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

05/24/2016 — The U.S. suicide rate has reached a 30-year high, according to the CDC. Kyle Jones, M.D., examines the reasons why and what family physicians can do about it.

05/20/2016 — AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., calls on family physicians to raise awareness about opioid addiction while providing pain management for patients who need it.

05/20/2016 — Despite a looming shortage, a med school program with a primary care focus faces closure. Recent graduate Melinda Kong, M.D., M.S., makes a plea to save it.

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05/18/2016 — A growing body of evidence shows mindfulness meditation has the potential to reduce physician burnout.

05/17/2016 — Taking on the role of medical director hasn't exactly been what new physician Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., expected. It's been a whole lot more.