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

08/26/2014 — Faced with a community that had a growing obesity problem and a lack of access to healthy food, Meshia Waleh, M.D., decided to go beyond the exam room to help her patients.

08/20/2014 — After medical school and residency, new physicians don't necessarily have ready access to mentors. Kisha Davis, M.D., M.P.H., writes that attending her state chapter meeting offered a chance to connect with more experienced physicians.

08/19/2014 — Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), but it's outside many physicians' comfort zone. Read how one new physician has learned to successfully combine CAM and Western medicine.