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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My Year as President: The Honor Has Been Mine

October 20, 2014 10:13 am — It's been a busy year for outgoing AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D. He recounts some of his experiences and recaps the progress the Academy has made in pushing family medicine's agenda forward.

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Recent "As We See It" Stories

10/15/2014 — As his time on the AAFP Board of Directors comes to a close, Board Chair Jeff Cain, M.D., reflects on how far family medicine has come in the past six years.

10/15/2014 — Patients today are getting their nutrition advice from TV doctors, the Internet and other sources that might not be evidence-based. AAFP Director Rebecca Jaffe, M.D., M.P.H., says patients need to hear the facts from a family physician.

10/14/2014 — A recent study in Health Affairs showed no evidence of a decline in mortality for patients under the care of physicians who trained with the 80-hour workweek restrictions promulgated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, but the issue is far from settled.