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

05/26/2015 — When legislators cut funding for education, their intended savings are offset by higher health care costs. AAFP Director Robert Lee, M.D., looks at how education affects our health.

05/19/2015 — A website that purports to help patients with elusive diagnoses raises questions about patient privacy, the patient-physician relationship and the need for care coordination by a primary care physician.

05/18/2015 — With the Medicare sustainable growth rate defeated, physicians at last week's Family Medicine Congressional Conference were able to focus their advocacy efforts on other important issues.

05/14/2015 — The advice patients hear on The Dr. Oz Show isn't always evidence-based, but AAFP President-elect Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., saw a chance to use that stage to deliver an important message about family medicine.