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News From 2013 Annual Assembly

Sep 12, 2013 - This is the topic page for AAFP News' coverage of the 2013 Annual Assembly.

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Fascinating Patients Is Key to Communication, Says Speaker

Oct 1, 2013 - During a typical office visit, family physicians have no more than 15 minutes to evaluate and talk with patients, but they actually may have even less time than they realize to get their messages across. That's because the average attention span of most patients, which used to be close ...

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Workforce Pipeline, Education Issues Up for Debate by AAFP Delegates

Oct 1, 2013 - The 2013 Congress of Delegates went to bat for the future of family medicine Sept. 24, adopting one resolution intended to help bolster the primary care workforce by shoring up the physician pipeline and calling for further study of another. A third measure seeking to survey family ...

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'Real Answers' Panel Stresses Importance of Family Physicians in Health Care ...

Sep 27, 2013 - Family physicians are helping transform an uncooperative health care system into a patient-centered care delivery model that really works. But helping is not enough. It's time to start leading. That was the message delivered Sept 26 during the Panel Session: Real Answers at the AAFP ...

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Misuse of Salary Data, Coding Top List of Practice Enhancement Concerns

Sep 27, 2013 - When family physicians at a hospital-owned clinic in Malden, Mass., found out they were being paid far less than their internal medicine colleagues, they weren't happy. In fact, three out of 16 quit. Not, however, Patricia Sereno, M.D., of Stoneham, Mass. She wanted answers … and change.

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2014 Family Physician of Year Is Small-town Doc With Statewide Impact

Sep 27, 2013 - A little more than a month ago, Keith Davis, M.D., returned to Albany, Ore., for his 40th high school reunion. While he was in the area, he visited his mother, who reminded him of one of the many reasons he has championed patient access to care in the Idaho community that he now calls ...

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Membership Categories, Representation Focus of Delegates' Debate

Sep 27, 2013 - Every year about this time, the AAFP Board of Directors gets some of its marching orders for the coming year from the Academy's Congress of Delegates. What Board members will be getting from this year's Congress promises to keep them -- and the AAFP's various commissions -- busy for ...

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Blackwelder: It's a Good Time to Be a Family Physician

Sep 26, 2013 - Regardless of the challenges, family physicians are leading the way in transforming the U.S. health care system. That's according to newly installed AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., who spoke to his family physician colleagues here on Sept. 25 during the ...

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Know, Live Your Purpose, Says Assembly Keynote Speaker

Sep 26, 2013 - Let's be honest. Are you the kind of person who brightens up a room when you come into it or when you leave it? If you answered the latter, motivational speaker and author Glenna Salsbury has a few tips for you on how to build back your energy, connect with those around you and add to ...

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Energy Drinks, Medical Marijuana on Menu for AAFP Reference Committee

Sep 26, 2013 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates made quick work of the consent calendar from the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science Sept. 24 in San Diego. In addition to adopting substitute resolutions on energy drinks and medical marijuana, the delegates adopted a substitute ...

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AAFP Delegates Wrestle With Needs of Older Physicians, Rural Practices

Sep 25, 2013 - Delegates to the 2013 Congress of Delegates in San Diego voted Sept. 24 to safeguard access to quality health care for all by investigating how best to serve the interests of the nation's older family physicians, as well as those in solo or small practices, especially in rural areas.

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New AAFP Leaders Announced at Congress of Delegates

Sep 25, 2013 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates today elected Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., to be the Academy's president-elect.

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Defining, Defending Family Medicine's Scope of Practice

Sep 24, 2013 - Defending the scope of family medicine and preserving its comprehensive nature well into the future were the main threads that wove through much of the evening during the 2013 Town Hall meeting at the Congress of Delegates Sept. 22 in San Diego.

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