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2019 Resident and Student Congress Schedule

Apr 24, 2019 - View the 2019 Congress schedule at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 25-27, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

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

HHS Announces CMS Primary Cares Initiative

Apr 24, 2019 - HHS recently announced new payment models influenced, in part, by AAFP input, with the intention of initiating valued-based transformation in primary care settings.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190424cmsprimarycares.html

AAFP Advocates for State Primary Care Spending Bills

Apr 24, 2019 - The AAFP and state chapters are championing bills that would recognize the crucial role of primary care in ensuring patients' health.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190424statespending.html

Expert Lists Ways to Boost Adolescent Immunization Rates

Apr 24, 2019 - AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship alumnus John Merrill-Steskal, M.D., of Ellensburg, Wash., recently took time to speak with AAFP News about strategies he uses to keep adolescent immunization rates high in his practice.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190424vaccineq-a.html

AAFP Endorses Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism Dx

Apr 24, 2019 - The AAFP recently endorsed guidelines on the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) that were developed by the American Society of Hematology. The guidelines evaluated diagnostic strategies for pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis of the lower and upper extremities, and recurrent...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190424vtegdline.html

Attend a BLSO Course -- BLSO

Apr 23, 2019 - View the full schedule of upcoming Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Courses being offered by the AAFP and other approved course sponsors.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/schedule.html

Biography for Dennis F. Salisbury, MD, FAAFP -- Dennis F. Salisbury, MD, FAAFP

Apr 23, 2019 - Biography for Dennis F. Salisbury, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand3/bio.mem.html

Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism - Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical ...

Apr 23, 2019 - Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/venous-thromboembolism1.html

AAFP EVP and CEO Douglas E. Henley to Step Down Next Year

Apr 23, 2019 -

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-evp-ceo-douglas-henley-to-step-down-next-year.html

Questions About CME Credit? AAFP Has Answers

Apr 23, 2019 - In this QandA, Steven Furr, M.D., chair of the AAFP's Commission on Continuing Professional Development, tackles frequently asked questions about CME and AAFP credit.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190423aafpcme.html

Reaping Rewards From Team-backed Quality Improvement

Apr 23, 2019 - Finger Lakes Family Care in Canandaigua, N.Y., has the whole care team and office staff members on board with its quality improvement efforts.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190423teamqi.html

Become an ALSO Approved Instructor -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the didactic lectures, hands-on small group workstations, and testing stations included in an Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/instructor.html

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO)

Apr 22, 2019 - Learn about the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) program, which prepares participants to manage normal labor and obstetrical emergencies.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso.html

ALSO Course Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/course.html

ALSO Sponsor Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Sponsors can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/sponsor.html

AAFP Credit Eligibility Requirements -- CME

Apr 22, 2019 - Learn whether your CME activity is eligible for AAFP credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/eligibility.html

How Many Chances Should We Give Patients? It Depends

Apr 22, 2019 - Patients trying to recover from substance use disorders face numerous obstacles. Kurt Bravata, M.D., examines how family physicians can help.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190422fp-secondchance.html

Chapter Advocacy Webcast: Vaccine Exemptions

Apr 22, 2019 - During this webcast, hear from experts on vaccine exemption trends and chapter experiences while advocating for strong vaccine laws.

Advocacy : On the State Front

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/states/backgrounders/webcast-vaccine-exemptions.mem.html

VoterVoice: State Chapter Advocacy Tools

Apr 22, 2019 - In this webcast, ;earn more about VoterVoice capabilities and the services available to chapters.

Advocacy : On the State Front

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

Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2019 - e book Health Care For All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/hc-primer.mem.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 84 - April 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Apr 22, 2019 - Episode 84 includes discussions on kidney stones, child passenger safety, heat-related illness , social determinants of health, and common breast problems.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/84.html

Health Care for All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2019 - e book Health Care For All: Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health System in the United States

Advocacy : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/advocacy/act/hc-primer.mem.html

AAFP Welcomes New Primary Care Delivery and Payment Models

Apr 22, 2019 -

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/new-primary-care-models.html

Caring for Herself Lets Her Better Care for Others

Apr 22, 2019 - When the demands of being a physician took their toll on her health, Shani Muhammad, M.D., took steps to improve her own fitness and alter the way she practices medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190422fdf-muhammad.html

ALSO Dashboard Troubleshooting -- ALSO

Apr 21, 2019 - Find answers to dashboard troubleshooting questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/dashboard.html

ALSO Instructor Questions -- ALSO

Apr 21, 2019 - Instructors can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/instructor.html

Four tools to help you identify patient medications that need to be deprescribed -- FPM

Apr 19, 2019 - If your patient is taking multiple medications, some of which may have become unnecessary or harmful, use these four tools to begin the process of deprescribing.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Biography for Andrew J P Carroll, MD, FAAFP -- Andrew J P Carroll, MD, FAAFP

Apr 19, 2019 - Biography for Andrew J P Carroll, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand1/bio.mem.html

Biography for Steven Paul Furr, MD, FAAFP -- Steven Paul Furr, MD, FAAFP

Apr 19, 2019 - Biography for Steven Paul Furr, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand2/bio.mem.html

USPSTF: More Research Needed on Screening for Lead Exposure

Apr 19, 2019 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says in its final recommendation statement that current evidence is insufficient to support routine screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children and pregnant women.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190419uspstfleadfinal.html

Family physician pay goes up, satisfaction with pay goes down -- FPM

Apr 18, 2019 - An annual survey of physician compensation shows a healthy gain for physicians. How do you compare?

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_compensation.html

Cultural Humility Is Critical to Health Equity

Apr 18, 2019 - Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that cultural competence is not the endpoint that physicians should be striving for in the care of diverse populations. Cultural humility is important, too.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190418lv-humility.html

How to get support for your health policy goals -- FPM

Apr 17, 2019 - Public officials can be a great resource for helping you achieve changes in local health policy. Here are four steps to get elected leaders on your side.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Make Your Voice Heard; Take the Member Survey

Apr 17, 2019 - The AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey plays a key role in directing Academy resources to meet family physicians' needs. AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., urges members to take advantage of this opportunity to make their voices heard.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190417lv-satisfaction.html

Leonard D. Reeves, MD, FAAFP

Apr 17, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Website for Leonard D. Reeves, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand2.mem.html

Biography for Robert (Bob) F. Raspa, MD, FAAFP -- Robert (Bob) F. Raspa, MD, FAAFP

Apr 17, 2019 - Biography for Robert (Bob) F. Raspa, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand1/bio.mem.html

Academy Calls for Drug Pricing Transparency, Action

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

FPM Showcases Tools Available to Improve Dementia Care

Apr 17, 2019 - A research report published in the January/February issue of FPM gathered and presented evidence-based tools family physicians can use to improve care for patients with dementia.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190416fpmdementia.html

Surveys: Physician Salaries Are Increasing, Burnout Persists

Apr 16, 2019 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in the latest In the Trenches blog post that findings from a pair of Medscape surveys on compensation and burnout offer a mix of good and bad news.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190416itt-docsurveys.html

AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education -- Student, Resident and ...

Apr 16, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, recognizing leadership, civic involvement and exemplary patient care.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

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

Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP

Apr 16, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand5.mem.html

Biography for Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP -- Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP

Apr 16, 2019 - Biography for Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand5/bio.mem.html

Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP

Apr 16, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Website for Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Speaker

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/speaker/cand1.mem.html

Biography for Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP -- Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP

Apr 16, 2019 - Biography for Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Speaker

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/speaker/cand1/bio.mem.html

Biography for Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP -- Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP

Apr 16, 2019 - Biography for Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Vice Speaker

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/vice/cand1/bio.mem.html

Violence and Public and Personal Health -- FP Essentials

Apr 16, 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/480-ed.html

Advocacy -- Tobacco and Nicotine

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

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

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

Science and Education -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Apr 16, 2019 - Evidence-based guidelines and recommendations regarding tobacco and nicotine dependence and cessation.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

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

Tools -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Apr 16, 2019 - Practical tools and resources to support patient care strategies

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

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

Taking a 'Measure What You Treasure' Approach to Burnout

Apr 16, 2019 - Speakers at a session held during the AAFP's Residency Program Solutions conference focused on one residency's experience of identifying burnout and building a wellness culture.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190416beyondburnout.html

Latest CDC Update Shows Steady Increase in Measles Cases

Apr 16, 2019 - Updated figures from the CDC show that the number of confirmed measles cases in the United States continues to rise. As of April 11, 20 states have reported a total of 555 cases of the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190416measles.html

FP Honored for Selfless Service in Ebola-ravaged Liberia

Apr 16, 2019 - Family physician and Ebola survivor Richard Sacra, M.D., was recently recognized for his efforts battling the disease at ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa) Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 outbreak.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190416sacraawards.html

Kidney Stones: Treatment and Prevention - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - Kidney stones are a common disorder, with an annual incidence of eight cases per 1,000 adults. During an episode of renal colic, the first priority is to rule out conditions requiring immediate referral to an emergency department, then to alleviate pain, preferably with a nonsteroidal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p490.html

Heat-Related Illnesses - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - Heat-related illnesses comprise a spectrum of syndromes resulting from disruption of thermoregulation in people exposed to high environmental heat. Symptoms range from heat edema and exercise-associated muscle cramps to exercise-associated collapse, heat exhaustion, and life-threatening...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p482.html

Common Breast Problems - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - Palpable breast masses, mastalgia, and nipple discharge are commonly encountered symptoms in outpatient practice, causing significant patient anxiety and precipitating medical consultation. The initial workup includes a detailed clinical history and physical examination. Women ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p505.html

Sexually Transmitted Infections - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, and syphilis. This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=23

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations. This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=33

Breast Disorders - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - This collection features content on breast disorders and related issues, including breast cyst aspiration, breast masses, breast pain, galactorrhea, gynecomastia, and mastitis. This collection features content on breast disorders and related issues, including breast cyst aspiration, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=96

Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality...

Apr 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer or refer adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/od1.html

Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality...

Apr 15, 2019 - A.C., a 32-year-old woman, presents for her annual wellness visit. She recently had blood work completed that showed normal glucose and lipid levels. Her blood pressure is 124/76 mm Hg, weight is 221.8 lb (100.6 kg), height is 5 feet 6 inches (172 cm), and body mass index (BMI) is 34 kg...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p515.html

You Don't Need a Title to Lead

Apr 15, 2019 - As the AAFP's signature leadership development events approach, Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., reflects on his own leadership path in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190415fp-leadership.html

Bridging Warfarin Before Colonoscopy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation - FPIN's ...

Apr 15, 2019 - A limited number of trials that examined the risk of temporary interruption of anticoagulation before a variety of procedures did not find a reduction in the risk of stroke, but they did show an increased risk of bleeding events and venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients who were ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p519.html

Child Passenger Safety: AAP Updates Best Practice Recommendations - Practice Guidelines...

Apr 15, 2019 - There has been an increase in scientific evidence supporting the use of child safety and booster seats. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated best practice recommendations on child passenger safety based on this evidence.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p525.html

Screening for Syphilis In Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

Apr 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends early screening for syphilis infection in all pregnant women.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/od2.html

Social Determinants of Health: Family Physicians’ Leadership Role - Editorials - ...

Apr 15, 2019 - Family physicians can be early adopters of SDOH tools and models for practice, and they can advocate for use of these tools across systems of care.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p476.html

Annular Skin Lesions on the Chest - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - A woman presented with multiple scaly plaques of varying size on her neck and chest.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p517.html

Colorectal Cancer, Osteoporosis, Knee Osteoarthritis, Suspected Dementia, Pacifier Use ...

Apr 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/2019/0415/p478.html

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

Apr 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

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

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

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

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

Biography for Ada D. Stewart, RPh, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS, HMDC -- Ada D. Stewart, RPh, MD, ...

Apr 15, 2019 - Biography for Ada D. Stewart, RPh, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS, HMDC

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

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

FP Is Taking a Direct Approach to Making Things Better

Apr 15, 2019 - Allison Edwards, M.D., isn't shy about sharing her opinion when things need improvement. At two upcoming AAFP events, she'll share her perspective as a direct primary care practice owner.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190415fdf-edwards.html

Research Shows Perceptions of E-cigarettes Are Changing

Apr 15, 2019 - A recent analysis of results from two national surveys shows that increasing numbers of American adults are aware of the risks associated with e-cigarette use, with many now viewing them as at least as harmful as combustible cigarettes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180415e-cigsurveys.html

Four ways to better care for patients with a history of childhood trauma -- FPM

Apr 12, 2019 - When caring for patients with a history of childhood trauma, some simple shifts in your communication habits can signal to patients that your practice is a safe space for them and help avoid re-traumatization.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Andrew J P Carroll, MD, FAAFP

Apr 12, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Andrew J P Carroll, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand1.mem.html

Steven Paul Furr, MD, FAAFP

Apr 12, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Steven Paul Furr, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand2.mem.html

AFP Podcast: Bonus Episode 9 - April 12, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Apr 12, 2019 - Bonus Episode 9 includes an interview with Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, family physician and Cabinet Secretary for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. Dr. Walker previously worked as Deputy Chief Science Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/bonus9.html

Fellowships, Courses, and Electives in Global Health

Apr 12, 2019 - Learn about family medicine-specific fellowships and other learning opportunities for training in global health.

Patient Care : Global Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/global-health/fellowships.html

Grandfathering Extension Could Harm Patients, AAFP Warns HHS

Apr 12, 2019 - Responding to a multi-agency request for information, the Academy told HHS that extending plans that were in place before March 2010 could harm vulnerable patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190412grandfatherplans.html

Looking for Tips on Talking With Parents About Vaccines?

Apr 12, 2019 - An article recently published in Canadian Family Physician offers family physicians guidance on addressing vaccine hesitancy with parents. Specifically, the authors offer practical, evidence-based tips for discussing the importance of childhood vaccines with parents who may be on the ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190412vaccinetalk.html

Stop multitasking, and do this instead -- FPM

Apr 11, 2019 - Constantly switching your focus from one task to another comes at a cost, decreasing your cognitive ability and productivity. What’s a better approach?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Calculator -- Programs and Initiatives

Apr 11, 2019 - The Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Calculator project team developed a tool designed to create specific examples for both practices and payers to better understand how a Comprehensive Primary Care Payment may be implemented. Physicians and payers can now explore new options for ...

About AAFP : Programs and Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/about/initiatives/future-family-medicine/calculator.html

Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, CPE, CMQ, FAAPL

Apr 11, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, CPE, CMQ, FAAPL

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand4.mem.html

Biography for Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, CPE, CMQ, FAAPLFP -- Margot L. ...

Apr 11, 2019 - Biography for Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, CPE, CMQ, FAAPL

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/board/cand4/bio.mem.html

Biography for Leonard D. Reeves, MD, FAAFP -- Leonard D. Reeves, MD, FAAFP

Apr 11, 2019 - Biography for Leonard D. Reeves, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : President-Elect

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/pres/cand2/bio.mem.html

2019 AAFP Health Equity Fellowship

Apr 11, 2019 - The 2019-20 AAFP Health Equity Fellowship is designed to develop family physicians into leaders who have subject matter expertise in the social, institutional, and cultural influences that impact health.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/health-equity-fellowship.html

Practices gain a second chance to review 2017 QPP results -- FPM

Apr 10, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is giving practices additional time to review 2017 Quality Payment Program performance data before making it available for public view.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2017_performance_data_review.html

How to handle negative reviews -- FPM

Apr 10, 2019 - As patients increasingly use online reviews to express their opinions about their medical care and search for doctors, practices need to be paying attention to this information.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Cardiovascular Disease -- FP Essentials

Apr 10, 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/479-ed.html

Food is Health Pilot Improves Patients' Diabetes Markers

Apr 10, 2019 - A residency program has discovered an innovative way to encourage and facilitate good nutrition in patients with diabetes whose households also struggle with food insecurity.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190410foodishealth.html

AAFP Procedural CME on Suturing Techniques -- CME

Apr 9, 2019 - Perform the most common suturing techniques with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/suturing-techniques.html

Events and Opportunities

Apr 9, 2019 - Put your stamp on family medicine by participating as a speaker, poster presenter, exhibitor, or author at the AAFP.

About AAFP : Events and Opportunities

https://www.aafp.org/about/events-and-opportunities.html

AAFP Resources for Residency Programs -- Medical School and Residency

Apr 9, 2019 - Whether your residents are preparing for certification or staying up to date on current trends, AAFP educational tools and resources for residency programs can help bridge knowledge gaps and boost skill sets.

Med School and Residency : Faculty Home

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/faculty-resources/cme-res-programs.html

AAFP Letter Cites Concerns With CMS' Proposed Lab Rule

Apr 9, 2019 - A recent AAFP letter to CMS expresses concerns with portions of a proposed rule that would increase the financial burden on in-office laboratories, possibly forcing the closure of those that are operating on already thin margins.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190409clialetter.html

Fix Payment to Improve Veterans' Health Care, AAFP Tells VA

Apr 9, 2019 - Better payment is needed to ensure a primary care workforce adequate to veterans' needs, the AAFP recently told the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in response to a proposed rule involving veterans receiving primary care outside the VA system.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190409veteransaccess.html

Study: Older Adults Often Don't Report Adverse Drug Effects

Apr 9, 2019 - New research shows that less than 40% of older adult patients reported adverse drug events they experienced to their family physicians. And even when they did, the study said their physicians didn't always include that information in the health record.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190409annals-ades.html

FDA: Some E-cigarette Users Report Having Seizures

Apr 9, 2019 - The FDA has received reports that some e-cigarette users, especially adolescents and young adults, are experiencing seizures after using the devices. A review of voluntary adverse event reports that have been submitted to the agency and to poison control centers identified 35 cases of ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190409e-cigseizures.html

AAFP Credit Systems -- CME

Apr 8, 2019 - aafp cme credit systems

CME : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/cme/offer/aafp-credit-systems.html

Helping Others Just Might Help You, Too

Apr 8, 2019 - Whether you call it physician burnout or moral injury, Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that volunteering is one of her strategies for preventing the condition.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190408lv-volunteer.html

Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP

Apr 8, 2019 - AAFP Candidate Website for Russell W. Kohl, MD, FAAFP

2019 Candidates for AAFP Leadership : Vice Speaker

https://www.aafp.org/candidates/vice/cand1.mem.html

Turning the ship on the shortage of family physicians: Changing graduate medical ...

Apr 8, 2019 - Turning the ship on shortage of family physicians: Changing graduate medical education, filling the family physician pipeline

Press Center : Media Kits

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

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