Introducing the new American Family Physician website

Now it's easier than ever to access the clinical information you need to care for your patients.

We’re excited to introduce the new and improved American Family Physician website. More than a year in the making, the redesigned website offers an easy way to page through a recent issue of the journal, browse content in department collections, and access key sections of the site such as the AFP by Topic collections and CME Quiz. Using responsive design, the site adjusts to your device, whether you’re reading on a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Here’s a quick tour of just some of the changes, starting at the AFP home page.

Key Changes

1. Quickly access key sections of the site such as past Issues, the AFP by Topic Collection, and the CME Quiz – all featured at the top of every page.

2. Click the star icon located at the top or bottom of a page to save that page to your Favorites. You’ll have easy access to your favorite pages every time you visit our site -- on any device.

3. Sign in for full access to the site, and check “keep me logged in” so you never have to log in again.

4. Browse AFP by Topic Collections on popular topics such as Immunizations and Diabetes, and quickly see which articles and departments are new.

5. Read the full contents of the latest issue of the journal.

6. Browse your favorite AFP departments such as Practice Guidelines, and narrow the list of articles by discipline and topic or search within content from just that department.

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7. Use additional search Options to search by title, author, or exact phrase for better results.

8. Quickly navigate to the next article in an issue, the previous article, or the full table of contents.

9. Download a pdf, print an article, post a comment, add a page to your Favorites, or share an article.

10. Go straight to the issue’s CME Quiz, or see how many credits you’ve already claimed.

11. Access related articles in topic and department collections curated by the editors.

12. Find more articles like the one you’re currently reading.

The American Family Physician website has come a long way since it was launched in 1997. What hasn’t changed is the quality and usefulness of the content. You can still access articles from those early days in our online archives, and we’re always adding new content filled with peer-reviewed and evidence-based clincial information.

We hope the latest iteration of our website serves you well. We promise to keep improving, so you’ll want to visit often. Be sure to check out Family Practice Management's website as well to see similar website enhancements.

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