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.

Like what you read in As We See It? Beg to differ? Have an issue you think As We See It should address? E-mail your ideas -- and your letters to the editor -- to aafpnews@aafp.org. Or, take advantage of the comments feature shown on each story page to air your views.

Recent "As We See It" Stories

11/24/2014 — The Center for the History of Family Medicine is much more than just a place where old papers are stored. It is the collective memory of family medicine told through the individual stories of those who have practiced the specialty over the years.

11/24/2014 — Family physician Gerry Tolbert, M.D., always wanted to give back to his hometown. After two years of planning and collaborating with a host of individuals, local organizations, and even city and county governments, he's close to opening a free clinic in the small Kentucky community.

11/19/2014 — Even as the AAFP continued to lobby Congress for an extension of higher Medicaid payments for primary care, the Academy's delegation was defending the definition of true primary care during the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting in Dallas.