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NHSC Repayment Program Reduces Debt, Offers Opportunity

Oct 10, 2017 - The National Health Service Corps is accepting applications for a loan repayment program through Oct. 19. Past award recipient Brian Freeman, M.D., M.P.H., writes that it provides an extraordinary benefit.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20171010guested-nhsc.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

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

Congress Must Extend DACA Protections

Sep 6, 2017 - The Trump administration has ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving Congress six months to resolve an issue that affects thousands of patients.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170906prezmsg-daca.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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170815guestedvaccs.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

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

Attacks on Science Call for Strong Defense by Family Physicians

Apr 17, 2017 - The administration's budget blueprint makes harmful cuts to agencies that impact health. AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., writes that family physicians must speak up.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170417presmsgscience.html

Congress Needs the Expertise of Family Physicians

Apr 5, 2017 - With nearly 125,000 AAFP members, family medicine has the numbers to truly affect policy. Your elected officials need to hear from you.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170405guestedadvocacy.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

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

Opportunity Knocks: Seize Your Chance to Make a Difference

Jan 18, 2017 - Family physicians make a difference every day in their communities. Former AAFP President Richard Roberts, M.D., J.D., writes that the AAFP offers members opportunities to do so on a much larger scale.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170118guestedvolunteer.html

Cancer Survivors Need FPs, Subspecialists to Collaborate

Jan 4, 2017 - A disconnect between primary care physicians and oncologists can be problematic for cancer patients. Health care organizations, including the AAFP, are working on solutions.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170104cancerguested.html

Health Care for All Remains AAFP Priority After Election

Nov 15, 2016 - Some patients and physicians are worried about what might change after the recent presidential election. AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., writes that the Academy's priorities will not.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20161115presmessage.html

Fighting for Change as Only a Family Physician Can

Nov 9, 2016 - AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., faces the frustrations common to family physicians caring for their patients. That helps drive the Academy's work to win better payment for FPs.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20161109presmsgmacra.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

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

Health is Primary Building Support for Strong Primary Care Foundation

Sep 19, 2016 - Health is Primary is driving a positive conversation about primary care and the values of family medicine by telling our stories of innovation and transformation.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20160919hipupdate.html

New President-elect Brings Family Medicine Perspective to AMA

Jul 13, 2016 - Family physician and AMA President-elect David Barbe, M.D., looks ahead at key issues he plans to address during his year as the organization's president.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20160713barbeguested.html

Help Save Our Med School Program and Its Primary Care Focus

May 20, 2016 - Despite a looming shortage, a med school program with a primary care focus faces closure. Recent graduate Melinda Kong, M.D., M.S., makes a plea to save it.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20160520savejmp.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

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

Collaboration With CVS Amplifies Health is Primary's Message

Nov 13, 2015 - The Health is Primary campaign, which touts the value of primary care, will have the potential to reach up to 5 million consumers per day through a collaboration with CVS Health.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20151113guested-cvs.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

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20151006guestedtrreid.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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20150924gstedsocialmedia.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

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

Is There a Family Physician in the House (of Delegates)?

Apr 9, 2015 - From state medical associations to the AMA, resident Jerry Abraham, M.D., M.P.H., says too few family physicians are taking an active role in leadership.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20150409guested-leadership.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

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

Health is Primary Hits the Road

Mar 16, 2015 - Too many Americans don't understand the importance or value of primary care. Health is Primary, which kicks off its nationwide city tour this week in Seattle, aims to change that.

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20150316gstedl-healthisprimary.html

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