December 03, 2013 01:43 pm — I recently represented our members at the AMA Interim Meeting in National Harbor, Md. The AMA obviously is a very different organization than ours, but it provides family physicians with another opportunity to lead and advocate at the state and national levels. I was truly impressed by the tremendous contributions being made by family physicians across the country.Full Story »
As We See It: Voices From the AAFP
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Recent "As We See It" Stories
11/27/2013 — With the hectic schedules that we keep and the daily challenges we face, Thanksgiving presents a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on the things that are important. One of the most important aspects of this holiday is that even if families are spread across the country, it is a time to gather, share a meal and give thanks. If face-to-face visits aren't possible, people often call or connect in other ways. And those connections are so important for recharging ourselves.
11/22/2013 — After spending a week at the AMA Interim Meeting in National Harbor, Md., AAFP leaders met with members of Congress and congressional staff Nov. 19-20 in Washington to discuss the repeal and replacement of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and other issues of importance to family medicine. AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., offers an update on the Academy's advocacy efforts in a video blog.
11/20/2013 — As family physicians, we spend a significant portion of our days telling patients what they should or should not eat, how often and how rigorously they should exercise, and how much they should sleep, as well as offering tips related to bad habits they should stop. But how often do we take our own advice?
More "As We See It" News
- 11/19/2013 — Center Provides Lessons on Where We Came From
- 11/13/2013 — AAFP Offers Recommendations on SGR Repeal Proposal
- 11/13/2013 — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- 11/07/2013 — The Challenge of Working With Health Plans
- 11/05/2013 — Getting Health Care Right, Even as We Change It
- 10/29/2013 — Shaping the Future of Family Medicine
- 10/25/2013 — U.S. GME Results Not Aligned With Need
- 10/23/2013 — How Can We Make the Scientific Assembly Better?
- 10/16/2013 — Residents Can Attest to Demand for FPs
- 10/14/2013 — Tell Congress, White House to Address Debt Ceiling Now
- 10/09/2013 — WIC an Example of How Shutdown Could Hurt Patients