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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When Opportunities Arise, You Have to Jump

January 22, 2015 11:59 am — Whether it's skydiving at 14,000 feet or meeting with medical students during a football game, AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., writes that making the most of our opportunities is vital.

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Recent "As We See It" Stories

01/20/2015 — Infectious disease is everywhere, and as long as that is the case, infection control will remain a big part of our job all year round.

01/18/2015 — A recent editorial in The New York Times minimized the importance of an ongoing physician-patient relationship when it advised readers that annual physicals have no benefit.

01/14/2015 — More than a third of U.S. adults are obese, but Helen Gray, M.D., writes that prescription weight-loss drugs aren't her first option for patients who want to shed pounds.