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" Stories

09/10/2014 — Veterans are returning home to their communities, where family physicians could find themselves providing primary care to a population they may not have interacted with in the past. Will family physicians be ready?

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09/09/2014 — A meeting with payers and subspecialists reminded Kyle Jones, M.D., that family physicians must continue to educate others about the value family medicine brings to the health care system.

09/05/2014 — The opportunity to be patient-centered truly is a way to put joy back into a practice. It is a way for all of us to remember that we are called to serve, and that we can truly help our patients often just through the compassion we display in recognizing that they are dealing with difficult issues. This is especially important for students to understand as they consider a career in family medicine.