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Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Physicians for Their Medical Care

Dec 18, 2013 - Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Physicians for Their Medical Care

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Commends U.S. House for Swift Action on SGR Reform, Calls on U.S. ...

Dec 12, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians commends the U.S. House of Representatives for taking action to maintain health security for elderly and disabled patients by passing the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, which accompanied the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.

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AAFP Statement: Medicare Physician Payment Reform Proposal Holds Promise

Dec 11, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased that the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have released a discussion draft of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Improvement Act. This bicameral, bipartisan proposal represents important ...

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Disappointed CMS Must Implement Physician Payment Rule That ...

Nov 27, 2013 - AAFP Disappointed CMS Must Implement Physician Payment Rule That Perpetuates Flawed SGR, Threatens Double-Digit Cuts

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AAFP Names Bellinda Schoof Director of Health of the Public and Science

Nov 26, 2013 - AAFP Names Bellinda Schoof Director of Health of the Public and Science

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Proposed SGR Repeal Contains Elements Long-Advocated by AAFP

Nov 12, 2013 - Statement by Reid Blackwelder, MD, on SGR repeal proposal. The AAFP has long supported a reformed health care system based on primary care, the patient-centered medical home, support for chronic care management, and a payment system that appropriately values primary medical care that ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/SGR-statement.html

American Academy of Family Physicians Names Amy Mullins, MD, as its New Medical ...

Nov 11, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Amy Mullins, MD, FAAFP, has joined the AAFP staff as medical director for quality improvement. The AAFP represents 110,600 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide.

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American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Heather Anne Leith, J.D., as General Counsel

Oct 31, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Heather Anne Leith, J.D., has joined the AAFP as general counsel.

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AAFP Statement: AAFP Welcomes Proposal to Repeal SGR, Encourage New Payment Models

Oct 31, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes the bicameral, bipartisan proposal to repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate formula on which Medicare physician payment is based and to set the path for rewarding high-quality, patient-centered care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/sgr-repeal-proposal.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Program Celebrates 20 Years, Care Improved ...

Oct 28, 2013 - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), a widely adopted training program credited with saving the lives of thousands of mothers and babies across the globe since its launch, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

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Bruce Bagley, MD, Assumes Role of President and CEO of TransforMED

Oct 28, 2013 - TransforMED, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians(www.transformed.com), today announced that, effective immediately, Bruce Bagley, MD, will assume the role of president and chief executive officer. Bagley has served as interim president and CEO of the organization ...

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AAFP Statement: Short-term Debt Limit Increase Needed But Won’t Bring Health Security ...

Oct 17, 2013 - By passing a last-minute, short-term increase in the debt limit, Congress has granted a brief reprieve for elderly and disabled Medicare patients and the military families who depend on TRICARE for health coverage. But it is a mere postponement, not a solution.

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American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Dale L. Culver, C.P.A., As Chief Financial ...

Oct 1, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Dale L. Culver, C.P.A., has joined the AAFP as chief financial officer and vice president for financial and administrative services.

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AAFP Statement: Government Shutdown Halts Vital Health Services, Endangers Elderly and ...

Oct 1, 2013 - Dr. Reid Blackwelder comments on the government shutdown and its impact on health services. At a time when the nation’s health care system is undergoing dramatic change, the American Academy of Family Physicians is dismayed that Congress has shut down the federal government over ...

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West Virginia Family Physician Elected to Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Kimberly R. Becher, MD, a family physician in Culloden, W.Va., has been elected a resident member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Becher was elected to a one-year ...

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Texas Family Physician Receives Public Health Award at American Academy of Family ...

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - David S. Buck, MD, MPH, a family physician from Houston, Texas, was awarded the 2013 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in San Diego. The AAFP’s Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making ...

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Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of ...

Sep 25, 2013 - Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Kingsport, Tenn., today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Blackwelder was elected ...

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Jeffrey J. Cain, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of Board Chair

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Jeffrey J. Cain, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Denver, Colo., today assumes the role of board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served one-year terms as president and president-elect, and three years as a member of the AAFP Board of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/cain-board-chair.html

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

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Jack Chou, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Baldwin Park, Calif., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,610 physicians and medical students nationwide. Chou was elected to a three-year term by the ...

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Idaho Doctor Named 2014 Family Physician of the Year

Sep 25, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians today named Keith Davis, MD, FAAFP, the national 2014 Family Physician of the Year during the third general session of its Scientific Assembly. The award honors one outstanding U.S. family physician who provides patients with compassionate and ...

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

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Kisha N. Davis, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Gaithersburg, Md., has been named the new physician member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. The AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Davis was elected to a ...

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University of Alabama School of Medicine Student Elected to the Board of Directors of ...

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Tate Hinkle, a fourth-year student at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Hinkle was elected...

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

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Robert A. Lee, MD, FAAFP, a family physician with The Iowa Clinic, P.C., in Johnston, Iowa, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Lee was elected to a ...

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John Meigs, MD, Re-Elected Speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - John Meigs, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Centreville, Ala., has been re-elected speaker of the Congress of Delegates, the governing body of the American Academy of Family Physicians, at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego. As speaker, Meigs will serve as an ...

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

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Michael L. Munger, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Overland Park, Kan., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 110,610 physicians and medical students nationwide. Munger was elected to a three-year term ...

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Javette Orgain, MD, Re-elected Vice Speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Javette C. Orgain, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a family physician in Chicago, has been re-elected vice speaker of American Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates, the organization’s governing body. As vice speaker, Orgain serves as an officer on the AAFP Board of Directors.

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Daniel Ostergaard, MD, Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Daniel Ostergaard, MD, a family physician in Olathe, Kan., was awarded the 2013 Thomas W. Johnson Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting here.

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J. Edward Hill, MD, Receives National Honor from American Academy of Family Physicians

Sep 25, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - J. Edward Hill received the 2013 John G. Walsh Award

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Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, Chosen President-Elect of the American Academy of Family ...

Sep 25, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Neb., 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 110,600 physicians and medical ...

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American Academy of Family Physicians Releases Third Choosing Wisely List, Identifies ...

Sep 24, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - As part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, the American Academy of Family Physicians today released its third list of common tests and procedures that research suggests may be duplicative or unnecessary.

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As New Health Insurance Marketplace Sets to Open, AAFP Unveils Informative Resources, ...

Sep 18, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - As millions of uninsured and underinsured consumers may wonder how to obtain affordable health insurance coverage in the changing health care system, family physicians nationwide are equipped with resources.

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Testimonial: Kisha Davis, MD, MPH

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Kisha Davis shares her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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Testimonial: Wanda Filer, MD, MBA

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Wanda Filer shares her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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Testimonial: Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, MPH

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah shares his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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Testimonial: Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Rebecca Jaffe shares her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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Testimonial: Marc Price, DO

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Marc Price shares his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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Testimonial: Jason Marker, MD

Sep 18, 2013 - Dr. Jason Marker shares his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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Testimonial: Reid Blackwelder, MD

Sep 17, 2013 - Dr. Reid Blackwelder shares his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

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How Family Physicians Improve Patients' Access to Care, 2012

Sep 16, 2013 - Graphs

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Physician Office Visits by Specialty, 2010

Sep 16, 2013 - Graphs

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Public Awareness of the New Health Insurance Marketplaces, June 2013

Sep 16, 2013 - Graphs

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AAFP President Jeffrey Cain, MD, Named One of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Aug 27, 2013 - Jeffrey Cain, MD, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2013 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors individuals in health care who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/modern-healthcare-100-most-influential-cain.html

Residency Census Report: Family Medicine Attracts More US Medical School Graduates

Aug 21, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Description of release/statement in one or two sentences

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Reid Blackwelder, MD, on Ipsos Survey

Dec 18, 2013 - AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., discusses the results of a new survey from Ipsos, which finds Americans overwhelmingly prefer physicians for their main medical care.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/blackwelder-ipsos-survey-video.html

American Academy of Family Physicians, MetLife Foundation Award $160,000 in Grants to ...

Aug 16, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians’ Americans in Motion - Health Interventions (AIM-HI) initiative today announced the recipients of its most recent round of grants to family medicine residencies working to reduce childhood obesity in their communities.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement4.html

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Share Subspecialization Trends Seen in ...

Aug 15, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Health care policies that rely on non-physician health professionals to expand access to primary care probably won’t solve the problem because nurse practitioners and physician assistants - like many of their physician counterparts - increasingly choose subspecialty ...

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Undervalued Primary Care Threatens Access To Health Care in the United States

Aug 14, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Access to high quality, coordinated health care requires an adequate primary care workforce - something the United States doesn’t have as a result of the payment system for primary care services.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement3.html

AAFP Statement: Student Loan Certainty Act Lowers the Barriers to Becoming a Primary ...

Aug 1, 2013 - At a time when school loan debt can strongly influence a medical student’s specialty choice, the American Academy of Family Physicians welcomes passage of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act (HR 1911). This legislation is an important step toward helping build the primary care ...

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/student-loan-certainty-act.html

AAFP Statement: AAFP Supports Draft Legislation to Repeal SGR and Reform Medicare ...

Jul 19, 2013 - The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee’s bipartisan draft legislation to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula, stabilize physician payment for five years, and set our health care system on the path to coordinated...

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AAFP Announces Winners of Annual ‘Tar Wars’ Poster and Video Contests at 25th ...

Jul 16, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - At a special ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the AAFP’s Tar Wars program Monday, the organization announced the winners of its annual poster and video contests.

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https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/July-16-Tar-Wars.html

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