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Wednesday Sep 13, 2017

One Good Look at Vast Scope of Family Medicine, and I Was Hooked

New AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., was working as a hospital orderly when exposure to family medicine residents changed his path.

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Posted at 12:00PM Sep 13, 2017 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Sep 11, 2017

Everyone Should Realize FPs Are the Quarterbacks of Medicine

Family physicians are the quarterbacks of the health care team, so why do they get treated like kickers? Too many payers and policymakers still fail to appreciate the vital role FPs play in the health care system.

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Posted at 11:36AM Sep 11, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments[0]

Wednesday Sep 06, 2017

Family Physicians Can Make Their Mark in Many Ways

As her time on the AAFP Board ends, Board Chair Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., reflects on leadership, the loss of her father and new challenges and opportunities.

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Posted at 12:00PM Sep 06, 2017 by Wanda Filer, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Sep 01, 2017

A New Intern's Reflections From the ICU

New resident Lauren Abdul-Majeed, M.D., M.P.H., is applying family medicine's holistic approach to patients during her ICU rotation and suggests that others should do likewise, regardless of practice setting.

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Posted at 05:03PM Sep 01, 2017 by Lauren Abdul-Majeed, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments[0]

Monday Aug 28, 2017

Preserving National Health Service Corps Is a Must

The National Health Service Corps puts physicians in areas where they are needed most and helps physicians erase student debt. But unless Congress acts, the program will end in September.

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Posted at 04:14PM Aug 28, 2017 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Aug 18, 2017

Protecting Yourself From Threat of Malpractice Suits

Now that the Senate appears unlikely to take up a tort reform bill passed by the House, Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H., highlights information physicians should know to reduce their risks.

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Posted at 12:54PM Aug 18, 2017 by Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Aug 15, 2017

Drop in Number of FPs Who Deliver Babies May Create Rural Crisis

A projected shortage of obstetricians and a declining percentage of family physicians who provide maternity care could create a crisis for women in underserved areas.

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Posted at 01:30PM Aug 15, 2017 by Carl Olden, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Aug 08, 2017

Health Care Is a Right That Must Extend to Everyone

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes that health care must be seen as a basic human right that is necessary for the preservation of dignity, social worth, health and even life.

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Posted at 11:46AM Aug 08, 2017 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Aug 01, 2017

FPs Are at Center of Birth, Death and Everything in Between

Moments after delivering one new patient into the world, Robert Raspa, M.D., delivered a cancer diagnosis to another. He reflects on the cradle-to-grave nature of family medicine.

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Posted at 02:43PM Aug 01, 2017 by Robert Raspa, M.D. | Comments[0]

Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

Bipartisan Teaching Health Center Bill Is Vital to Workforce

Without congressional action, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program will expire Sept. 30. A newly introduced bill to extend funding has support from both sides of the aisle.

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Posted at 10:46AM Jul 26, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments[0]

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