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

09/02/2015 — Family physicians' breadth of training makes them well-equipped to react to emergencies, which is a good thing when the emergency happens 35,000 feet above the ocean.

09/01/2015 — The best way to turn around the growing shortage of primary care physicians, writes Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., is to expose students to primary care at much younger ages.

08/26/2015 — Emory University School of Medicine was an "orphan" school when Reid Blackwelder, M.D., graduated in the 1980s. The AAFP Board chair recently returned to his alma mater and found a school embracing primary care.

08/24/2015 — Faced with an overwhelming number of patients with addiction issues, Kurt Bravata, M.D., started his own in-clinic recovery program.