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AAFP Survey Reveals DPC Trends

Jun 19, 2018 - As we prepare for the annual Direct Primary Care Summit, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results of the AAFP's recent survey related to DPC.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180619ITT_DPC.html

Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Aug 20, 2019 - Direct primary care family physician Allison Edwards, M.D., reflects in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on insights from the AAFP's DPC Data Brief and offers a path for the movement to grow thoughtfully.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190820fp-dpcsnapshot.html

Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

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

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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

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

Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance

Jun 24, 2019 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the health care system has done a poor job of measuring quality overall, but says that direct primary care can start over with a blank slate.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190624fp-dpcmeasures.html

Beat the Clock: Why I Chose Direct Primary Care

Jan 15, 2019 - Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that the limitations of the 12-minute patient visits she experienced as a resident inspired her to start her own direct primary care practice.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190115fp-whydpc.html

Direct Primary Care Is a Sensible Workforce Solution

Jan 3, 2017 - John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., writes that contrary to misconceptions, the direct primary care model is an ideal strategy to ensure our nation has a robust family medicine physician workforce in the long run.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/direct_primary_care_is_a.html

Questions About DPC? FMX Sessions Offer Answers

Sep 28, 2015 - Questions About DPC? FMX Sessions Offer Answers

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/questions_about_dpc_fmx_sessions.html

Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

Jul 16, 2015 - Direct Primary Care Model Poised for Rapid Growth

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/direct_primary_care_model_poised.html

Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

Dec 9, 2014 - Direct Primary Care Doc Sets Record Straight

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/direct_primary_care_doc_sets.html

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

Jun 17, 2014 - Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/is_direct_primary_care_right.html

AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

Jun 21, 2016 - The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_showing_strong_support_for.html

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

Sep 3, 2014 - Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/frequently_asked_questions_and_answers.html

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice

Jul 9, 2018 - After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that makes sense in direct primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180709fdf-gold.html

I'm Standing Up for Direct Primary Care

Feb 24, 2017 - Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., knows legislators won't significantly improve our health care system on their own. Success requires persistent grassroots advocacy, and family physicians need to be a part of that.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/i_m_standing_up_for.html

Physicians Offer Hands-on Advice on Launching a DPC Practice

Jun 26, 2017 - Panelists who spoke during the 2017 Direct Primary Care Summit offered guidance for physicians who might be considering the innovative practice model but are unsure how to proceed.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170626dpcstartuptips.html

Direct Primary Care Model Gains Momentum in Multiple States

Apr 21, 2017 - State legislatures are making it easier for both physicians and patients to choose the direct primary care practice model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170421dpcstates.html

It Started With One Question: What Is High-value Care?

Oct 8, 2019 - Health policy wonk Kyle Leggott, M.D., and direct primary care physician Allison Edwards, M.D., debate the flaws and potential fixes of our health care system in this wide-ranging QandA.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191008fp-highvaluecare.html

AAFP Applauds Bill to Ease Direct Primary Care Payment

Jan 24, 2017 - Federal lawmakers who are aware of the growing interest in the direct primary care model have again introduced legislation supporting its expansion.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170124dpcbill.html

Take Note of Growing Demand for Subscription Services

Feb 22, 2019 - Consumer Reports recently advised consumers that direct primary care could save them money and improve their care. Allison Edwards, M.D., makes the case for the subscription model 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/20190222fp-subscriptioncare.html

House Bill to Expand Direct Primary Care Wins AAFP Support

Sep 27, 2016 - Lawmakers in the House introduced a bill that would change the tax code so the direct primary care model is not treated as a health plan or insurance.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160927dpcbill.html

Rural Locums Provide Balance for Urban Doc

Aug 6, 2018 - Mixing rural locum tenens shifts with her urban direct primary care practice keeps Allison Edwards, M.D., balanced and allows her to work at the full breadth of her training.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180806fp-locums.html

Direct Primary Care Disrupter: Colorado FP Bucks Traditional Practice

Dec 15, 2015 - Clint Flanagan, M.D., owner of the first direct primary care business in Colorado, is firmly committed to disrupting traditional primary care.

AAFP News : Family Medicine for America's Health

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-medicine-americas-health/20151215hip-flanagandpc.html

Researchers Study What 'Direct Primary Care' Really Means

Nov 10, 2015 - In an attempt to establish clear terms, two researchers analyzed what physician practices mean when they refer to themselves as direct primary care practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20151110dpcterms.html

AAFP Backs Senate Bill Supporting Direct Primary Care

Sep 23, 2015 - Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., R-La., recently introduced the Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2015, which would make it easier for patients to select the direct primary care model.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150923dpcsenate.html

DPC Summit Draws Hundreds of Enthusiastic Family Physicians

Jul 15, 2015 - The first direct primary care summit held in the Midwest, organized by the AAFP and two partner organizations, drew hundreds of physicians eager to learn more about the practice model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150715dpcsummit.html

Register Today for Midwest's First Direct Primary Care Summit

Apr 14, 2015 - Register now for the 2015 Direct Primary Care Summit coming to Kansas City, Mo., July 10-12.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150414dpcsummit.html

Health Care Debates Don't Have to Be Heated

Aug 29, 2017 - Politicians discussing health care policy could take a lesson from a couple of family physicians who recently debated the merits of the direct primary care model without resorting to insults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170829fp-debate.html

Students Focus on Direct Primary Care, Rural Health, Among Other Topics

Aug 13, 2014 - Students who attended the recent National Congress of Student Members sought to learn more about direct primary care, rural health care and student loan forgiveness, among other topics.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813studcong.html

What's All the Buzz About Direct Primary Care?

May 6, 2014 - Annual Leadership Forum plenary speaker and family physician Brian Forrest, M.D., told attendees at his presentation on direct primary care that the model offers accessible and affordable health care to patients in all socioeconomic groups.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140506forrestdpctalk.html

Family Physicians, Patients Embrace Direct Primary Care

May 14, 2013 - Around 10 a.m. one recent morning, Atlas MD, a family medicine practice in Wichita, Kan., fielded a call from a frantic parent whose 14-year-old son had just been bitten by a dog. As a direct primary care (DPC) practice, however, Atlas gives its patient members unlimited 24/7 access and...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130514dpcmodel.html

Embracing DPC Takes Dedication, Sacrifice, Says Physician

Jun 23, 2017 - To be the kind of physician she wanted to be, Julie Gunther, M.D., knew she had to change the way she practiced medicine. And that's just what she did.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170623dpcpractice.html

Celebrating Disruptive Innovators in Primary Care

Aug 6, 2019 - In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin spotlights four family physician leaders who found innovative ways to improve care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190806itt-disrupters.html

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

Jul 31, 2019 - The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme Exploring More.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-storytelling.html

No Margin, No Mission: Better Physician Pay = Better Patient Care

Jan 8, 2019 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines six areas of focus where the Academy's advocacy work is aimed at improving payment for primary care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190108itt-betterpayment.html

High-deductible Plans Shouldn't Endanger Continuity of Care

Dec 18, 2018 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin addresses the need for continuity of care among patients with high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181218itt-hdhp.html

Physician Leaders Can't Wait for Squeaks to Turn Into Clunks

Jan 2, 2019 - Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that the AAFP must listen to its members' urgent concerns while also pursuing the long-term needs of family medicine.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190102lv-listening.html

Shift Health System's Focus From Profit to Prevention

Feb 21, 2019 - Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that a single-payer system reserved for primary care would put the focus on keeping people healthy rather than on treating illness.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190221lv-change.html

The Illogical Cost of Care: Why Do We Stand for It?

Aug 21, 2018 - Allison Edwards, M.D., and colleagues banded together to erase more than $1 million of patients' medical debt. But for others, cost and lack of transparency lead to financial crisis. Learn more 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/20180821fp-carecost.html

Why We Need More Physician Entrepreneurs

Oct 30, 2018 - In an era of increasing physician employment, Allison Edwards, M.D., explains why she chose to open her own practice and why she thinks others should, too.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181030fp-entrepreneurs.html

State Legislative Conference Offers Insight Into 2019's Top Issues

Nov 6, 2018 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers highlights from the Academy's annual State Legislative Conference.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181106itt-elections.html

Managing the Vacuum of Freedom After Residency

Jun 26, 2018 - After being told what their next steps should be for years, graduating residents now get to choose their own path. Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that they shouldn't panic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180626fp-endtraining.html

Part I: Sharing Our Legislative, Regulatory Priorities for 2018

Feb 6, 2018 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the AAFP's priorities for 2018 regarding payment reform and practice transformation.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180206ITT_Priorities.html

Social Media Influencers or FPs: Who Do Patients Trust?

Sep 3, 2019 - Michael Richardson, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that physicians can overcome the spate of false and misleading health reports that consumers find on social media by emphasizing the doctor-patient relationship.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190903fp-socialmedia.html

Caring for Immigrants at the Border and on Capitol Hill

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

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

Residency Grad Thanks His Best Teachers -- His Patients

Aug 12, 2019 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, recent graduate Kyle Leggott, M.D., reflects on one of the most difficult tasks of his residency training: saying goodbye to his patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190812fp-thankpatients.html

Specialty's Breadth Drew Resident Leader to Family Medicine

Jul 29, 2019 - Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., volunteered in free clinics for nine years as a college and medical student. The array of skills displayed by her family medicine mentors made her specialty choice an easy one.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190729fdf-askari.html

New Year, Same Issues. Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?

Jan 2, 2018 - We asked our new physician bloggers what issues concern them for their practices and patients in 2018. The cost of care to patients tops the list.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180102fp-newyear.html

Your Family Medicine Practice Is Whatever You Make It

Jan 16, 2018 - A new physician survey prompted our bloggers to reflect on their scope of practice and how they've tailored their work to fit the needs of their patients and their own interests.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180116fp-scope.html

Reaping Benefits (and Avoiding Pitfalls) of Social Media

Jul 10, 2019 - After recent research showed the effect one negative social media post can have on a doctor's credibility, we asked our new physician bloggers how -- and why -- they use social media. This Fresh Perspectives blog post presents their responses.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190710fp-socialmedia.html

FPs Steer the AAFP With Plenty of Ways to Influence Course

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

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

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

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

Objection! Can We Bring Order to Documentation and Billing?

Apr 5, 2019 - Have you ever seen a lawyer documenting everything said during court? Neither has Allison Edwards, M.D., who ponders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post whether doctors could learn something about how attorneys document -- and bill for -- their work.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190405fp-billing.html

High-deductible Plans Give 'Prevention' a New Meaning

Apr 1, 2019 - Robert Raspa, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that high-deductible plans are causing patients to delay needed care, which leads to more costly urgent care later.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190401lv-hdhp.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

Let's Get Drug Pricing Under Control

Nov 26, 2018 - Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that it's high time we find a fix for the drug pricing system that we've grown too accustomed to.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181126fp-drugprices.html

AAFP Offers Senate Suggestions for Improved Primary Care

Dec 10, 2018 - The AAFP recently advised a Senate committee to support work on advanced primary care, social determinants of health, direct primary care and CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181210senatetestimony.html

The Votes Were Cast. What Does It Mean for Family Medicine?

Nov 20, 2018 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin sets the stage for an analysis of the 2018 midterm elections and looks at Wall Street's growing interest in health care.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181120itt-postelection.html

Residents Embrace DPC Practice Model, Tackle Student Debt

Aug 13, 2014 - The 2014 AAFP National Congress of Family Medicine Residents tackled a wide range of issues, including education about various practice models, student debt and rural training.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813rescong.html

Opportunities, Not Incentives, Drive PCPs to Do Better

Jul 20, 2018 - In his final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., writes that policymakers should abandon the carrot-and-stick approach to payment schemes and give physicians time to provide better care.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180720fp-opportunity.html

CMS Considers New Direct Provider Contracting Model

Jun 11, 2018 - The AAFP took advantage of CMS' request for information on a proposed new payment model to highlight the benefits of direct primary care and the Academy's own alternative payment model.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180611dpcrfi.html

Family Doc Focus

Feb 12, 2018 - This is the topic page for the Family Doc Focus feature -- formerly known as Member Monday -- which spotlights AAFP members who have made unique and noteworthy contributions to family medicine, patients and/or the nation's health care system.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

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

Congress Needs to Hear From FPs -- Here's Your Chance

Mar 2, 2018 - AAFP President-elect John Cullen, M.D., reports from Capitol Hill, where the Academy's Board of Directors recently had dozens of meetings with legislators and congressional staff.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180302lv-hillvisits.html

AAFP Payment Model Wins Committee's Support

Jan 9, 2018 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines an AAFP payment model that recently won the support of an HHS committee, and he reviews the health care challenges awaiting Congress.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180109ITT_PTAC.html

Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog

Jun 20, 2017 - Blog updates on the issues affecting family medicine from the perspective of new physician members of the Academy

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives.html

Putting Patients at the Center of My 'Clinic of the Future'

Jun 20, 2017 - Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., wanted more than just a bigger space for his new clinic. He wanted it to help patients feel more comfortable and more engaged.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/putting_patients_at_the_center.html

It's Complicated: What We Wish Legislators Knew About Health Care

May 22, 2017 - Health care truly is complicated. We asked our new physician bloggers what policymakers need to understand if they're going to help create a better system.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/it_s_complicated_what_we.html

AHCA Won't Help Patients Who Need It Most

Mar 22, 2017 - We asked our new physician bloggers how the American Health Care Act would affect their patients. Most said the legislation would hurt the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/ahca_won_t_help_patients.html

Old Issues, New Year: A Look Back (and Ahead)

Dec 20, 2016 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin reflects on some key health care issues from 2016 and looks ahead to the new year.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/old_issues_new_year_a.html

Go Ahead, I'm Listening

Apr 11, 2017 - From your comments on AAFP News stories and blog posts to responses to annual surveys, the Academy is listening. Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how to make your voice heard.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/go_ahead_i_m_listening.html

No, I'm Not 'Settling' for Family Medicine

Jan 9, 2017 - Lauren Abdul-Majeed writes that misconceptions about family medicine are toxic for medical students and negatively affect an already inadequate primary care workforce.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/no_i_m_not_settling.html

Screen for Alcohol Abuse During Holiday Season

Dec 21, 2016 - The holidays aren't happy for many Americans. Lynne Lillie, M.D., writes that now is an excellent time to screen for alcohol abuse.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/screen_for_alcohol_abuse_during.html

FPs Can Shape Social Determinants of Health Outside Clinic

Nov 29, 2016 - Social factors can influence health more than medical advances. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes that family physicians have the perspective and influence needed to address social determinants of health beyond the exam room.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_can_shape_social_determinants.html

Our Country Is Hungry for the Message of Family Medicine

Sep 13, 2016 - After more than 200 days on the road, AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., reflects on a whirlwind of meetings with legislators, policymakers, payers, media and medical students.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/our_country_is_hungry_for.html

Prior Authorization Call Shows Inefficiency, Absurdity of Process

Jul 18, 2016 - Family physicians waste hours each and every week on prior authorizations. Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., recorded one such call to illustrate the inefficiency of the process.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/prior_authorization_call_shows_inefficiency.html

Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

Apr 7, 2016 - Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/rural_recruiting_retention_proves_daunting.html

Report: PCMH Improves Quality, Reduces Cost

Feb 16, 2016 - A recently published report found that advanced primary care practices built on the principles of the patient-centered medical home improve quality and reduce the cost of health care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/report_pcmh_improves_quality_reduces.html

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

Feb 1, 2016 - Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/should_we_reject_unvaccinated_patients.html

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

Jan 6, 2016 - Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/telehealth_is_family_medicine_s.html

Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

Oct 6, 2015 - Cloudy With a Chance of Misdiagnosis

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/cloudy_with_a_chance_of.html

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Sep 15, 2015 - Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_s_annual_meeting_offers.html

Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

Sep 21, 2015 - Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/eye_on_the_ball_overreliance.html

News From 2015 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience

Sep 14, 2015 - This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2015 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Denver, Sept. 28-Oct. 3.

AAFP News : News From 2015 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2015-congress-fmx.html

FPs Can Help Curb Spending on Services Patients Don't Need

Jul 23, 2015 - FPs Can Help Curb Spending on Services Patients Don't Need

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fps_can_help_curb_spending.html

Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

Jul 9, 2015 - Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/reflections_on_surviving_a_malpractice.html

FPs Eager to Learn About -- or Already Sold on -- New Practice Model

Nov 19, 2014 - Nearly 40 family physicians from 16 states recently converged on a hotel south of Phoenix for the AAFP's first one-day workshop on direct primary care (DPC). Some physicians came on a fact-finding mission; others were transitioning to a DPC practice or were already engaged in the model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20141119dpcworkshop.html

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

Mar 31, 2015 - High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/high_deductibles_out_of_pocket.html

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

May 5, 2015 - Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/your_opinion_matters_here_s.html

FPs Have Ability to Inspire, Be Inspired by, One Another

Apr 8, 2015 - FPs Have Ability to Inspire, Be Inspired by, One Another

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_have_ability_to_inspire.html

The Backbone of American Health Care: Serving Small Practice Family Physicians

Feb 3, 2015 - The number of regulatory burdens family physician face-meaningful use, PQRS, and ICD-10 to name a few-is daunting, especially for small practices. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin highlights the resources the Academy has developed to help practices ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/the_backbone_of_american_health.html

Remember Ebola? How the 24/7 News Cycle Impacts Health Care

Dec 17, 2014 - Remember Ebola? How the 24/7 News Cycle Impacts Health Care

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/remember_ebola_how_the_24.html

Getting Engaged: Patient Input Can Spark Improvement

Dec 3, 2014 - Getting Engaged: Patient Input Can Spark Improvement

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/getting_engaged_patient_input_can.html

Analyze This: Graham Center's Work Shows Value of Primary Care

Dec 2, 2014 - Analyze This: Graham Center's Work Shows Value of Primary Care

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/analyze_this_graham_center_s.html

Initiatives Highlight Family Medicine as Top Choice for Students

Oct 31, 2014 - Initiatives Highlight Family Medicine as Top Choice for Students

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/initiatives_highlight_family_medicine_as.html

Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

Oct 1, 2014 - Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/make_it_easy_convenient_communication.html

Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

Aug 26, 2014 - Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/bringing_you_up_to_date.html

Called to Serve: Being Patient-Centered Puts Joy Back Into Practice

Sep 5, 2014 - Called to Serve: Being Patient-Centered Puts Joy Back Into Practice

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/called_to_serve_being_patient.html

On Air: AAFP President Engages With Students in Online Forum

Aug 14, 2014 - On Air: AAFP President Engages With Students in Online Forum

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/on_air_aafp_president_engages.html

Practicing Workplace Medicine at the Point of Care

Jun 5, 2014 - Practicing Workplace Medicine at the Point of Care

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/practicing_workplace_medicine_at_the.html

Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

May 23, 2014 - Agents of Change: ACOs Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, Increase Income

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/acos_can_reduce_costs_improve.html

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