AAFP Welcomes New Medical Editor to FPM Editorial Team

Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, brings wealth of experience to role

Monday, July 22, 2019

Janelle Davis
Public Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 6253

LEAWOOD, Kan. -- The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce the addition of Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, to the FPM staff as its new medical editor.

The medical editor makes final acceptance decisions for all manuscripts that enter FPM’s peer review process, manages the FPM Editorial Advisory Board and directs its activities, and develops the FPM content plan in collaboration with the editorial staff.

The FPM team and search committee are excited about Schrager’s vision for the journal to be a vehicle for ideas that will help physicians make the patient care experience more productive and satisfying for themselves and their patients. In addition to covering traditional practice management topics, Schrager aims to publish more articles that inspire and equip physicians to enhance those aspects of practice that might have drawn them to family medicine in the first place, such as clinical decision-making, communication, and other aspects of patient care, and that affect professional satisfaction and personal well-being.

Schrager has extensive writing and editing experience, having written for most of the major family medicine journals, served on multiple editorial boards, worked as an associate editor for The Wisconsin Medical Journal and Family Practice, and chaired the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Communications Committee. Schrager has written several articles for FPM over the years, including, most recently, “Five Ways to Communicate Risks So That Patients Understand” (November/December 2018).

“I am excited to be a part of this great journal moving forward, as we expand our content area and continue to provide family physicians around the world with practical information about improving patient care and the physician experience,” Schrager said.

Schrager practices full-scope family medicine with low-risk obstetrics and teaches at the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in Madison, where she is a professor.

Schrager earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and is board certified in family medicine.

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Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office visits in the United States per year – more than any other specialty. Family physicians provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and cost-effective care dedicated to improving the health of patients, families and communities. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing and personal patient-physician relationship where the family physician serves as the hub of each patient’s integrated care team. More Americans depend on family physicians than on any other medical specialty.

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