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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]

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]

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]

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]

Monday Jul 03, 2017

FamMedPAC to Congress: What Have You Done for Us Lately?

During the 2016 election cycle, FamMedPAC donated more than $1 million to congressional candidates. AAFP President-elect Michael Munger, M.D., explains how the PAC will decide where its money goes in 2018.

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Posted at 12:00PM Jul 03, 2017 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Apr 17, 2017

Finding Purple: Creating Nonpartisan Paths to Advance Primary Care

Lynne Lillie, M.D., writes that family physicians are uniquely positioned to find a path through polarized politics that can lead to a solution to our health care crisis. 

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Posted at 01:57PM Apr 17, 2017 by Lynne Lillie, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Apr 04, 2017

Not Blowing Smoke: FPs Can Make a Difference on Tobacco

Several states are considering legislation that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Mott Blair, M.D., says there's room for family physicians to work on this and other issues to improve the health of their patients and communities.

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Posted at 10:08AM Apr 04, 2017 by Mott Blair, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Mar 03, 2017

Physicians Must Refute 'Alternative Facts' About Vaccines

Mott Blair, M.D., recalls an era when people literally lined up for a life-saving vaccine. Now, he says, too many people are denying the science behind immunizations.

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Posted at 04:29PM Mar 03, 2017 by Mott Blair, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Sep 06, 2016

What I Know Now, and What Lies Ahead

After six years of service on the AAFP Board of Directors, Robert Wergin, M.D., reflects on lessons learned and what the future might hold for family medicine.

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Posted at 12:39PM Sep 06, 2016 by Robert Wergin, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Jun 13, 2016

Time for Congress to End 20-year Ban on Gun Research

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Posted at 08:59PM Jun 13, 2016 by Wanda Filer, M.D. | Comments[0]

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