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2016 Election: Dates to Remember

On Nov. 8, American voters will elect a new president and vice president, 469 members of Congress and a dozen governors. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some important dates to remember.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_election_dates_to_remember.html

2016NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

...of any program to increase the number of underrepresented minority students entering medicine. 1005 Opioid Prescribing Restrictions RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) publicly condemn the practice of medicine without a license by state legislators,...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2016NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Education

...9. Resolution No. 2009 Transgender Medicine Training in Family Medicine 10. Resolution No. 2010 Solving our Shortage of Primary Care Physicians by Eliminating All Medical School Debt 11. Resolution No. 2011 IMG Mentorship Program via AAFP 12. Resolution No. 2012 Live...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/EducationAgenda2017.pdf

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...9. Resolution No. 3009 Enhancing Nutrition Education for Family Medicine Physicians 10. Resolution No. 3010 AAFP's Center for Diversity and Health Equity Report to Support the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) 11....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/HoPSAgenda2017.pdf

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...5. Resolution No. 5005 Increasing the Number of Family Physicians Providing Operative Obstetrics 6. Resolution No. 5006 Coverage of Assisted Reproductive Technologies 7. Resolution No. 5007 Support Income Transparency to Achieve Equitable Pay Among Family Physicians 8....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/PracticeEnhancementAgenda2017.pdf

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Impact ACOs' Ability to Succeed

The AAFP has asked for changes to a CMS interim final rule regarding 2017 disasters and accountable care organization policies.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180220msspdisaster.html

2017 NCCL Resolutions with Actions

...nonclinical policy: The AAFP reaffirms its position that it is the responsibility of the United States to train and distribute an adequate number of physicians to meet the diverse health care needs of its people, as well as to provide training opportunities for physicians from other...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2017NCCLResolutions.pdf

2017 Report of the Reference Committee on Education

...and 14 high volume maternity care, and be it further 15 16 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians reach out to family 17 medicine program directors to identify which search terms are appropriate for their 18 programs. 19 20 Authors and several others testified...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/EducationReport2017.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Advocacy

...affects people of color, and 23 24 WHEREAS, the following organizations already oppose such laws: American Medical Association, 25 HIV Medicine Associtation, Infectious Disease Society of America, American Psychological 26 Association, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18AdvocacyReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Education

...2. Resolution No. 2002 Family Medicine Residency Education Involving Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants 3. Resolution No. 2003 Maternal Mortality in the United States 4. Resolution No. 2004 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Hour Requirements Make Hospitalist Positions...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18EducationReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...of care, and be it further 47 48 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians encourage the Review Committee 49 of Family Medicine (RC-FM) of the AAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to 50 include implicit bias trainings within residency education core...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18HealthPublicScienceReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...Student Association and the National Hispanic Medical Association to create 34 a strategic plan to increase the number of Latinx physicians into the family medicine workforce, 35 and be it further 36 37 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians be aware of and support...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18OrganizationFinanceReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Report of the Reference Committee on Education

...ITEM NO. 2: RESOLUTION NO. 2002: FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY EDUCATION 5 INVOLVING NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS 6 7 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians perform a survey to 8 residents to determine the level of interaction, instruction and/or...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18EducationReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2018 Report of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...Student Association and the National Hispanic 25 Medical Association to create a strategic plan to increase the number of Latinx physicians 26 into the family medicine workforce, and be it further 27 28 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians be aware of and support...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18OrganizationFinanceReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2018 Report of the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...5 ITEM NO. 1: RESOLUTION NO. 5001: RE-HUMANIZE MEDICINE TO AVOID BURN OUT 6 7 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicans create campaigns to 8 support physicians at their work place, and, be it further 9 10 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicans...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18PracticeEnhancementReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Is Effective, Says CDC

On Feb. 15, the CDC released a pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that offer interim information on the 2018-2019 influenza season and address this season's flu vaccine effectiveness.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190220fluvaccine.html

2018NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

...quality metrics by patients’ race and insurance status, and advocate for policies that impose penalties for the discriminatory practice of medicine (such multi-tiered system of healthcare delivery) and for enforcement mechanisms for such penalties. Minority, New Physician, LGBT,...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2018NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2019 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Is Coming Soon

Active AAFP and resident members will soon have an opportunity to tell the Academy what they think about being a member and what the AAFP can do to best serve the needs of members and drive the specialty forward.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190402membersatsurv.html

2019 NCCL Summary of Actions

...student loans once a physician enters the United States work force or qualifying non-governmental organization as a practicing family medicine primary care provider, and be it further RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians seek to advocate legislation to support...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2019NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315matchday.html

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190820itt-2020mpfs.html

2020 National Residency Match Program Results: Where Does Family Medicine Stand and ...

Aug 15, 2020 - Although overshadowed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, results of the 2020 National Residency Match Program (The Match) are in.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p202.html

2021 E/M Payment Boost Intact, Academy Reports

An AAFP summary of CMS' proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule confirms that the increase in payment to family physicians announced last year is still set to begin in 2021.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200827mpfs.html

2021 Education Agenda w/ Resolutions

...Medicine Residents and Physicians 4. Resolution No. 2004 AAFP Support for Telehealth Inclusion in ACGME Requirements 5. Resolution No. 2005 Increased Opportunities for Leadership Education for Female Family Physicians in AAFP 6. Resolution No. 2006 End Ableism in Family...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/education-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 Education Reference Committee Report

...the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) 12 Pass/Fail. 13 14 Item 3: Adopt Substitute Resolution No. 2003: Antiracism Training for Family Medicine Residents 15 and Physicians in lieu of Resolution No. 2003. 16 17 Item 4: Adopt Substitute Resolution No. 2004: AAFP Support for...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/education-ref-committee-report.pdf

2021 FMX Prospectus

...TABLE OF CONTENTS Click a number to jump to the section ABOUT FMX 20214 EXHIBIT AT FMX6 SPONSOR AT FMX11 LEARN AT FMX20 PRICING SUMMARY25 ENGAGE AT FMX23 2 WHY EXHIBIT? Last year, our first-ever virtual Family Medicine Experience (FMX) proved that connecting...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/fmx-prospectus.pdf

2021 HOPS Agenda w/ Resolutions

...Awareness of Sex and Gender Disparities in Primary Literature and Guideline-Based Medicine 2. Resolution No. 3002 Protecting and Encouraging Civic Health Discussions Initiated by Family Medicine Physician 3. Resolution No. 3003 Advocating for Informed Consent for Drug Screening in...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/hops-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 Member Panel Set Up

...Get to Know Family Medicine: Conversation with AAFP Members Julie Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP, AAFP Senior Vice President for Research, Science, and Health of the Public American Academy of Family Physicians January 27, 2021 Membership continues to grow in all categories 0 20,000...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/strategic_partnerships/corporate_roundtable/crt-member-panel-setup.pdf

2021 NCCL Advocacy Agenda w/ Resolutions

...certified nurse midwives, and 25 26 WHEREAS, many insurers also limit their coverage to behavioral health services to a limited 27 number of professionals similar to CMS, and 28 29 WHEREAS, 24 states allow licensed mental health practitioners such as Licensed Professional 30...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/advocacy-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 NCCL Tackles Telehealth, Coercive Employment Practices

Family physicians from around the country weighed in on a wide range of issues important to family medicine during the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, including measures that addressed telehealth, restrictive employment practices and the role of family physicians in ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210512nccl-practenhance.html

2021 NCFMR Summary of Actions

...Note: Resolutions adopted by the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents are not AAFP policy. Based on recommendations from the AAFP Commission on Education, NCFMR resolutions are referred by the AAFP Board Chair to the appropriate Academy entity. This group then reviews the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/2021/ncfmr-summary.pdf

2021 Org and Finance Agenda w/ Resolutions

...3. Resolution No. 4003 Cultivating a Diverse and LGBTQ-Inclusive Family Medicine Workforce 4. Resolution No. 4004 Renaming the LGBT Physicians Constituency 5. Resolution No. 4005 Helping 4/26/2021 Page 1 of 1 Resolution No. 4001 2021 National...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/org-finance-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021 Practice Enhancement Agenda w Resolutions

...Medicine Friendly Work Environments 4. Resolution No. 5004 Coercive Contracting Practices 5. Resolution No. 5005 The Reality of Telehealth 6. Resolution No. 5006 AAFP Support for Family Physician-Led Primary Care 7. Resolution No. 5007 AAFP Advocate with Society of Hospital Medicine...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/practice-enhancement-agenda-resolutions.pdf

2021-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.pdf

...Trends: Family Medicine (Office) Source: KANTAR Medical/Surgical Media Measurement, Fall 2020 Family Medicine, Table 405 Average Page Exposures Leading Publications Trends: Primary Care (Office) Source: KANTAR Medical/Surgical Media Measurement, Fall 2020 Primary Care,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/2021-AFP-and-FPM-Media-Kit.pdf

2162.pdf

...T argeted use of hepatitis A vaccines in the United States since 1995 has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of reported cases of hepatitis A, from 32,000 in 1990 to 7,700 in 2003,1 with most of the decrease occurring in children.2 As a result of this trend and new...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2162.pdf

2175.pdf

...of Adults with Mental Retardation CHRISTOPHER D. PRATER, M.D., and ROBERT G. ZYLSTRA, ED.D., L.C.S.W. University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee A pproximately 1 percent of the gen- eral population has mental retar- dation.1 The U.S....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2175.pdf

2187.pdf

...Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois PETER P. LOPEZ, M.D., DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida E pithelial tumors of the esophagus (i.e., squamous cell and adenocar- cinoma) are responsible...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2187.pdf

2195.pdf

...2196 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 73, Number 12 June 15, 2006 Hip Fracture fatal PE is 1.4 to 7.5 percent.6 The effectiveness of several drug treatments (e.g., heparinoids, fondaparinux [Arix- tra], warfarin [Coumadin], antiplatelet agents) for the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/afp20060615p2195.pdf

21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p40.html

28sixt.pdf

...my husband and I moved from the coast of Virginia to a small town in North Carolina to hang out our shingle and dive into the business of medicine. We selected a growing, rural town that was close to urban areas but still deeply underserved by physicians. Within a month, both of us...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p28.pdf

33 hill newpatient.qxd

...applies only to the categories of evaluation and management (E/M) services titled Office or Other Outpatient Services and Preventive Medicine Services, but as a family physician, most of the codes you sub- mit fall into these categories, and the defini- tion is hard to incorporate...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/fpm20030900p33.pdf

342.pdf

...for Musculoskeletal Conditions JOCELYN R. GRAVLEE, M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida DANIEL J. VAN DURME, M.D., Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida F amily physicians often must make decisions regarding the use of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p342.pdf

355

...JENNIFER LEISER, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah S erious mental illness (i.e., schizo- phrenia, nonaffective psychotic dis- orders, bipolar spectrum disorders, substance dependence, and suicidal- ity) affects 6 percent of adults in the United...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/afp20080801p355.pdf

361.pdf

...Amblyopia NIPA R. DOSHI, M.D., and MARIA LOURDES F. RODRIGUEZ, M.D. Drexel University College of Medicine, Warminster, Pennsylvania A mblyopia, often called lazy eye, is a decrease in visual acuity resulting from abnormal visual development in infancy and early childhood. The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p361.pdf

41simp.pdf

...In any given week, four out of five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, or dietary and herbal supplements. Nearly one-third of adults take five or more different medications.1 Given the volume of medications being taken, medication-related injuries...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p41.pdf

47 roberts.qxd

...factor in rising medical liability premiums appears to be the size of the awards, rather than the frequency of lawsuits. In Wisconsin, the number of claims filed actually decreased from 348 in 1990 to 249 in 2001.2 In 1995, the national median for jury awards was $500,000 and the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/fpm20021000p47.pdf

501.pdf

...502 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 75, Number 4 February 15, 2007 Oral Lesions SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References When treating recurrent herpes labialis with systemic antivirals such as acyclovir...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p501.pdf

515.pdf

...conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- vention showed that, in 1991, two thirds of three-year-olds had taken cough or cold medicine in the preceding 30 days.4 Because colds are common presentations in physi- cian offices, and cough and cold remedies are used almost...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p515.pdf

523.pdf

...524 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 75, Number 4 February 15, 2007 SORT: KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE Clinical recommendation Evidence rating References Emollients are the mainstay of maintenance therapy for atopic dermatitis. B 3, 4, 10 Topical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/afp20070215p523.pdf

56.pdf

...July 1, 2008 Volume 78, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 57 such programs can accommodate only a fraction of the nation’s obese children. The widespread use of medications to treat child- hood obesity is likely many years away. Sig- nificant environmental and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p56.pdf

6 Easy Steps to Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record -- Family Practice Management

...of California-Davis Medical Group in Sacramento. Dr. Jerant is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UC-Davis. The EMR system described in this article was developed by Dr. Jue, based partly on ideas developed by John...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/fpm20010500p33.pdf

60-Second Survey Gives Insight Into Unmet Social Needs

Researchers found that a brief survey administered to patients helped identify obstacles to maintaining good health.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190612minutesurvey.html

636.pdf

...February 15, 2006 Volume 73, Number 4 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 637 Chronic Plaque Psoriasis psoriasis from other conditions with similar appearances such as lichen simplex chroni- cus, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermati- tis, and tinea corporis. PLAQUES...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p636.pdf

647.pdf

...and Treatment ABI V. RAYNER, M.D., M.P.H., JAMES G. O’BRIEN, M.D., and BEN SCHOENBACHLER, M.D. University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky V irtually all patients with dementia will develop changes in behav- ior and personality as the disease progresses.1...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p647.pdf

659.pdf

...cates approximately 3 percent of pregnancies and leads to one third of preterm births.1 It increases the risk of prematurity and leads to a number of other perinatal and neonatal complications, including a 1 to 2 percent risk of fetal death.2 Physicians caring for pregnant patients...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p659.pdf

669.pdf

...Pulmonary Disease: Diagnostic Considerations MARVIN DEWAR, M.D., J.D., and R. WHIT CURRY, JR., M.D. University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida T he global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is increasing; the disease is projected to be the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/afp20060215p669.pdf

71h.pdf

...Diabetic Foot Infection MAZEN S. BADER, MD, MPH, Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Medicine, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada I n patients with diabetes, any foot infec- tion is potentially serious. Diabetic foot infections range in severity from superficial paronychia to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p71.pdf

87h.pdf

...88 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 78, Number 1 July 1, 2008 However, other risk factors are responsible for an increasing number of COPD cases.8 These risk factors include advancing age, secondhand smoke exposure, chronic exposure to environmental or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p87.pdf

93.pdf

...Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy LAWRENCE LEEMAN, MD, MPH, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico PATRICIA FONTAINE, MD, MS, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota H ypertensive disorders represent the most common medical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p93.pdf

A Battle to Overcome "Diabulimia" - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2009 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/p263.html

A Better Day Tomorrow

...268 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 86, Number 3 ◆ August 1, 2012 COMMENTARY Understanding R.H.’s personal narrative has helped me provide better care. After learning the struggles R.H. and her family had been through, I began to see that her chronic medical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0801/afp20120801p268.pdf

A Cancer-Finding Team - AFP 50 Years Ago - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2000 - ...years of family medicine. This feature, titled A Cancer-Finding Team and written by Lowell S. Goin, M.D., is reproduced from the April 1950 issue of GP. The commentary was written by Jim Nuovo, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University...

American Family Physician : AFP 50 Years Ago

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0615/p3531.html

A Case of Medical Uncertainty

...March 1, 2012 ◆ Volume 85, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 501 Case Scenario At the urgent care clinic where I work, a 38-year-old uninsured woman presented while en route from another part of the country. She expressed severe anxiety about muscle twitch- ing in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/afp20120301p501.pdf

A Case of Medical Uncertainty - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2012 - Medical uncertainty (i.e., not knowing how to proceed with a patient-related problem) can stem from any number of potential situations in daily clinical practice. The causes of uncertainty are many, but the feeling of stress or discomfort it creates is a familiar constant, though it may...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p501.html

A Case Study in Developing a Successful Medical Group -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - This group thrives by keeping doctors in control and by putting the interests of primary care physicians first.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p42.html

A Changing Landscape for 'Diary' - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...continue to provide contributions to Diary, Dr. Larimore's departure means that there will be fewer Diary writers to fill up an increasing number of Diary pages—since the column, like AFP, has increased in frequency over the past decade. So we put our heads together and came up with...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p602.html

A Changing of the Guard for the "Radiologic Decision-Making" Series - Inside AFP - ...

May 1, 2000 - ...at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and George R. Bergus, M.D., associate professor of family medicine and director of the family practice–psychiatry combined residency program at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City. The Radiologic Decision-Making series...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0501/p2576.html

A Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...Heart Association and the American College of Physicians. Perioperative cardiac complications, which affect a significant number of patients, cause substantial economic burden.2 Such complications are an important clinical and public health issue, and a simple, common-sense approach...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1824.html

A Comparison of Voice Recognition Programs -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will compare three software programs for physician voice recognition/dictation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p48.html

A Compassionate Communication Refresher for Clinicians Experiencing COVID Fatigue

...Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind. Nicole Wisniewski is a premedical student at the University of Notre Dame and intern with the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine. Dr. Vachon is director of the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/fpm20210700oa1.pdf

A Compassionate Communication Refresher for Clinicians Experiencing COVID Fatigue -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - If the stress of the pandemic has challenged your patient communication skills, here’s how you can reestablish rapport.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/oa1.html

A Comprehensive Newborn Examination: Part I. General, Head and Neck, Cardiopulmonary

August 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p289.pdf

A Comprehensive Newborn Examination: Part II. Skin, Trunk, Extremities, Neurologic

August 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p297.pdf

A Conversation About Fair Payment

A Conversation About Fair Payment

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_conversation_about_fair_payment.html

A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus

...July 15, 2011 ◆ Volume 84, Number 2 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 195 A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus BRIAN V. REAMY, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland CHRISTOPHER W. BUNT, MAJ, USAF, MC, and STACY FLETCHER, CAPT, USAF, MC...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/afp20110715p195.pdf

A different way to measure primary care performance -- FPM

The Person-Centered Primary Care Measure survey has a low data collection burden for physicians.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/pcpcm_survey.html

A Fall in the Dark - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1177.html

A Farewell to Charles Smith, Jr., M.D., Deputy Editor - Inside AFP - American Family ...

May 15, 2003 - ...in addition to his role as executive associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock. It was in 1989 that Dr. Smith joined editor Jay Siwek, M.D., as part of the journal's first all-family-physician editing...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2055.html

A Focus on the Evidence in Clinical Review Articles - Inside AFP - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2002 - ...the American Academy of Family Physician's Annual Clinical Focus (ACF) on cancer and also represents AFP 's focus on evidence-based medicine (EBM). You'll notice that this article displays on its cover page a new AFP banner and logo, which incorporate the EBM acronym and the tag...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p185.html

A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...satisfaction with health care access and quality of care received also increase in a medical home setting.10,11 Meanwhile, access to family medicine and primary care has been associated with increases in preventive screening tests and decreases in additional health care consumption,...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/Valuing-FPs.pdf

A Gastrointestinal Review - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - ...Nausea and vomiting may be caused by a number of medical problems, and treatment ideally consists of correcting the underlying cause. A variety of antiemetic agents are available, and treatment choice depends on the pathophysiology of nausea and vomiting. In the Clinical...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1023.html

A Geometric Summertime Rash

May 1, 2015 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/afp20150501p649.pdf

A Guide to Tobacco Cessation Group Visits

...Why offer group visits? Group visits were identified in the Future of Family Medicine Project as one of 10 features that have a direct financial effect on practices. It was estimated that group visits have the potential to generate $15,411 per physician per year.2 Well-organized...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/group-visit-guide.pdf

A Hiring Manager's Perspective on the Art of Interviewing

Are you looking for a job or preparing for residency interviews? Hiring manager Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., tells you what she's looking for when she's interviewing candidates.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180910fp-interviewer.html

A Home Visit

...254 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 3 ◆ February 1, 2011 My doctor is very special because she did a home visit for me. I was having difficulty maintaining my blood pressure, I needed to lose weight, and I had trouble following my doctor’s treatment plan....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/afp20110201p254.pdf

A Job-Share Model for the New Millenium -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - This approach to family practice assures continuity of care for your patients as well as a healthy life balance and a decent paycheck for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p29.html

A Job-Share Model for the New Millennium -- Family Practice Management

...has fragmented care, stressed the doctor-patient relationship and placed heavy productivity demands on physicians, who must provide a high number of office visits to meet the high overhead costs typical- ly associated with family practice. Family physicians who want to provide...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/fpm20020900p29.pdf

A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2004 - ...LARRY CULPEPPER, M.D., M.P.H., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts MARTIN C. MAHONEY, M.D., PH.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jun 1;69(11):2537-2540. Related Content An evidence-based clinical practice...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2537.html

A Last-Minute Y2K Survival Guide -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - Doing some simple contingency planning now will enable your practice to run smoothly in January even if the dire predictions are true.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p21.html

A Look at Domestic Violence in Children - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - ...This issue features a Medicine and Society commentary on the adverse effects that children may have when witnessing violence in their home (see page 2052). Written by Melissa M. Stiles, M.D., associate professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2031.html

A Maternal Health Breakthrough and a PCF Model Update

CMS has given Illinois the go-ahead for 12 months’ postpartum Medicaid coverage, reflecting an AAFP advocacy goal.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210413itt-maternalhealth.html

A Mother Who Refuses to Vaccinate Her Child - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2003 - Physicians may find it incredible that some parents are reluctant to immunize their children despite the tremendous successes of vaccines in decreasing the morbidity and mortality of childhood diseases.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p651.html

A Needed Role Model and Advocate for Family Medicine

Family physician Andrea Anderson, M.D., has helped her specialty take root at a school that had lacked a family medicine presence.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200511fdf-anderson.html

A New Approach to Group Visits: Helping High-Need Patients Make Behavioral Change -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The most difficult patients have one thing in common: They need to change their health habits. Group visits can help them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa6.html

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- Family Practice Management

...Over the next two decades, I was fortunate to practice family medicine in two different stable multi-physician practices, one rural and one suburban. But insurance coverage, managed care and integrated health care sys- tems added complexity to medical practice. High patient volume...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/fpm20060200p74.pdf

A New Future With an Old Business Model -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p74.html

A New Identity for Family Medicine: Physicians for the Underserved -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - By emphasizing the family physician's role as a caregiver for patients in underserved areas, we can strengthen our specialty.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p14.html

A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p12.html

A New View of Occult and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- American Family Physician

...876 AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN www.aafp.org/afp VOLUME 69, NUMBER 4 / FEBRUARY 15, 2004 TABLE 1 Causes of Occult Gastrointestinal Blood Loss Upper tract source Esophagus/stomach Reflux esophagitis* Erosive gastritis/ulceration* Varices Cameron’s erosions within a hiatal...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/afp20040215p875.pdf

A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

A New Year, a New Congress and New Opportunities for Family Medicine

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/a_new_year_a_new.html

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