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" Content

07/22/2016 — Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., explains how and why her practice took steps to eliminate pharmaceutical industry influence in a bid to avoid bias in prescribing.

07/19/2016 — Family physicians often receive their flu vaccine weeks after retail clinics get theirs. The AAFP is talking with vaccine manufacturers and other stakeholders to resolve the disparity.

07/18/2016 — Family physicians waste hours each and every week on prior authorizations. Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., recorded one such call to illustrate the inefficiency of the process.

07/13/2016 — Family physician and AMA President-elect David Barbe, M.D., looks ahead at key issues he plans to address during his year as the organization's president.

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07/12/2016 — Researchers recently surveyed rural female physicians about their practice setting. Blogger Beth Oller, M.D., outlines how she makes it work personally and professionally.