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METRIC for Practice Groups

Complete your Performance Improvement Activities project with your practice group, residency program, or AAFP Chapter. Learn how to get started together.

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METRIC for AAFP Chapters

Learn how AAFP Chapters can help their members with performance improvement through the METRIC CME activity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Discover the answers to your questions about the METRIC program, designed to help you fulfill the ABFM's Performance Improvement Activities requirement for certification. Do you have a question about METRIC? Get the answers here!

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METRIC: Meet the ABFM PI Activities Requirement

Discover how the METRIC program from the AAFP can help you fulfill the ABFM's Performance Improvement Activities requirement as you earn CME.

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METRIC User Guide

Easily fulfill the ABFM's Performance Improvement Activities requirement through this online performance improvement CME activity. Designed for family physicians.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

As front-line health care providers, family physicians play an essential role in the early detection of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and the timely referral to a pulmonologist.

Family Physician : Patient Care

Access to Care

Get information for your patients about open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Family Physician : Patient Care

Staff and Editors | AAFP FP Essentials

Get to know the staff members and editors for FP Essentials, a monthly family medicine monograph produced by the AAFP.

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FP Delivers Essential, Full-scope Care for Rural Community

Family physician Zita Magloire, M.D., delivered nearly 90 babies in her small community last year and is determined to show medical students and residents that they can incorporate obstetrics in their practices, too.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

The Risk of Corticosteroids in Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Letters to the Editor - ...

Feb 15, 2020 - ...conditions, immunocompromised state, and concurrent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Hyperglycemia, fluid retention, hypertension, delirium, psychosis, insomnia, osteonecrosis, and gastrointestinal bleeding may consequently be underestimated. The potential harmful...

American Family Physician : Letter

Increased Readmissions and Adverse Events with Intensification of Antihypertensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - The intensification of antihypertensive regimens on discharge in older adults hospitalized for noncardiac conditions is associated with an increased risk of readmission (number needed to harm [NNH] = 27) and medication-related serious adverse events (NNH = 63) within 30 days.

American Family Physician : POEMs


Fulfill a Performance Improvement Activity of the ABFM's Family Medicine Certification requirement through a streamlined method of evaluating and strengthening your practice functions and systems. Select from topics including: Asthma and Hypertension.

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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

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The Speciality of Family Medicine

Access to primary care is key to leading a longer, healthier life. Learn about the specialty of family medicine and how it benefits us all.

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit -- FPM

Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

Chronic Wounds: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Chronic wounds are those that do not progress through a normal, orderly, and timely sequence of repair. They are common and are often incorrectly treated. The morbidity and associated costs of chronic wounds highlight the need to implement wound prevention and treatment guidelines. ...

American Family Physician : Article

Menopause - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen and progestogen therapy, hormone therapy, hot flashes, mood symptoms, sexual difficulties, and postmenopause. This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Healthy development is likely to occur when an adolescent’s risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered. Healthy development is further encouraged when youth feel valued, empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats to the well-being of adolescents ...

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Clinical Practice Guidelines

View all clinical practice guidelines.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

View all clinical preventive serivces recommendations.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

Spring 2019


Family Physician : Patient Care

Risk Reduction

Learn about the risks of ADHD and ADHD medications in the Adult ADHD Toolkit.

Family Physician : Patient Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about ADHD, from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Research Network's ADHD Toolkit.

Family Physician : Patient Care

Winter 2019


Family Physician : Patient Care

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) - Assessing the Impact

Read a description of the PCMH impact study and view objectives, timeline, status, key findings and contact information.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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