As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

"As We See It" uses messages from AAFP leadership, editorials and other opinion pieces to update you on Academy advocacy and other key topics, often including "inside story" information to help you better understand the Academy's actions. From time to time, individual AAFP members may be invited to share their views on issues via guest opinions. As We See It online also is the home for letters to the editor.

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Recent "As We See It" Content

10/17/2016 — Federal law requires physicians to pass an eight-hour course and apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., explains why he thinks it's a worthwhile investment.

10/14/2016 — More Americans now have health insurance, but there is a still a physician shortage. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., ponders solutions to overconsumption of health care.

10/11/2016 — Whether you live in an area that is vulnerable to hurricanes or other natural disasters, there are steps family physicians can take to help patients and families, as well as their own practices and communities, prepare for the worst.

10/10/2016 — Carl Olden, M.D., writes that new payment models and delegating documentation work may be keys to getting the most value out of electronic health records.

10/05/2016 — AAFP officers are in Washington this week to address many issues of concern to primary care, including skyrocketing prescription drug prices.

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