Direct Primary Care Member Interest Group

Established: July 2014

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Visit the Direct Primary Care online community and click on "Join Group" to connect with other AAFP members who share your professional interests.

NOTE: As a first-time visitor, you will be asked to affirm a Code of Conduct prior to community access.

Increase awareness of the DPC model among family physicians and advocate for AAFP members who are currently practicing in this model or anticipate transitioning to it when you join the Direct Primary Care Member Interest Group (MIG). Create resources, education, and a supportive community within the AAFP for physicians interested in direct care relationships with patients.

Objectives

  • Create a community of family physicians who are interested in the direct primary care (DPC) model
  • Share resources, ideas, and best practices for practicing family medicine in a DPC model
  • Discuss and determine problems and challenges in the DPC model that may warrant advocacy efforts
  • Create, support, and develop educational opportunities specifically related to DPC for American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members
  • Enhance awareness about the DPC model and how it can be a solution to improve practice viability and decrease administrative burden
  • Assist the AAFP in membership recruitment and retention of family physicians who practice in a DPC model.

Long-term Goals

  • Increase awareness of the DPC model among family physicians and advocate for AAFP members who are currently practicing in this model or anticipate transitioning to it
  • Create resources, education, and a supportive community within the AAFP membership for physicians interested in direct care relationships with patients
  • Improve public awareness of the benefits of the DPC model
  • Develop aggregate data/research on the DPC model within the AAFP membership
  • Help identify issues related to the DPC model that are important for the strategic interests of the AAFP

Leadership

Chair: Josh Umbehr, MD

Vice Chair: Peter Lehman, MD

Secretary: Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP

Join the Direct Primary Care MIG Community

Visit the Direct Primary Care online community and click on "Join Group" to connect with other AAFP members who share your professional interests.

NOTE: As a first-time visitor, you will be asked to affirm a Code of Conduct prior to community access.

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Questions?

Contact MIG support:

Email mig@aafp.org »

Get the Member Interest Group Information Guide

Download the Group Information Guide for more details about Member Interest Group (MIG) officers, funding, maintenance of MIGs, commission oversight, and more.

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Questions?

Contact MIG support:

Email mig@aafp.org »

Get the Member Interest Group Information Guide

Download the Group Information Guide for more details about Member Interest Group (MIG) officers, funding, maintenance of MIGs, commission oversight, and more.