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TransforMED Announces Governance Change

Jun 7, 2010 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced changes to its governing board. Marcia Nielsen, Ph.D., MPH, joined the TransforMED Board of Managers effective June 1. She replaced Jeff Gruen, M.D., MBA, who will ...

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TransforMED Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Continues to Evolve in Part Based on ...

Jun 7, 2010 - - Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians and its subsidiary, TransforMED, announced the release of a report by the independent evaluation team of TransforMED’s two-year, physician practice redesign initiative titled the National Demonstration Project. The report is published ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/transformed-nationaldemonstrationproject.html

AAFP Statement: Failure of ‘Doc Fix’ Endangers Elderly Americans’ Access to Health Care

May 28, 2010 - Family physicians are outraged that Congress has jeopardized the health care security of millions of elderly and disabled Americans who depend on Medicare and TRICARE. By failing to pass HR 4213 by June 1, Congress has once again allowed a devastating 21 percent cut go into effect for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/congressional-indecision.html

TransforMED’s Delta-Exchange Teams with Group Practice to Present Free Webinar Series ...

May 26, 2010 - TransforMED, a national leader in patient-centered medical home transformation, and Group Practice Forum (GPF), an independent network of physician group experts and education professionals, today announced a partnership to deliver patient-centric clinical education to primary care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/transformed-deltaexchange-grouppractice.html

Associations Urge House to Protect Access to Physicians for Older Americans and ...

May 25, 2010 - WASHINGTON-Today, AARP along with the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association and Military Officers Association of America, call on the U.S. House of Representatives to support the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/stop-cuts-to-medicare.html

TransforMED Launches New Service Offering to Accelerate Medical Home Adoption in Small ...

May 25, 2010 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced a new service offering aimed at helping small primary care practices implement the TransforMED patient-centered medical home model of care. TransforMED’s Small Practice ...

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AAFP Statement: Family Medicine Appreciates Efforts to Forestall Medicare Payment Cuts

May 20, 2010 - On June 1, family physicians and all physicians who provide health care services to Medicare beneficiaries, face once again an unsustainable reduction of more than 20 percent in their payments, unless Congress acts. While we all agree that Congress should permanently address the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/medicarepaymentcuts-sgr.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Emphasizes Physician-reviewed Consumer Education ...

May 14, 2010 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians’ Consumer Alliance Program continues to educate physicians and consumers about the role some products can play in a healthy, active lifestyle, through its award-winning, consumer health site - FamilyDoctor.org and other program ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/consumer-alliance-nature-made.html

Revised Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Aims to Improve Health of Student-Athletes

May 13, 2010 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians, along with five other medical societies, has introduced an updated Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE), for use by physicians and other healthcare professionals in evaluating the physical condition of student-athletes. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/ppe-2010.html

AAFP Honors Top 10 Medical Schools for Contributions to Family Medicine Workforce

May 6, 2010 - Ten allopathic medical schools that have contributed the most to the pipeline of family physicians were honored when the American Academy of Family Physicians presented its Top Ten Awards during the recent Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference. The awards recognize ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/top10familymedicineschools.html

Policy Analysis: Healthy People, Healthy Communities Require Strong Primary Care

May 4, 2010 - Successful health care reform relies on building up primary care infrastructure, particularly in moving to more comprehensive models such as the patient-centered medical home.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/grahamcenter.html

American Academy of Family Physicians’ Chief Financial Officer Named Vice President of ...

Apr 30, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Robert Watchinski, C.P.A., vice president for financial and administrative services. Watchinski has served as the AAFP’s chief financial officer for more than 15 years, and will continue his work in that function in addition to the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/robert-watchinski.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Lauds Donald Berwick Nomination as CMS Administrator

Apr 23, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the nomination of Donald Berwick, M.D., to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/donaldberwick-nomination-cmsadministrator.html

Passage of Health Care Reform Launches New Era

Mar 21, 2010 - The AAFP commends Congress for passing Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HR 3590. While it's been a long and sometimes challenging year for health care reform, today's vote on this important legislation, marks the start of a health care system that meets the needs of Americans.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act.html

Family Medicine Gains 101 U.S. Medical School Graduates in 2010 Residency Match

Mar 18, 2010 - Family medicine residency training programs this year attracted 101 more U.S. medical school graduates to the specialty than in 2009, according to the National Residency Match Program results announced today. Known as the Match, the results show family medicine drew 1,184 U.S. graduates.

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AAFP Statement: Congress Must Stop ‘Patching’ Medicare and Start Implementing Permanent...

Mar 3, 2010 - Tuesday’s late-night passage of a 29-day patch to the mandated 21 percent Medicare pay cut - and legislation now before the Senate to extend this patch - buy time. But this doesn’t build physician confidence and trust in a system on which millions of elderly, disabled Americans and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/congress-must-stop-patching-medicare.html

AAFP Statement: Congressional Failure to Avert 21 Percent Medicare Cut Puts Elderly, ...

Feb 26, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is deeply angered at congressional failure to avert the mandated 21.2 percent Medicare physician pay cut. This inaction - in the face of virtually universal calls by the medical community and advocates for Medicare beneficiaries - has put ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/medicare-cuts.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Joins First Lady Obama’s Effort to End Childhood ...

Feb 9, 2010 - LEAWOOD, Kan. -- The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to join with First Lady Michelle Obama and other health, community, business and governmental organizations to help prevent and treat childhood obesity as part of the Let’s Move! campaign. Over the past three decades,...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/lets-move-chilhood-obesity.html

AAFP Statement: Justice Served in Tiller Case

Feb 8, 2010 - Tiller-Roeder statement

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/tiller-roeder.html

AAFP Statement: Federal Budget Investments in Rural Care, Primary Care Physician ...

Feb 3, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the fiscal year 2011 federal budget invests in programs that promise to give Americans a high quality, efficient and accessible health care system based on a strong foundation of primary care. Such investment in primary care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/federalbudget-workforce.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Calls on Congress to Act Now on Medicare Physician Payment

Jan 29, 2010 - For nine years, Congress has recognized that the Medicare physician payment system is seriously flawed. For nine years, they have failed to fix it.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/medicare-physicianpayment.html

AAFP Statement: State of Union Speech Highlighted Need to Continue Working to Solve ...

Jan 27, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds President Obama for continuing to shine a spotlight on the need for health care reform. It is, indeed, a problem that will not go away. The realities that started the debate about health care remain.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/stateoftheunion.html

Charles Moses and Glenn Seils Join TransforMED as Practice Enhancement Facilitators

Jan 26, 2010 - TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced the addition of Charles Moses, MBA, MSHA, FACMPE and Glenn Seils to the TransforMED team of practice enhancement facilitators. Moses and Seils will be responsible for assisting primary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/transformed-moses-seils.html

Meaningful Use Regulations Pave the Way for Progress

Jan 22, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and its Center for Health Information Technology support the goals of the new meaningful use regulations announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and believe they can facilitate progress in optimal health IT use among ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/meaningfull-use.html

Health Groups Release 2010 Immunization Schedules

Jan 21, 2010 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ 2010 recommended adult, adolescent and childhood immunization schedules include new options for the human papillomavirus vaccination in adults as well as the addition of the H1N1 influenza ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/2010-immunization-schedules.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Updates Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Jan 15, 2010 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today revised its Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services regarding breast cancer screening. The new recommendations, based on the evidence report and recommendations developed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, state that the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/breast-cancer-screening-recommendations.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends Senate for Passage of Health Care Reform Bill

Dec 24, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has passed the Senate. This legislation sets the framework for comprehensive health care reform and begins to strengthen primary medical care, the foundation of the U.S. health care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/senate-passage-of-health-care-reform-bill.html

AAFP Statement: Condolence to Family and Friends of Dennis Sandlin, MD

Dec 21, 2009 - With great sadness, the American Academy of Family Physicians expresses condolences to the family, friends and patients of Dennis Sandlin, M.D. His death was the result of a senseless and tragic act of violence against a physician who provided an essential service in his rural community.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/sandlin-statement.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Opposes Effort to Postpone Physician Payment Rule

Dec 11, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians strongly opposes the Senate amendment introduced by Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa. This amendment would postpone implementation of the CMS 2010 fee schedule that would begin to pay appropriately for the medical services provided to patients, end ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/physicianpaymentrule.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Outlines Position on Senate Health Reform Bill

Dec 2, 2009 - On behalf of the 94,600 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, thank you for your long-term commitment to health reform in the United States, and for introducing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is a major piece of legislation that is the result of a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/reid-letter.html

Survey Shows Family Doctors Taking Variety of Steps to Fight H1N1

Nov 25, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians released results today of a national survey that shows its members are arming their patients with the latest information needed to help lessen their risk of contracting the 2009 H1N1 A novel influenza virus. The results also show...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/h1n1-family-physicians.html

Donna Payne Joins TransforMED as Chief Operating Officer

Nov 24, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced Donna Payne, FACHE, will serve as the company’s chief operating officer. As COO, Payne will be responsible for ensuring TransforMED is positioned for continued growth and...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/transformed-donna-payne.html

AAFP Statement: Passage of Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act Will Stabilize Access ...

Nov 19, 2009 - Elderly and disabled Americans have scored a victory with the House passage of the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act (HR 3961).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/medicarephysicianpayment-reformact.html

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and TransforMED Join with Primary Care ...

Nov 12, 2009 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and TransforMED, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), today introduced a pilot program in which 13 primary care physician groups (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics) in the Kansas City ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/bluecrossbluesield-kansascity-transformed-medicalhomepilot.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Commend House for Passage of Affordable Health Care ...

Nov 8, 2009 - The House passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) is an important step toward needed change in the health care system.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/hr-3962.html

AAFP Statement: Fee Schedule Rectifies Payment Disparities

Nov 5, 2009 - Publication of the final 2010 Medicare physician fee schedule and regulations demonstrates the continued recognition that a high quality, efficient health care system must rest on a foundation of primary medical care. The 2010 fee schedule provides important payment changes through ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/premanent-fix-sgr.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud Confirmation of Regina Benjamin as U.S. ...

Nov 2, 2009 - Family physicians applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Regina Benjamin, MD., as U.S. surgeon general. All Americans will benefit from Dr. Benjamin’s medical expertise, clinical experience and advocacy for all patients. She is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to health ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/regina-benjamin-confirmation.html

Mississippi Family Doctor Selected as Olympic Torchbearer

Oct 29, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. -- The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced that AAFP member Timothy Alford, M.D., a family physician in Kosciusko, Miss., has been selected by Coca-Cola as an Olympic Torchbearer for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia,...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/olympic-torchbearer.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians ‘Extremely Disappointed’ With Failure of S. 1776

Oct 22, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians and its more than 94,600 members are extremely disappointed that the Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009 (S. 1776) failed to garner the 60 votes required to send this legislation to a full U.S. Senate vote. We applaud the efforts of Sen. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/failure-of-s-1776.html

Leading Physician Groups Urge Pregnant Women to Get Both Flu Vaccines

Oct 22, 2009 - To help stress the urgent message that pregnant women must get vaccinated against both seasonal influenza and 2009 H1N1 to protect themselves and their unborn baby, the American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Obstetricians ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/h1n1-vaccine-pregnant-patients.html

American Academy of Family Physicians and MetLife Foundation Collaborate to Create New ...

Oct 22, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the AAFP Foundation announce that they have been awarded a $150,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, designed to counter the national epidemic of childhood obesity by empowering family physicians with new ways to promote physical ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/metlife-foundation-obesity.html

AAFP Statement: Medicare Physician Fairness Act Promises Dependable Access to High ...

Oct 20, 2009 - Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009 (S. 1776).

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/medicare-physician-fairness-act.html

Welch Allyn Introduces New EHR Preparation and Selection Services Program

Oct 15, 2009 - Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, today introduced its first professional consulting program, EHR (Electronic Health Record) Preparation and Selection Services. The program is designed to guide medical practices systematically ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/welchallyn.html

Baton Rouge Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family...

Oct 14, 2009 - Rani G. Whitfield, M.D., a family physician from Baton Rouge, LA., was awarded the 2009 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in Boston, MA. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/2009publichealthaward-whitfield.html

Tennessee Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family...

Oct 14, 2009 - Reid B. Blackwelder, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Kingsport, Tenn., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents more than 94,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Blackwelder was elected to a three-year ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/boardofdirectors-blackweather.html

North Carolina Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of ...

Oct 14, 2009 - - Conrad L. Flick, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Raleigh, N.C., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents more than 94,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Flick was elected to a three-year term by the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/boardofdirectors-flick.html

Massachusetts Physician Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of ...

Oct 14, 2009 - Laura C. Knobel, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Walpole, Mass., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents more than 94,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Knobel was elected to a three-year term by the ...

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Pennsylvania Physician Named New Physician Member of the American Academy of Family ...

Oct 14, 2009 - Chris Lupold, M.D., a family physician in Lancaster, Pa., has been elected the new physician representative to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents more than 94,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Lupold was elected to a ...

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Uniformed Services University Student Elected to AAFP Board of Directors

Oct 14, 2009 - Second Lieutenant Brooke Sciuto, a student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and native of Mountain Top, Pa., has been elected to the board of the directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents more than 94,600 physicians and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/boardofdirectors-sciuto.html

Oregon Physician Elected to the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors

Oct 14, 2009 - Robert Stenger, M.D., M.P.H., a family physician in Portland, Ore., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents more than 94,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Stenger was elected to a one-year term by the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/boardofdirectors-stenger.html

Ted Epperly, M.D., Assumes Role of Board Chair of the American Academy of Family ...

Oct 14, 2009 - BOSTON - Ted Epperly, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Boise, Idaho, assumes the role of board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians today. Previously, he served one-year terms as president and president-elect and three years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/epperly-board-chair.html

Idaho Physician Named 2010 Family Physician of the Year

Oct 14, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today named Karl N. Watts, M.D., the 2010 Family Physician of the Year at the opening ceremony of its Annual Scientific Assembly. The Family Physician of the Year award honors one outstanding American family physician who provides patients with ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/familyphysicianoftheyear-watts.html

Success of Health Care Reform Depends on Strong Primary Care Physician Workforce

Oct 14, 2009 - Health care reform in the United States will not succeed unless it includes policies that encourage tens of thousands of medical students to choose primary medical care specialties.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/familyphysicianworkforcereform.html

Roland A. Goertz, M.D., Chosen President-Elect of the American Academy Family Physicians

Oct 14, 2009 - Roland A. Goertz, M.D., MBA, FAAFP, a family physician in Waco, Texas, has been chosen president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. The AAFP represents more than 94,600 physicians and medical ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/goertz-preselect.html

San Antonio Physician Elected Speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Oct 14, 2009 - BOSTON - Leah Raye Mabry, M.D., R.Ph., FAAFP, a family physician in San Antonio, was re-elected speaker of the Congress of Delegates, the governing body of the American Academy of Family Physicians, at the organization’s annual meeting here. As speaker, Mabry will continue to serve as ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/mabry-speaker.html

John Meigs Re-Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family ...

Oct 14, 2009 - John Meigs, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Centreville, Ala., has been re-elected vice speaker of the Congress of Delegates, the governing body of the American Academy of Family Physicians, at the organization’s annual meeting in Boston. As vice speaker, Meigs will serve as an ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/meigs-vicespeaker.html

Lori J. Heim, M.D., Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Oct 14, 2009 - Lori J. Heim, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Laurinburg, N.C., assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians today. Previously, she served three years as a director on the AAFP Board of Directors and one year as president-elect. Heim was elected ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/president-heim.html

AAFP Statement: Condolence to Family and Friends of George Tiller, MD

Oct 14, 2009 - Condolence to Family and Friends of George Tiller, MD

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/tiller-statement.html

AAFP Statement: America’s Health Future Act Holds Promise

Oct 13, 2009 - Meaningful health system reform must ensure health insurance to patients, a physician workforce that provides high quality, efficient care, and a financial structure that can be sustained.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/americashealthfutureact.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Call on Senate to Confirm Regina Benjamin, MD, as ...

Oct 7, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians calls on the Senate to quickly confirm the appointment of Regina Benjamin, MD, as U.S. Surgeon General. As a family physician who has brought her medical expertise to providing high quality health care, educating patients about health lifestyles...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/confirm-regina-benjamin.html

AAFP Launches Consumer Alliance With 1st Partner: The Coca-Cola Company

Oct 6, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced the Consumer Alliance, a new corporate partnership program, with its first alliance partner, The Coca-Cola Company.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/consumeralliance-cocacola.html

Adults Need Whooping Cough Booster Shot, Too

Sep 25, 2009 - Many people may think of whooping cough as a disease of the past - something eradicated generations ago. However, the number of cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that whooping cough is still very much a public health concern; health experts ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/whoopingcoug-adults.html

Pregnant Women Need Flu Shots

Sep 23, 2009 - Pregnant women should be sure to get all their flu shots as soon as the vaccines become available this year to protect them against both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 (swine) flu, according to eight leading national maternal and infant health organizations.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/flushots-pregnantwomen.html

AAFP Statement: Senate Finance Committee Health Reform Proposal a Move in the Right ...

Sep 16, 2009 - Meaningful health care reform will succeed when Americans have access to affordable care and the nation has a solid foundation of primary care physicians to whom Americans can turn for their first-contact care, preventive services and chronic health care needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/senatefinancecommittee-healthreformproposal.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Agree With President That "Now is the Time to Deliver...

Sep 10, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends President Barack Obama for urging action this year on health system reform. As frontline physicians who have seen the impact of our current broken system on our patients, we agree that the time for reform is now.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/obama-deliverhealthcarereform.html

AAFP Statement: Recent Retail Clinic Studies May Misinform Patients

Sep 3, 2009 - The recent studies by the Rand Corporation published in the latest Annals of Internal Medicine claim that care delivered at retail health clinics is as good and is less expensive than care received in a doctor’s office.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/retail-health-clinics.html

TransforMED Launches First-Ever Professional Social Networking Site For Primary Care ...

Aug 11, 2009 - TransforMED LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced the launch of Delta-Exchange (www.transformed.com/delta-exchange/media.cfm) a first-of-its-kind collaborative networking site dedicated to helping primary care practices implement ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/transformed-deltaexchange.html

450,000 Doctors Demand: ‘Heal Health Care Now’

Jul 30, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - America’s front-line family doctors want you to know what they think about the current dysfunctional health care system and the benefits that could be realized from a system built on primary care. Today marks the launch of Heal Health Care Now. This Web-based initiative ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/heal-health-care-now.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Laud President’s Call for Action on Health System Reform

Jul 23, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians agrees with President Barack Obama that the American people cannot wait for health care reform. Family physicians see first hand the fallout from our broken system, as more patients are priced out of health care coverage or lose health insurance...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/obama-call-for-action.html

Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Increasing Childhood Immunizations ...

Jul 21, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 AAFP Foundation Wyeth Immunization awards. These celebrated family medicine residency programs have achieved excellence in clinical practice by developing creative ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/wyeth-immunization-awards.html

Healthcare Administrative Simplification Coalition describes how billions wasted on ...

Jul 20, 2009 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The nation could save billions of dollars each year in the healthcare system by addressing certain areas of administrative complexity, according to a report released today by the Healthcare Administrative Simplification Coalition (HASC), a public/private partnership ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/healthcare-administrative-simplification-coalition.html

AAFP Statement: Affordable Health Choices Act Promises Meaningful, Sustainable Reform

Jul 16, 2009 - America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives marks an important step forward in establishing comprehensive, meaningful and sustainable health care reform.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/americasaffordablehealthchoicesactof2009.html

Students from 38 States Recognized for Achievements in National Tar Wars Poster Contest

Jul 14, 2009 - WASHINGTON - Alexa Barrett, a fifth-grader from American Falls, Idaho, was named the 2009 Tar Wars national poster contest winner Monday, July 13, at a ceremony during the Tar Wars National Conference in Washington, D.C. As the national poster contest winner, Barrett receives a family ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/tar-wars-poster-contest-2009.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud Nomination

Jul 13, 2009 - Family physicians across the nation applaud President Barack Obama’s nomination of Regina Benjamin, MD, to be U.S. surgeon general.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/reginabenjamin-surgeongeneral.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Applauds Proposed Changes to Medicare Payment Policies

Jul 5, 2009 - The release of policies and payment rates for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule demonstrates that President Obama understands the importance of building a health care system on primary care that will meet patients’ needs and provide high quality, efficient care for everyone

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/medicarephysicianfeeschedule.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Names New Medical Director of Continuing Medical ...

Jul 1, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Ann Karty, MD, FAAFP, medical director of AAFP Continuing Medical Education.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/annkarty-cme-director.html

AAFP Statement: Recruitment Report Reconfirms Worsening Shortage of Primary Care ...

Jun 25, 2009 - The release of the 2009 Merritt Hawkins Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives provides continued evidence that America is in serious need of primary care physicians - particularly family physicians. This annual report shows that demand for family physicians skyrocketed 132 percent ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/merritthawkins-physicianshortage.html

Family Physicians Support House Health Reform Proposal

Jun 25, 2009 - The United States no longer can afford to dither at the edges of health system reform. The nation needs meaningful, comprehensive change that revitalizes primary medical care and thereby ensures everyone has access to high quality health care. That was the message taken to the U.S. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/waysandmeansandenergyandcommercecommittee-testimony-epperly.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Applaud PhRMA Agreement to Lower Prescription Costs ...

Jun 23, 2009 - Nearly 45 years ago, the U.S. government recognized that our elderly - often the most vulnerable among us - could not get the health care they needed. Congress responded with the passage of legislation that created Medicare.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/medicarepartd-phrmaagreement.html

Call for Primary Care Reform from American Academy of Family Physicians, American ...

Jun 18, 2009 - Leaders of three national organizations representing nearly a third of a million physicians today visited Capitol Hill offices to express their continued concern for America’s patients who do not have access to primary care physicians. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/primarycarereform-aafp-acp-aoa.html

AAFP Statement: American Academy of Family Physicians Responds to President Obama’s ...

Jun 15, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends President Obama for calling out the importance of primary care in his speech to the AMA today as the cornerstone for establishing a high-quality, affordable and efficient health care system that ensures health care for all and the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/obama-speech-americanmedicalassociation.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends U.S. House Committees on Outline for Health Care Reform

Jun 12, 2009 - Health system reform must provide universal access, ensure an adequate number of primary care physicians and control costs if it is to be both meaningful and sustainable. The AAFP commends the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor committees for proposing ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/aafp-commends-house-committees-outline.html

AAFP Statement: Affordable Health Choices Act Marks the Beginning of Action

Jun 12, 2009 - Americans have talked about, criticized, pondered and worried about health care for more than two decades. Policy makers, economists, lawmakers and patient advocates have called for health care reform for more than 15 years. The introduction of the Affordable Health Choices Act marks ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/affordable-health-choices-act.html

AAFP Statement: American Academy of Family Physicians Supports Choice of Public and ...

Jun 12, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians supports including a public health plan option in health reform legislation. AAFP has consistently called for health system reform that ensures health care coverage for all and, to the extent that a public plan would ensure that - and adhere to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/public-and-private-health-plans.html

Independent Evaluation Team Shares Second Round of Preliminary Findings From ...

May 28, 2009 - A team of independent evaluators today released the second round of preliminary findings from the TransforMED medical home national demonstration project. The two-year pilot, undertaken by TransforMED LLC, was supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians. These most recent ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/natioinaldemonstrationproject-findings.html

AAFP Statement: Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act

May 20, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) applauds Congresswoman Schwartz for introducing the Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/primarycareact.html

National Survey of Family Doctors Shows Recession Takes Startling Toll on Patients

May 19, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians released the results today of a national survey that confirms the negative and potentially serious impact the recession is having on Americans’ access to health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/nationalsurvey-familydoctors-recession.html

American Academy of Family Physicians and AnswersMedia Expand Their Media Presence with...

May 15, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is teaming with multi-platform video distributor AnswersMedia, LLC., to provide consumers with expert health content on a new high-definition and digital broadcast, online and wireless network - Live Well HD

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/answersmedia-livewell-hdnetwork.html

Seven-Part Series Focuses on Source of and Solutions to Health Care Crisis

May 11, 2009 - Seven-Part Series Focuses on Source of and Solutions to Health Care Crisis

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/annalsoffamilymedicne-sevenpartseries-sourceofandsolutionstohealthcarecrisis.html

AAFP Statement: President Obama’s First 100 Days Bring Important Health Care ...

May 1, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians congratulates President Barack Obama on the many accomplishments of his first 100 days in office. Family physicians and their patients appreciate President Obama’s consistent focus on ensuring that all Americans have access to appropriate and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/obama-100-days.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Advises Members to Remain Vigilant As H1N1 ...

Apr 30, 2009 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the United States. In response to this urgent situation, the American Academy of Family Physicians has called on its members to remain ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/swine-flu.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Applauds Confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Secretary

Apr 28, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians congratulates Kathleen Sebelius on her confirmation as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/sebelius-hhssecretary.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Partners With Health Care Notification Network to...

Apr 23, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced its support of the Health Care Notification Network, an online Patient Safety Drug Alert network that replaces the traditional paper-based alerts delivered via the U.S. Postal Service. The AAFP endorses the HCNN as improving ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/health-care-notification-network.html

AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Urge Congressional Conferees to Move Quickly on FY ...

Apr 3, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends both the U.S. House and Senate for moving quickly to approve the Fiscal Year 2010 budget proposals within their respective chambers.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/federal-budget.html

AAFP Statement: 2009 Resident Match Results Sharpen Focus on Family Physician Shortage,...

Mar 19, 2009 - If America is to right the ship of health care and turn it toward a system of higher quality, improved efficiency, better outcomes, less cost, and decreased geographic and ethnic disparity, it must increase the number of primary care physicians. We cannot meet that goal without ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/2009-resident-match-results-sharpen-focus-on-family-physician-shortage.html

Number of Students Choosing Family Medicine Dips, Despite Skyrocketing Demand -- -- 2009

Mar 19, 2009 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Demand for family physicians is up and growing. Proposals for health system reform focus on increasing the number of primary care physicians in America. Despite those trends, the number of future physicians who chose family medicine dipped this year, according to the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/number-of-students-choosing-family-medicine-dips.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Joins Cover the Uninsured Week Partners to Urge Policy-Makers to ...

Mar 13, 2009 - One of the least visible but most concerning effects of an economic downturn is the loss of access to health care. With a record number of unemployed Americans, we can expect to see the number of uninsured Americans increase dramatically. In January, the Kaiser Family Foundation report,...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/cover-the-uninsured-week-2009.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Names Susanna Guzman Director of Online and ...

Mar 11, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced Susanna Guzman has been promoted to director of its Online and Custom Publishing Division.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/online-custom-publishing-guzman.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Names New Director of Online Development and ...

Mar 11, 2009 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Heather Boyle Townsend director of online development and partnerships in its Online and Custom Publishing Division.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/online-custom-publishing-townsend.html

AAFP Statement: Sebelius Nomination Promises Strong Voice for Affordable Access to ...

Mar 2, 2009 - President Barack Obama’s nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services promises solid leadership in the national debate on health care reform.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/sebelius-secretaryofthedepartmentofhealthandhumanservices.html

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