Physician Health First

Physician Health First - My people. My practice. My profession

Patient care starts with self-care.

Caring for your patients starts with caring for yourself. With Physician Health First, the first-ever comprehensive initiative devoted to improving the well-being and professional satisfaction of family physicians, the AAFP is working at every level to help you better care for your patients—by taking better care of you.

More and more, family physicians report feeling dissatisfied in their profession, and disconnected from their purpose. Employing a holistic approach, the AAFP is addressing the underlying issues that affect physician well-being and lead to physician burnout, a major concern for family physicians. With the launch of this new initiative, we are committed to finding solutions and reversing the trend of physician fatigue.

The AAFP Physician Health First Initiative is made possible by your generous contributions to the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

Physician Health First at FMX

Good care starts with self care.

Wednesday, September 13 | 3:00 p.m.

Before the keynote address, hear from Clif Knight, MD, AAFP Senior Vice President for Education, as he speaks to physician well-being and the urgent need behind the Physician Health First initiative.

The Future of Well-being

Wednesday, September 13 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Renowned integrative medicine expert Deepak Chopra, MD, reimagines the way we think about well-being with insights based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine.
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Information meets inspiration.

Explore a wealth of well-being. At the Physician Health First booth, take a first-hand tour of our new interactive web portal, Assess your own well-being. Relax and recharge with a complimentary massage. And see what happens when we share our strengths.
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See the Office of the Future.

Work well-being into your environment. Tour the Office of the Future exhibit in the Expo Hall, and explore how incorporating technology and design efficiencies help streamline workflows, improve professional satisfaction, and create a better patient experience. Created by the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI) in partnership with the AAFP.
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Learn and earn with CME.

Get credit for good self-care. While at FMX, plan to attend three sessions and a workshop on the topic of physician well-being, all available for AAFP Prescribed CME credit.
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2018 Health and Well-being Conference

Stay well. Stay strong.

Attend the first-ever AAFP Family Physician Health and Well-being Conference April 18-21 in Naples, FL, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.