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Gary L. LeRoy, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Gary L. LeRoy, MD, is president of the AAFP.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

James A. Ellzy, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - James A. Ellzy, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Margaret Jean Miller -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Margaret Jean Miller serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/margaret-jean-miller.html

Kelly Thibert, DO, MPH -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Kelly Thibert, DO, MPH, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Russell W. Kohl, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Alan Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/board-directors/tochi-iroku-malize.html

Windel A. Stracener, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Windel A. Stracener, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Steven P. Furr, MD, FAAFP -- Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2019 - Steven P. Furr, MD, serves on the AAFP Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

2019 Congress of Delegates Videos -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 25, 2019 - View archived videos from the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Highlights of the 2019 Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

Sep 25, 2019 - Learn about news and events from the 2019 AAFP FMX.

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/2019-fmx.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2019-20

Sep 25, 2019 - On Sept. 25, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, S.C., was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190925codelections.html

New AAFP President Thrives on Serving Patients, Community

Sep 25, 2019 - AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., sat down with AAFP News to tell family physicians about himself and discuss issues he'll tackle in the coming year, including spurring development of EHR systems that suit the way family physicians work.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190925leroyqa.html

Become a Family Medicine Discovers RapSDI Scholar

Sep 25, 2019 - The Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation initiative is currently accepting applications from FPs interested in conducting innovative, short-term clinical research projects.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190925fmd-rapsdi.html

Family Physician of the Year: Eduardo C. Gonzalez, MD, FAAFP

Sep 24, 2019 - Meet Eduardo C. Gonzalez, MD, of Tampa, Florida, and learn how he’s mentoring the next generation of physicians at the University of South Florida.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/highlights19/fpoy-intro.html

Family Physician of the Year: Eduardo C. Gonzalez, MD, FAAFP

Sep 24, 2019 - Meet Eduardo C. Gonzalez, MD, of Tampa, Florida, and learn how he’s mentoring the next generation of physicians at the University of South Florida.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/highlights19/fpoy-speech.html

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

Sep 24, 2019 - Join your peers at the 2020 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 30 - August 1, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

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

National Conference Poster Competition

Sep 24, 2019 - Present a poster at the 2020 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 30 - August 1, 2020, KC Convention Center, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

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

Call for 2020 Workshop Proposals

Sep 24, 2019 - Submit a workshop proposal for the 2020 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 30 - August 1, 2020, KC Convention Center, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

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

Resident and Student Congress Schedule

Sep 24, 2019 - View the 2020 Congress schedule at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 30-August 1, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

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

News From 2019 Congress of Delegates and FMX

Sep 24, 2019 - This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of 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.html

FPs Talk Payment, Administrative Burden in Town Hall

Sep 24, 2019 - Family physicians talked with AAFP officers about a number of hot-button issues during a Town Hall meeting before the 2019 Congress of Delegates officially convened in Philadelphia.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190924townhall.html

Short-Term Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin Prevents Second Ischemic Stroke Better Than Aspirin...

Aug 15, 2019 - Combined treatment with clopidogrel and aspirin, started within 24 hours of the first event, will decrease the likelihood of a recurrent stroke in an additional 2% of patients compared with aspirin alone, with a slight increase in the risk of extra-cranial bleeding.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p249.html

The first step to changing your practice culture -- FPM

May 24, 2019 - If your practice's culture isn't inspiring you and your colleagues to do their best work, change it. Start by sitting down and answering this key question.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Officer Speeches -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 23, 2019 - Officer Speeches

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Booth Prices

Sep 23, 2019 - Check out exhibitor booth prices for the AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. October 14-18, 2020, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/exhibitors/booth-prices.html

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sep 23, 2019 - Become an AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Exhibitor. October 14-18, 2020, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

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

DPC Doc Shares Vision in State Leadership Role

Sep 23, 2019 - Molly Rutherford, M.D., M.P.H., combined addiction medicine and direct primary care in one practice. Now Rutherford, the Kentucky AFP's Board chair, is letting others know her model works.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190923fdf-rutherford.html

AAFP Rolls Out New Well-being Assessment Tool

Sep 23, 2019 - As part of its ongoing effort to help family physicians increase professional satisfaction and fulfillment, the Academy has added a new assessment resource -- the Physician Well-being Index -- to its Physician Health First portal.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20190923well-beingindex.html

AAFP Offers CMS Improvements to Proposed 2020 MPFS

Sep 23, 2019 - The AAFP recently responded to CMS' proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule with a 61-page letter that focused on issues of importance to family physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190923mpfscomment.html

Cut Red Tape for Family Physicians, AAFP Tells Congress

Sep 23, 2019 - AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., spoke to the House Committee on Small Business on Sept. 11 to make clear how administrative burdens harm physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190923housetestimony.html

Research Lacking on Screening for Cognitive Impairment

Sep 23, 2019 - On Sept. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults, citing insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for impairment in these ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190923uspstf-cognitive.html

How to create simple annual visit plans for your patients -- FPM

May 23, 2019 - Family physicians often have to think through a patient's future care needs during a visit, which can hurt efficiency and allow things to go unaddressed. Creating annual visit plans with each patient may help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Late Resolution D (If accepted, it will become Resolution No. 523) - Medicare Advantage...

Sep 22, 2019 - This resolution requests the American Academy of Family Physicians to support equal funding for Medicare Advantage in Puerto Rico, the U.S. territories, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and write a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to remove disparities...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/lateres-rpts11/lateres-d.mem.html

Five problems with clinic design -- FPM

May 22, 2019 - The success of a clinic is often tied to how it is laid out and operated. If your practice has any of these five features, you could have a problem.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Helping Patients Cope with Grief - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - The loss of a loved one, especially a spouse or a child, is perhaps one of the most difficult events a person will experience in a lifetime. The resulting grief can be overwhelming and incapacitating for a time. Family physicians can be sources of comfort to those who grieve the loss of...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p54.html

Integrating Medical Acupuncture into Family Medicine Practice - Editorials - American ...

Jul 15, 2019 - Acupuncture is an evidence-based therapy to reduce pain that can meet patient demand for nonpharmacologic treatment. Now is the time to offer training in medical acupuncture to more family physicians.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p76.html

Late Resolution B (If accepted, it will become Resolution No. 521) - AAFP Position on ...

Sep 20, 2019 - This resolution requests the American Academy of Family Physicians to adopt a position of opposition to medical aid in dying/physician assisted suicide.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/lateres-rpts11/lateres-b.mem.html

AAFP Releases Marijuana, Cannabinoids Position Paper

Sep 20, 2019 - The AAFP's new marijuana and cannabinoids position paper describes marijuana and related substance misuse as complex issues impacting family medicine, patient health and public health.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190920cannabispaper.html

Transformation in Practice Series Takes on Agenda-setting

Sep 20, 2019 - A new resource from the AAFP aims to help physicians who struggle to fit all of their patients' needs, concerns and questions into a typical 15-minute office visit and put an end to those hand on the doorknob moments.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190920tipsagenda.html

FPs Can Lead on Changes That Keep Patients Out of Hospitals

May 20, 2019 - We know that social determinants of health can have immense effects on patients' health. In this Leader Voices Blog post, resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., asks family physicians to consider how they can address these factors.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190520lv-hospitalization.html

Late Resolution C (If accepted, it will become Resolution No. 522)-Addressing the ...

Sep 19, 2019 - That the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for federal and state legislation that raises the legal age for purchases of any and all nicotine products to age 21, and advocate for federal and state legislation that bans the sale of flavored, mint, and menthol tobacco products...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/lateres-rpts11/lateres-c.mem.html

Terrence J. Schulte -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 19, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Terrence J. Schulte, introduced by the Virginia and Uniformed Services Chapters.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/terrence-schulte.mem.html

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Sep 19, 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

Emerging Leader Institute Names Best Project Winners

Sep 18, 2019 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute award recipients from its 2018 class, including the overall best project award winners.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190918emergingleaders.html

AAFP Objects to Planned End of Medicaid Access Rule

Sep 18, 2019 - The AAFP advised CMS not to rescind the Medicaid access rule and pointed out that boosting payment rates would do more to help beneficiaries access health care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190918medicaidaccess.html

AAFP Tools Offer Pointers on Assessing Patients for STIs

Sep 18, 2019 - Family physicians are ideally positioned to educate patients about the dangers of sexually transmitted infections, screen for these infections and provide appropriate care. New AAFP resources on STIs aim to help them do just that.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190918stismanual.html

Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive...

Jul 15, 2019 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p110.html

Asthma, PAD and Cardiovascular Disease, Persons Who Inject Drugs, Crohn’s Disease, ...

Aug 1, 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/2019/0801/p140.html

Teaching Health Centers and Graduate Medical Education Reform

Sep 17, 2019 - Teaching Health Centers and Graduate Medical Education Reform

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/gme-teaching-health-centers.html

AAFP to Congress: Reauthorize THCGME Program Now

Sep 17, 2019 - The AAFP is pressing Congress to reauthorize funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program before it expires Sept. 30 and urges members to join a Speak Out campaign on this critical issue.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190917thcgmespeakout.html

Are your patients taking their medications? Seven questions to help you find out -- FPM

May 17, 2019 - Asking your patients directly if they are taking their prescribed medication may not give you an accurate answer. Use these more specific questions to get a better feel for their adherence.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Transitional Care Management: Practical Processes for Your Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Helping patients safely bridge the gap from acute care to ambulatory care is good for patients and practices too.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p27.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2019 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Same-day return visit | Modifier for incident-to services | Inpatient care billing by teaching physician | Biopsy of the outer ear | Multiple X-rays

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p31.html

Webinar: Primary Care, Fellowships, and More--Career Opportunities in Family Medicine ...

Sep 16, 2019 - Watch this webinar to explore the avenues you can pursue when you choose a career in family medicine.

Med School and Residency : Transition into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/post-residency/career-opportunities.html

Practice Self Care -- Physician Health First

Sep 16, 2019 - Physicians can prevent professional burnout by taking steps to practice self-care. Find resources to help your well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/practice-self-care.html

Social Justice Brought Resident Leader to Family Medicine

Sep 16, 2019 - Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., had a job she loved running a pediatric practice, but her desire to do more led her to medical school and family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190916fdf-byrne.html

AAFP Joins Renewed Demand for Critical Gun Reforms

Sep 16, 2019 - The Academy and six fellow medical organizations again urged Congress to enact critical, common-sense policies to reduce the threat of firearms violence their patients face.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190916firearmpolicies.html

Three practical ways to assign risk levels to your patients -- FPM

May 16, 2019 - Determining who your sickest patients are ahead of time can help you more proactively manage them and make better use of limited resources. Here's how.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

How to legally provide free transportation to patients -- FPM

May 15, 2019 - Federal rules allow physicians to provide free transportation to Medicare and Medicaid patients. But the rules are strict. Here's how to stay out of trouble.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Health Startups: Revolutionary or Threat to Primary Care?

May 14, 2019 - Startups based on health care algorithms are rapidly spreading. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., describes a model that allows family physicians to offer the convenience these companies tout while preserving the doctor-patient relationship.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190514fp-appbasedcare.html

Does Single Payer Have Friends in CBO Places?

May 14, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin finds no bogeyman in the Congressional Budget Office's report on single-payer health care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190514itt-singlepayer.html

New Primer Lays Out AAFP Approach to Health Care Reform

May 14, 2019 - A new resource from the AAFP explains how the Academy will work to ensure that the voice of family medicine helps shape the future of health care in the United States.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190514lv-healthcareform.html

Eye Conditions in Infants and Children -- FP Essentials

Sep 13, 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/484-ed.html

Newly Released Tools Support HHS Plan to End HIV Epidemic

Sep 13, 2019 - On Sept. 3, the CDC released a suite of communication tools and resources to support efforts to prevent the spread of HIV infection and help keep those infected with HIV healthy.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190913stophiv.html

Depression After ACS Events: AAFP Releases Updated Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has released a guideline focusing on depression in adults within three months of an ACS event (unstable angina or myocardial infarction). The guideline is based on a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and observational studies and...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p785.html

Interoperability

Sep 12, 2019 - The AAFP seeks to keep physicians concerns central as information technologies are integrated into an effective, patient centered health care system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/hit/emr/interoperability.html

Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Risks of Marijuana Use

Sep 12, 2019 - U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H., recently issued an advisory on the health risks associated with marijuana use in adolescents and pregnant women, warning that no amount of the drug has been deemed safe.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190912sg-marijuana.html

Late Resolution A (If accepted, it will become Resolution No. 428)-Public Health Should...

Sep 11, 2019 - That the American Academy of Family Physicians actively encourage the United States Congress to support the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation to administer annual influenza vaccines to all individuals age 6 months and older who are confined or held in U.S. ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/lateres-rpts11/lateres-a.mem.html

Rules Committee Report -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 11, 2019 - Access the report of the Rules Committee which contains recommended changes to the Standing Rules and resolutions for the reaffirmation calendar for consideration by the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/rules-committee-report.mem.html

FMX 2020 | Chicago

Sep 11, 2019 - Learn more about travel to Chicago, the location of the 2020 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference, October 13-17, 2020.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

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

AAFP Gives HHS Guidance on Pain Management, Opioid Crisis

Sep 11, 2019 - The Academy responded to an HHS request for information with advice for ensuring that family physicians are able to address patient needs regarding chronic pain and opioid misuse.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190911painmgmtltr.html

CDC Provides Interim Guidance, Update on Vaping Illness

Sep 11, 2019 - On Sept. 6, CDC officials hosted a telebriefing to provide an update on the agency's investigation into more than 450 cases of serious lung illness possibly associated with use of e-cigarette products.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190911vapingupdate.html

New Research Shows Fewer Family Physicians Seeing Children

Sep 11, 2019 - New longitudinal research conducted in Vermont shows that fewer family physicians are taking care of children. Rather, the researchers verified previous findings that showed a temporal trend of child visits moving from family medicine to pediatric practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190911fpschildren.html

2019 Late Resolutions and Reports -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 10, 2019 - Access the late resolutions and reports for consideration by the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/lateres-rpts11.mem.html

Family Medicine PAC

Sep 10, 2019 - FamMedPAC is the only political action committee focused on family medicine. Join us as we advocate on behalf of family physicians and their patients.

Advocacy : Contribute

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/donate/fammedpac.html

Many Patients Hide Life-threatening Issues From Clinicians

Sep 10, 2019 - New research indicates that many patients who experience an imminent threat such as suicidality, abuse or sexual assault routinely withhold this information from their clinicians.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190910withhholdinfo.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2019 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Reduce time spent doing other physicians’ paperwork | Send preventive service reminders according to birth months | Help put patients at ease during visits | Identify patients’ unmet social needs to facilitate referrals

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p35.html

CMS clarifies documentation for teaching physicians' E/M services -- FPM

May 10, 2019 - Physicians who bill for E/M services while teaching medical students may face some changes under newly clarified federal guidelines.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Student Leader Found Intersection of Medicine, Social Justice

Sep 9, 2019 - Medical student Julia Wang, a daughter of immigrants, is emerging as a champion for health equity and social justice.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190909fdf-wang.html

Offer to Prescribe Medication to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Sep 9, 2019 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final statement recommending risk-reducing medications for women who have an increased risk for breast cancer and a low risk for adverse medication effects.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190909uspstf-breastcameds.html

Preventing Spontaneous Abortion with Progestin Therapy - Medicine by the Numbers - ...

Jul 1, 2019 - The use of progestin therapy in women with recurrent pregnancy loss appears to reduce the incidence of spontaneous abortion, preterm labor, and stillbirth, and increase the rate of live birth. However, due to issues with the studies the authors were hesitant to give progestin their full...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/od1.html

Ankle Sprains, Counseling Strategies, Dysphonia, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Egg Allergy -...

Jul 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/2019/0715/p81.html

Why Is Compassion So Important? Just Ask This Patient

May 7, 2019 - Family physicians know all about giving their patients compassionate care. In this Leader Voices Blog post, Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., shares the story of what happened when an ER team missed the mark.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190507lv-ervisit.html

Unpleasant Foot Odor and Skin Changes - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 15, 2019 - A woman presented with several months of increasingly problematic foot odor. Physical examination revealed small pits in the skin on her soles and a slight scale over the plantar surface of both feet.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p651.html

AAFP FAQ Aims to Educate FPs About Using Claims Data

Sep 6, 2019 - The AAFP has created a document to help family physicians understand all-payer claims databases so they can advocate for greater state investment in primary care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190906claimsdatabasefaq.html

Hepatitis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- Clinical Recommendation

Sep 6, 2019 - The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendations on hepatitis.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

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

Your Patient Is Crying. What Do You Do?

May 6, 2019 - What can you offer a crying patient besides a tissue? In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., discusses why patients cry, why it sometimes helps and how to react.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190506fp-crying.html

AAFP Scores Win on Payment to Support Rural Residencies

Sep 5, 2019 - As of Oct. 1, Medicare will start picking up the tab for residents' training time at critical-access hospitals, a move that helps the AAFP's Rural Health Matters initiative.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190905ipps.html

Dennis Salisbury, M.D., Withdraws Candidacy for AAFP Director

Sep 5, 2019 - The Montana AFP has announced that Dennis Salisbury, M.D., of Butte, has withdrawn his candidacy for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190905salisbury-cand-wd.html

Why I Don’t Share Patients -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Health care is fragmented enough, so why would we want to fragment it even more?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p40.html

States to lose ability to divert Medicaid payments -- FPM

May 5, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is eliminating a 2014 rule that allowed states to divert Medicaid payments to third parties.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

AAFP Tells FCC Telehealth Pilot Should Encompass Broad Scope

Sep 4, 2019 - The Academy told the Federal Communications Commission in an Aug. 28 letter that a proposed $100 million telehealth initiative must not be limited to rural physicians and patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190904fcctelehealth.html

USPSTF: Screen Adults 18-79 for Hepatitis C Infection

Sep 4, 2019 - According to a recently issued draft recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all adults ages 18-79 for hepatitis C virus infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190904uspstf-hepc.html

Study: Preterm Infants Less Likely to Be Fully Vaccinated

Sep 4, 2019 - A recent study in Pediatrics found that more than half of all preterm infants had not received the full complement of vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices by age 19 months.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190904pretermvax.html

Collaboration Improves Patient Outcomes, Lowers Cost

Sep 4, 2019 - Researchers found that an interprofessional collaborative practice model used in an ambulatory care center led to better care, lower costs and greater clinician satisfaction.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190904annalscollaboration.html

Benefits and Harms for Low-Dose Aspirin in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - POEMs - ...

Jun 1, 2019 - The 7,740 patients who took low-dose aspirin experienced 51 fewer vascular deaths, nonfatal myocardial infarctions, or nonfatal ischemic strokes; 29 fewer transient ischemic attacks; and 44 fewer revascularizations than patients who took placebo over a mean of 7.4 years.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p718.html

Edwin R. Franks, MD -- Congress of Delegates

Sep 3, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Edwin R. Franks, MD, introduced by the Texas Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/edwin-franks.mem.html

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