective Equipment for Recreational and Competitive Sports Activities

Oct 7, 2019 - Learn about the recommendations suggested for physicians counseling patients on sports safety equipment.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/protective-equipment.html

Promoting Early Literacy Development

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the AAFP's promotion of early literacy development.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/promoting-early.html

Research - Ethical Participation by Family Physicians

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the ethical considerations for physicians to follow when conducting medical research.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-ethical.html

Rural Health Care, "First Responder" Training

Oct 7, 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

Treatment of Survivors of Sexual Assault

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the AAFP's recommendation on the procedures for treatment of survivors of sexual assault

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sexual-assault.html

Stimulant Drinks and Products

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on Stimulant Drinks and Products.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/stimulant-drinksandproducts.html

Visa (J-1) Fast Track

Oct 7, 2019 - Read AAFP's support of the J-1 VISA fast track process.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/visa-fast-track.html

Caring for Immigrants at the Border and on Capitol Hill

Oct 7, 2019 - Claudia Mercado, M.D., treated thousands of asylum-seekers this summer in Laredo, Texas, and more are on the way. Now she's taking her message to Washington, D.C.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191007fdf-mercado.html

CDC: THC Products Used in Most Vaping Illness Cases

Oct 7, 2019 - The CDC said the latest findings from its investigation into lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, indicate that three-fourths of those affected used tetrahydrocannabinol-containing products.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191007thcvaping.html

Screen Pregnant Patients for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Oct 7, 2019 - On Sept. 24, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults, recommending that all pregnant patients be screened.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191007uspstf-asb.html

Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives

Oct 7, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on over-the-counter oral contraceptives.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/otc-oral-contraceptives.html

Medicare changing rules for modifiers to override claims edits -- FPM

Jun 6, 2019 - Medicare and some private payers are set to make it easier to use modifiers to override claims edits.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

How to establish yourself as a physician leader -- FPM

Jun 6, 2019 - Because of their medical authority, every physician is a leader in their organization to some extent. Those who expand their leadership potential tend to have four characteristics.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

The right (and wrong) way to make sure patients understand your instructions -- FPM

Jun 6, 2019 - An estimated 50 percent of patients leave their medical visits without understanding what their physician told them. The teach-back technique can help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

What Evidence Do We Need Before Recommending Routine Screening for Social Determinants ...

May 15, 2019 - Social determinants have a large effect on patients' health and well-being. Primary care clinicians need more evidence about their role in addressing social determinants of health, and community resources and public health support are needed to help patients with unmet social needs.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p602.html

Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety - AFP Clinical ...

Aug 15, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p208.html

FPs Steer the AAFP With Plenty of Ways to Influence Course

Jun 5, 2019 - AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., explains how AAFP policy is set by members who represent a wide scope of opinions about the best ways to advance family medicine.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190605lv-governance.html

Past Fellow Recipients -- Degree of Fellow

Oct 4, 2019 - Find out who was previously awarded the AAFP Degree of Fellow.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/fellow/past-recipients.mem.html

Views From the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience

Oct 4, 2019 - This page features photos, videos and other content highlighting various events at the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190930cod-fmx-views.html

Rural FPs Need More Support in Treating Mental Illness

Jun 3, 2019 - Rural physicians and their patients face significant barriers when it comes to providing mental health care. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Tate Hinkle, M.D., suggests strategies to help overcome these problems.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190603fp-mentalhealth.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

Oct 3, 2019 - Monday, May 18 - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Washington, DC | Plan to attend the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit to learn the latest on federal advocacy issues that impact family medicine and participate in key discussions with Congressional staff on Capitol Hill.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmas.html

Employed Physician MIG -- Member Interest Groups

Oct 3, 2019 - Serve as a resource for employed physicians by promoting discussion on issues relevant to physicians who are employed by physician groups or hospital systems.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/employed-physician.html

Certification, CME, Residency Issues Top Delegates' Agenda

Oct 2, 2019 - Delegates to the 2019 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of education-related issues, including the pros and cons of the American Board of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191002cod-education.html

Delegates Act on Obesity Bias, Other Public Health Issues

Oct 2, 2019 - Delegates to the 2019 Congress of Delegates addressed issues that included stigma and bias associated with obesity in the practice setting and elsewhere, family separation, and reproductive health.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191002cod-hops.html

Family Physicians Aim to Grow AAFP, Embrace Inclusiveness

Oct 2, 2019 - Family physicians attending the 2019 Congress of Delegates in Philadelphia debated resolutions addressing family-friendly meetings, gender pronouns on badges and more.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191002cod-orgfin.html

AAFP, Others Demand Answers on Advanced APM Bonus Delays

Oct 2, 2019 - On Sept. 16, the Academy and eight other groups wrote to CMS expressing concern about delays in payment of a performance bonus to family physicians and other clinicians. Less than two weeks later, the agency responded by announcing that participants would soon start receiving the ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191002aapmltr.html

Domino: Beer is OK (If You Exercise), But Avoid Kale

Oct 1, 2019 - Frank Domino, M.D., delivered his popular Top 10 Updates in Evidence-based Medicine Sept. 27 during the Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia. As usual, his presentation drew a huge crowd.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191001fmx-domino.html

Seven ways your medical assistant can help you provide patient-centered care -- FPM

May 31, 2019 - Need new resources to provide better patient care? How about following these seven strategies to better use the medical assistants you already have?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

FPs Fight to Retain Full Scope, Ensure High-quality Care

Sep 30, 2019 - The Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement at the 2019 Congress of Delegates discussed topics including privileging, credentialing, scope of practice and acupuncture.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190930cod-pe.html

AI Moving Health Care to 'Cusp of a Major Revolution'

Sep 30, 2019 - During a mainstage event at the 2019 Family Medicine Experience, innovators in health IT discussed how artificial intelligence is poised to radically change health care delivery.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190930fmx-healthit.html

PAMA Pay Cuts: How Have They Affected Your Practice?

Sep 30, 2019 - The Academy is encouraging family physicians to complete a survey that explores the effects of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act on their ability to provide office-based laboratory services.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190930pamasurvey.html

Transitional care management: four areas to improve -- FPM

May 30, 2019 - Patients sometimes fall through the gaps when moving from an acute care environment to home. Improve these four areas to prevent that from happening.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Proportional Erosion of the Primary Care Physician Workforce Has Continued Since 2010 -...

Aug 15, 2019 - We estimate that 217,208 primary care physicians provided direct patient care in the United States in 2018. This represents an even lower percentage (30%) of the total U.S. physician cohort than the 2010 Council on Graduate Medical Education's (COGME's) recommendation to increase ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p211.html

How to encourage more appropriate quality measures -- FPM

May 29, 2019 - Many quality measure do not help patients or are out of the physician's control. If facing such measures, here are two things physicians can do.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Weight of New 'M.D.' Carries Rewarding Responsibility

May 29, 2019 - Newly graduated family physician Chandler Stisher, M.D., M.P.H., reflects on what the two new letters after his name mean for him, his patients and his community.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190529lv-graduation.html

A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients' Prescription Costs -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - A single screening question and an arsenal of cost-reducing strategies can help you help your patients afford their medications.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p5.html

Taking Aim at the High Deductibles That Drive Off Patients

May 28, 2019 - A new coalition co-founded by the Academy aims to realign the incentives and design of health care, writes AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190528itt-consumersfirst.html

More Evidence Against Antibiotics for Acute Asthma Exacerbations - POEMs - American ...

Aug 1, 2019 - Antibiotics do not benefit patients hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation. Evidence from this study suggests worse outcomes with antibiotic use, including a longer hospital stay, higher costs, and greater risk of diarrhea.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p185.html

Family Medicine Match Tool -- Residency

Sep 27, 2019 - Download the AAFP mobile app to get help planning and preparing for the 2020 Match.

Med School and Residency : Select a Family Medicine Residency

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/residency/family-medicine-match-tool.html

Michael Eisner: Find Your 'Why' and Embrace It

Sep 27, 2019 - Former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner spoke about the importance of finding meaning in your work and making the most of opportunities during a mainstage speech at the Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190927fmx-eisner.html

New AAFP President Pledges Relief for Practice Challenges

Sep 27, 2019 - Newly installed AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, introduced himself to members Sept. 25 in his first major address during the 2019 Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190927fmx-leroy.html

AAFP Hails White House Bid to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Sep 27, 2019 - The Academy has praised a recent announcement from the Trump administration that it will take decisive action by severely curtailing access to flavored e-cigarette products. The FDA is expected to finalize guidance to pull the products from the U.S. market within weeks.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190927whecigban.html

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: ...

May 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) in women of reproductive age and provide or refer women who screen positive to ongoing support services.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/od1.html

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults - ...

May 15, 2019 - A.F., a 32-year-old woman, presents for a health maintenance visit. It has been more than a year since she was last seen. She has no significant medical history and has never used tobacco, alcohol, or any other substances.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p649.html

Family Medicine Experience (FMX) | AAFP's Annual Conference

Sep 26, 2019 - AAFP's Family Medicine Experience conference is the place for family physicians to earn CME, get inspired, connect with peers, and find patient care solutions.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

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

FPOY Honored for Lifelong Commitment to Serving Others

Sep 26, 2019 - Eduardo Gonzalez, M.D., of Lakeland, Fla., has been named the AAFP's 2020 Family Physician of the Year. The award recognizes a family physician who stands out among his or her colleagues for providing compassionate and comprehensive care, enhancing the quality of the community, and ...

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190926fpoy-gonzalez.html

Delegates Find Common Ground on Interstate Licensure, Data

Sep 26, 2019 - Support for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, quicker discharge summaries and more complete claims databases were among resolution topics that won support from the Reference Committee on Advocacy during this year's Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190926cod-advocacy.html

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

Sep 25, 2019 - Ada D. Stewart, MD, is president-elect of the AAFP.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/ada-stewart1.html

Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Andrew J.P. Carroll, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

John S. Cullen, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - John S. Cullen, MD, is chair of the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Brent K. Sugimoto, MD, MPH, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Brent K. Sugimoto, MD, MPH, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Douglas E. Henley, MD, serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer for the AAFP.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/ceo-douglas-henley.html

Dennis L. Gingrich, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Dennis L. Gingrich, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Erica W. Swegler, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Erica W. Swegler, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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