October 19, 2016 11:25 am — It has been nearly three years since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued its recommendation for low-dose CT screening for lung cancer. Researchers examine why many physicians have been slow to take up the recommendation.Full Story »
As We See It: Voices From the AAFP
"As We See It" uses messages from AAFP leadership, editorials and other opinion pieces to update you on Academy advocacy and other key topics, often including "inside story" information to help you better understand the Academy's actions. From time to time, individual AAFP members may be invited to share their views on issues via guest opinions. As We See It online also is the home for letters to the editor.
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Recent "As We See It" Content
10/17/2016 — Federal law requires physicians to pass an eight-hour course and apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., explains why he thinks it's a worthwhile investment.
10/14/2016 — More Americans now have health insurance, but there is a still a physician shortage. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., ponders solutions to overconsumption of health care.
10/11/2016 — Whether you live in an area that is vulnerable to hurricanes or other natural disasters, there are steps family physicians can take to help patients and families, as well as their own practices and communities, prepare for the worst.
10/10/2016 — Carl Olden, M.D., writes that new payment models and delegating documentation work may be keys to getting the most value out of electronic health records.
10/05/2016 — AAFP officers are in Washington this week to address many issues of concern to primary care, including skyrocketing prescription drug prices.
More "As We See It" News
- 10/05/2016 — Unreasonable Drug Prices Force Patients to Skip Meds
- 10/03/2016 — Patient Preference, Priorities Should Matter
- 09/28/2016 — Mental Health Resources Lacking in Opioid Crisis Fight
- 09/27/2016 — Meeting With Mentor Underscores Importance of Relationships
- 09/21/2016 — Encouragement Is Key to Developing Physician Leaders
- 09/19/2016 — Community Response to Disaster Shows Beauty of Rural Practice
- 09/19/2016 — Health is Primary Building Support for Strong Primary Care Foundation
- 09/14/2016 — Death in the Family: It's OK to Let Go
- 09/13/2016 — Our Country Is Hungry for the Message of Family Medicine
- 09/06/2016 — What I Know Now, and What Lies Ahead