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Physicians-in-Training Should Beware the Potential Impact of Social Networking Site ...

Apr 7, 2010 - During the past decade, the popularity of user-generated content on sites such as MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr has escalated and become a normal component of many medical students' and residents' daily activities and interactions.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100407socialnetworkingimpact.html

PrEP Your High-risk Patients to Help Protect Them From HIV

Nov 2, 2018 - Jeffrey Kirchner, D.O., AAHIVS, outlines how family physicians can determine whether a patient could benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20181102prephiv.html

Primary Care: Happily Keeping America Healthy

Oct 6, 2015 - In his travels around the country, T.R. Reid hears primary care physicians say they enjoy their central role in maintaining the health of Americans.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20151006guestedtrreid.html

PSA Screening Guidance One Example of AAFP Commission's Work

May 22, 2012 - You probably have heard that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a new recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer this week. What you might not be aware of is the amount of time, effort and resources the AAFP invests in evaluating ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120522psaeditorial.html

Puerto Rico's Doctors, Patients, Students Remain in Need

Mar 15, 2018 - With Puerto Rico still struggling to recover nearly six months after two hurricanes hit, medical student James Eggert offers his perspective on recovery efforts.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180315guestedpr.html

Rediscover the Joy of Medicine While Caring for the Uninsured

Aug 9, 2010 - I recently had an experience that reminded me why I went into medicine in the first place. For two days, I took care of patients with no artificial bureaucratic frustrations, no maze of insurance forms to complete, and no evaluation and management bullets to code against.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100809weisbartnafc.html

Repeal of SGR Would Allow Academy to Move Forward on Other Issues

Nov 13, 2013 - For more than a decade, the AAFP has been calling for the repeal of the flawed sustainable growth rate formula that CMS uses to calculate physician payments for providing services to Medicare patients. Instead, Congress has repeatedly put short-term patches on the problem -- at a cost ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20131113-sgreditorial.html

Results Are In: Inaugural AAFP Well-being Conference a Hit

May 30, 2018 - Clif Knight, M.D., the AAFP's senior vice president for education, writes that survey results show the strong impact of the Academy's inaugural Family Physician Health and Well-being Conference.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180530guested-wellbeing.html

Retiring AAFP Vice President Challenges Members to Get Involved in Global Health

Dec 21, 2012 - My parents -- a general practitioner and a nurse -- had a faith-based calling to care for people in impoverished areas. Before I was born, they served as missionaries in India for 15 years. After providing care for a small town in Minnesota for more than a decade, they found another way...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20121221ostergaardvoices.html

RUC Process Comes Under Increasing Public Scrutiny

Aug 12, 2013 - Conversations about health care in our country today frequently focus on costs. And, perhaps for the first time, the public conversation now includes how payment for medical services affects the overall costs of services, as well as services provided. Closer scrutiny of the Medicare ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130812rucprocessedl.html

Rural Physicians Don't Have to Go it Alone

Jan 4, 2013 - Rural physicians account for less than 20 percent of the AAFP's active membership, and that percentage is gradually shrinking. The trend in our membership is toward employed positions in urban areas. And although more than 11,000 family physicians are practicing in small towns, farming ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130104edlruralhealthwrkgrp.html

School-based Program Can Aid in Controlling Flu in Your Community

Jan 21, 2014 - According to the CDC, as of Jan. 10, more than 2,600 hospitalizations for influenza had been reported to the agency for this flu season, and there have been 10 confirmed pediatric deaths. Despite recommendations to vaccinate all children and adults (with few exceptions) and the ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140121flueditorial.html

Self-care: What Patients Want vs. What Physicians Can Provide

Dec 3, 2019 - Family physician Wayne Jonas, M.D., writes that a survey shows a big disconnect between patients' interest in self-care and the amount of information they get from physicians on the subject.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20191203guested-selfcare.html

Service Members Deserve High Quality of Care FPs Can Provide

Sep 10, 2014 - Veterans are returning home to their communities, where family physicians could find themselves providing primary care to a population they may not have interacted with in the past. Will family physicians be ready?

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140910paddenguested.html

Social Media in Medicine: Do Your Patients 'Like' You?

Jun 29, 2012 - The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) recently issued guidelines for the use of social media and social networking in medical practice. You could read the entire 17-page document here, or I can paraphrase their recommendations in one tweet-sized blurb: Physicians should never ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120629editbrull.html

Social Media Matters: Why Twitter Needs Physician Voices

Sep 24, 2015 - When physicians aren't present in social media, other voices -- all too often uninformed voices -- can dominate important conversations about health care.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20150924gstedsocialmedia.html

Spread the Word on May 22: FPs Treat Body and Mind

May 11, 2018 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month. AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., invites FPs to join a National Day of Action to let people know that when they need help, their family physician is a good place to start.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180511prezmsg.html

Support for AAFP Foundation Strengthens Family Medicine at Home, Abroad

Feb 12, 2014 - Each year, the AAFP Foundation sends a delegation to this Caribbean country as part of its Family Medicine Cares International program. Twenty-two people -- including 17 family physicians -- will make this year's trip, which is scheduled for Feb. 15-22. We will be split into three teams.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20140212foundationedl.html

Supporting Breastfeeding Makes a Difference for Moms, Babies

Aug 22, 2013 - The CDC recently released some good news for American mothers and their babies. The agency said in its annual breastfeeding report card that the percentage of newborns who initiated breastfeeding increased from 71 percent in 2000 to 77 percent in 2010. During the same period, there were...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130822breastfeedingedl.html

Take Two Apps and Text Me in the Morning

May 31, 2013 - My patient was prediabetic, and the usual steps to stop the progression toward type 2 diabetes were not working. He had tried diet programs and failed. He had tried group visits for weight loss and failed. And then, without medications, surgery or any other interventions, the pounds ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130531appsedl.html

Taking Sexual History in Primary Care Settings: Where to Start?

Mar 1, 2017 - As a physician, you know what questions to ask when taking a sexual history, but are you comfortable asking them? Donna Sweet, M.D., outlines how to get the information needed to ensure appropriate care.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170301guestedprep.html

Teaching Students to Cook Now Makes Them Better Doctors Later

Aug 6, 2015 - Less than one-third of U.S. medical schools actually provide students the minimum recommended 25 hours of nutrition instruction. At West Virginia University, medical students are getting hands-on nutrition education in the kitchen.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20150806medchefs.html

Tell Congress, White House to Address Debt Ceiling Now

Oct 14, 2013 - Time is running out. After weeks of disagreement, Congress and the White House have not reached common ground on the federal debt-ceiling limit. The United States reached its borrowing limit in May. Since then, the U.S Treasury has taken measures to ensure that the federal government ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20131014debtceilingoutreach.html

Tell Parents Immunizations Key to Children's Health, Well-being

Mar 31, 2015 - Unacceptably low vaccination rates allowed the Disneyland measles outbreak to happen. Paul Hunter, M.D., looks at how we got to this point, and how to stop it from happening again.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20150331ge-vaccines.html

The Battle for Better Pay Continues

Mar 25, 2011 - When it comes to improving payment for family physicians, we made incremental but significant progress last year and hope to make even more headway this year.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20110325paymentbattle.html

The HIV Test Is Positive; How Do You Deliver the News?

Apr 25, 2017 - HIV screening is recommended for everyone from adolescence to age 65. Jeffrey T. Kirchner, D.O., offers advice on how to talk with patients about a positive test result.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170425guested-hivscreen.html

The Never-ending Quest to Achieve Health for All

Oct 25, 2018 - Forty years ago, the nations of the world put out a call for health care for all. This week, nearly 200 countries renewed their commitment to primary care.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20181025guested-almaata.html

The Ongoing Battle to Permanently Fix the SGR

Mar 2, 2011 - SGR: Those three letters have the power to spark outrage in family physicians and strike fear into the hearts of politicians. Those three letters also consume a disproportionate amount of the AAFP's time and energy as we aggressively lobby Congress to permanently fix the SGR.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20110302permfixsgr.html

The Uncertain Future of Meaningful Use

Jan 28, 2016 - AAFP Alliance for eHealth Innovation Director Steven Waldren, M.D., says that although CMS plans to end meaningful use, the program's requirements remain in place.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20160128guestedmu.html

Time Is Right for 24-hour Primary Care Clinics

Jan 12, 2018 - J. Stefan Walker, M.D., writes that family medicine clinics could provide better care, lower costs and greater physician satisfaction by using a 24-hour model.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180112guested24hour.html

Times Square 'Jumbotron' Spreads Word About Family Medicine

Feb 12, 2013 - Times Square: It's the epitome of bright lights, big city, with more than 450 million people passing through it every year. The AAFP recently jumped at an unexpected opportunity to reach more than 1.5 million of those people each day with a message about family medicine -- a colorful, ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130212timesquareedl.html

Transitional Care Management Boosts Outcomes, Satisfaction

Jan 7, 2019 - Marc Price, D.O., writes that embracing transitional care management gave his practice a modest boost in revenue, better outcomes, and significant improvements in patient and staff satisfaction.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190107guested-tcm.html

Trial by Firings: Lessons in Organizing at NewYork-Presbyterian

Oct 19, 2015 - When NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University announced plans to shutter their family medicine residency, students, residents and others quickly mobilized to save the program.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20151019guested-nypfmresidency.html

Vaccine Fellowship Presents Tremendous Opportunity

Feb 13, 2013 - The AAFP vaccine science fellowship changed my life. In 2009, I was one of the Academy's first vaccine science fellows. During that year, I spent 10 percent of my time learning about the entire vaccine pipeline: from the basic science to the manufacturing issues to the policy ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130213vaccinefellowshipedl.html

Violence: A Public Health Threat We Cannot Ignore

Dec 19, 2012 - As we all mourn the events in Newtown, Conn., last week, calls to do something about violence and firearms in our society are echoing across the nation. AAFP members have many of the same thoughts and concerns, and many have come to the conclusion that the violence in our nation is a ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20121219violenceedl.html

We're Changing Our Approach to the RUC

Mar 16, 2012 - Evaluation and management codes, such as 99213 and 99214, are limited by Medicare billing rules. More importantly, they fail to reflect the complexity of our patients' conditions, the effect one of those conditions might have on another, and the intensity of the services we routinely ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120316presmessonruc.html

We're Leaving Medicare to Save Our Practice

Aug 4, 2010 - Some family doctors say they're staying in Medicare and accepting new Medicare patients because philosophically, it's the right thing to do. But after participating in Medicare for several years, I've developed a different perspective.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100804ptctrpt-gross.html

We're Taking the AAFP to the Next Level to Serve You Better

Nov 2, 2010 - Academy leaders are always on the lookout for ways to improve the AAFP so it can better serve you and your patients. But recently, we decided it's time to do something more than search for improvements ourselves. It's time to bring in a consultant to take a fresh look at the AAFP from ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20101102accentureassess.html

Wealth of Resources Available to Help Boost Vaccination Rates

Aug 15, 2017 - The AAFP supports vaccines, vaccine science and disease prevention year-round, but the emphasis is heightened during National Immunization Awareness Month.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170815guestedvaccs.html

Why Are Physicians Cautious on Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation?

Oct 19, 2016 - It has been nearly three years since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued its recommendation for low-dose CT screening for lung cancer. Researchers examine why many physicians have been slow to take up the recommendation.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20161019guidelinesed.html

Why I'll Keep Accepting Medicare Patients

Aug 4, 2010 - Like every other family physician with Medicare patients, I was horrified when Congress failed to stop the 21.3 percent Medicare payment cut that took effect June 1. A few weeks later, I sighed with relief when Congress finally rescinded the cut and passed a 2.2 percent payment increase.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20100804ptcntptstewart.html

Will Docs Go Where Evidence Leads?

Feb 19, 2013 - The number of physicians doing screenings that aren't recommended -- and getting paid for it -- is simply depressing. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends -- based on an evidence report -- that annual screening for cervical cancer is unnecessary. Yet, scores of women who ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130219ebmeditorial.html

Yes, There's a Doctor on Board -- and She's a Family Physician

Jun 14, 2018 - Kim Yu, M.D., writes that two in-flight emergencies during an international flight taught her important lessons about teamwork, collaboration and communication.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180614guested-yu.html

You Told Us How the AAFP Is Doing, and We're Listening

Sep 21, 2017 - In the latest satisfaction survey, members told the AAFP to prioritize work on regulatory relief, affordable health care, physician payment and maintenance of certification.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170921prezmsg-survey.html

Your Patient Bucks Parents on Vaccine Request. Now What?

Mar 13, 2019 - With a growing number of measles cases being reported, some children of vaccine-resistant parents are seeking immunizations. Julie Graves, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., looks at the challenges and opportunities the situation presents.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190313guested-vaccines.html

Your Voice Makes A Difference; Speak Out to Stop Medicare Payment Cuts

Nov 15, 2012 - Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. That famous quote often is attributed to Margaret Mead. The noted anthropologist witnessed plenty of grassroots advocacy efforts in her time, living through...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20121115grassrootsoutreach.html

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