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Wednesday Jul 01, 2020

Are You Ready to Whack Your WAC?

Andrew Carroll, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that he reduced his work after clinic by 90% using Suki, a new artificial intelligence digital assistant. The AAFP is recruiting members to participate in stage two of its Suki pilot.

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Posted at 01:35PM Jul 01, 2020 by Andrew Carroll, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 01, 2020

Get the Most Out of Your AAFP Membership

Academy members receive exclusive products, programs, services and discounts totaling more than $4,000 in savings each year. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., highlights some perks you might not be aware of.

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Posted at 08:30AM Jan 01, 2020 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 15, 2019

Let People Taste Family Medicine and They'll See Our Value

AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family medicine has been undervalued too long, a perception that the Academy is taking big steps to change.

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Posted at 04:55PM Nov 15, 2019 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 06, 2019

Full Steam Ahead on Academy's Health IT Innovation Project

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP Board Chair Michael Munger, M.D., offers an update on an Academy initiative that aims to develop health IT tools that are more useful and less burdensome than current products.

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Posted at 03:32PM Aug 06, 2019 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 09, 2019

New AAFP Initiative Addresses Rural Health Care Crisis

Rural America is suffering from a health care crisis, a product of inadequate funding, economic downturn and lack of an appropriate health care workforce. In response, the AAFP is launching an Academy-wide effort to improve health care in rural communities. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., gives more details about the initiative.

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Posted at 02:10PM Jul 09, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jun 05, 2019

FPs Steer the AAFP With Plenty of Ways to Influence Course

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., explains how AAFP policy is set by members who represent a wide scope of opinions about the best ways to advance family medicine.

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Posted at 01:21PM Jun 05, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 17, 2019

Make Your Voice Heard; Take the Member Survey

The AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey plays a key role in directing Academy resources to meet family physicians' needs. AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., urges members to take advantage of this opportunity to make their voices heard.

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Posted at 09:54AM Apr 17, 2019 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

Make Our Voices Heard on Continuing Board Certification

AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., provided comments at a recent hearing about continuing board certification. In this Leader Voices Blog post, he urges family physicians to weigh in via a survey from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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Posted at 03:02PM Apr 17, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 27, 2017

Reflecting on 70 Years of Leadership and Innovation

Seventy years ago this month, general practitioners from across the United States joined forces to form a national organization that eventually became the AAFP.

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Posted at 02:52PM Jun 27, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 18, 2016

Bare Necessity: Communication Is Critical in a Crisis

Wildlife lessons learned since a move to the small frontier community of Valdez, Alaska, have taught John Cullen, M.D., that communication is the key to survival. Brown bears and grizzlies have plenty to say about techniques for getting through life's difficulties to those who know how to listen.

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Posted at 09:45AM Nov 18, 2016 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

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