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.

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Recent "As We See It" Content

05/19/2017 — The AAFP hopes to reach 1 million people with the message that family physicians help patients not only get healthy, but stay healthy. ZDogg, M.D., is lending a hand, and so can you.

05/16/2017 — When physicians failed to follow the principles of evidence-based medicine, it exacerbated a pertussis outbreak in Kentucky. Gerry Tolbert, M.D., writes that doctors must learn from such mistakes.

05/12/2017 — One in 20 Americans age 12 or older has depression. The AAFP has resources that can help physicians and their patients who struggle with this condition.

05/08/2017 — Getting in tune with your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is key to treating burnout. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes that she did all three at her local gym.

05/08/2017 — Leonard Reeves, M.D., shares a patient story that illustrates the powerful impact free clinics can have for those in dire need of help.

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