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

07/29/2015AAFP News has written a lot about physician burnout this year. Lynne Lillie, M.D., looks at how the Academy is working on two of the problem's key drivers -- payment and regulatory burden.

07/23/2015 — In health systems that view primary care physicians merely as a source of referrals to subspecialty care, patients are overutilizing services and wasting their money.

07/17/2015 — California recently became the third state to eliminate religious and personal exemptions for childhood vaccines. Jack Chou, M.D., explains why other states should follow.

07/16/2015 — How quickly the direct primary care model will grow is hard to predict. But a recent Direct Primary Care Summit made it clear that an increasing number of physicians are considering the model.