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

04/14/2015 — The thousands of letters and phone calls AAFP members sent legislators paid off when Congress repealed the fatally flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula, writes AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D.

04/09/2015 — From state medical associations to the AMA, resident Jerry Abraham, M.D., M.P.H., says too few family physicians are taking an active role in leadership.

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04/08/2015 — All physicians have valuable experiences that other physicians can learn from. AAFP Director Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D., writes that too often, we miss opportunities to inspire others by sharing what we've learned.

04/07/2015 — New physician Kyle Jones, M.D., writes that his first two quality improvement projects provided excellent results, but a third proved to be a disappointment. The difference, he says, is proper planning and execution.