Family Medicine

Oct 15, 2020 Issue
Diary of a Family Physician [Diary of a Family Physician]

First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

Oct 1, 2020 Issue
Would Medicare for All Be the Most Beneficial Health Care System for Family Physicians and Patients? No: Medicare for All Would Cause Chaos and Fail to Control Health Care Costs [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

Expansion of Medicare or private insurance would not address the deeper problems in our health care system.

Oct 1, 2020 Issue
Would Medicare for All Be the Most Beneficial Health Care System for Family Physicians and Patients? Yes: Improved Medicare for All Would Rescue an American Health Care System in Crisis [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

We must use the lessons of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to better prepare for the next one and address the shortcomings in our health care system.

Sep 1, 2020 Issue
Health Equity in Preventive Services: The Role of Primary Care [Editorials]

Groups that are least likely to receive preventive screening or to have timely, high-quality follow-up include those with limited or no health insurance, limited education and literacy, and no regular source of care, as well as those who are subject to discrimination based on racial, ethnic, or sexual identity.

Aug 15, 2020 Issue
2020 National Residency Match Program Results: Where Does Family Medicine Stand and What’s Next? [Editorials]

Although overshadowed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, results of the 2020 National Residency Match Program (The Match) are in.

Aug 1, 2020 Issue
Benefits of Teaching Medical Students: Perspectives from a Community Physician Preceptor [Editorials]

There is a need for more enthusiastic community family physician mentors to improve the shortage of medical students going into primary care and to reach the goal of 25% of students choosing family medicine by 2030.

Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Welcoming AFP's Patient Partners [Editorials]

We would like to welcome Helen Haskell and John James in their new roles on American Family Physician’s (AFP’s) Editorial Advisory Board, in which they will serve as AFP’s first-ever official patient partners.

May 15, 2020 Issue
Top 20 Research Studies of 2019 for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

The annual installment of this series summarizes the top studies of 2019. These studies were summarized as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) and were highly rated by Canadian Medical Association members using a validated tool. Topics in this year’s group of studies include hypertension, behavioral medicine, cardiovascular medicine, cancer screening, and infections.

Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Point-of-Care Ultrasonography [Article]

Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) reduces cost, radiation exposure, and imaging delays, and increases patient satisfaction. POCUS is useful in resource-limited settings, and the use of POCUS in primary care is increasing.

Jan 15, 2020 Issue
America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine [Editorials]

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