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'Country Doc' Leading Health Advocacy in Lone Star State

As he winds down his fourth decade in practice, Douglas Curran, M.D., remains a leading physician advocate in his state as president of the Texas Medical Association.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180723fdf-curran.html

'I Am Convinced Family Medicine Is the Solution'

Watching a family member struggle with illness and access to care inspired third-year family medicine resident Kristina Dakis, M.D., to pursue a career in medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180212focus-dakis.html

'Inspirational' Forum Grooms FP Leaders, Helps Chapters

'Inspirational' Forum Grooms FP Leaders, Helps Chapters

AAFP News : Blogs

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

'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181022fdf-roett.html

'Nerdy Girl' Is Star in Family Medicine

Sarah Coles, M.D., was pondering a future in music or science when her mother’s cancer diagnosis put her on a path to family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20201026fdf-coles.html

'Stop the Bleed' Aims to Turn Bystanders into 'By-doers'

'Stop the Bleed' Aims to Turn Bystanders into 'By-doers'

AAFP News : Blogs

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

'Think Big' to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise

For their virtual mainstage event at the 2020 National Conference, AAFP CEO/EVP Shawn Martin and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.P.H., talked about the future of family medicine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200804nc-future.html

'Tis the Season: For Us, Holidays Mix Sacrifice, Blessings

'Tis the Season: For Us, Holidays Mix Sacrifice, Blessings

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/tis_the_season_for_us.html

'What? Me Worry?' Family Medicine Residency Trained Me Well

'What? Me Worry?' Family Medicine Residency Trained Me Well

AAFP News : Blogs

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

"Frontier Areas," Medical Care Roles

Read AAFP's policy on medical roles in frontier areas.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/frontier-areas.html

"Vital Signs" for Assessing Your Practice's Financial Health -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Paying attention to key metrics can help keep your practice operationally and financially healthy.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p25.html

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated or unethical. To begin, simply treat your current patients right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p33.html

(Small) Trends in Physician Compensation -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - ...Family physicians without obstetrics saw the largest increase among all of primary care. Their median compensation rose 2.69 percent to $136,002. Midlevel providers also saw a relatively large increase for the year, jumping 4.41 percent to $57,907. Enlarge Enlarge Source: Medical...

Family Practice Management : FP Stat

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p82.html

<FEFF>Family Physicians Practicing High-Volume Obstetric Care Have Recently Dropped by ...

June 1, 2017: Close-ups

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/afp20170615p762.pdf

1. Assess Your Practice and Collect Baseline Data

Step 1: Assess Your Practice and Collect Baseline Data

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/assess-collect.html

10 Ways Family Practices Lose Money -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - Learn how to plug the leaks that deplete your practice’s income.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p51.html

100Plus

100 Plus

Family Physician : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/fpm/100-plus.html

1025.pdf

...1. Norwitz ER, Robinson JN, Repke JT. Labor and delivery. In: Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL. Obstetrics: normal and problem pregnancies. 4th ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2002:364. 2. Abouzaher C. Antepartum and postpartum haemorrhage. In: Murray CJ, Lopez AD, eds....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/afp20060315p1025.pdf

1999 USPHS/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Persons ...

Jan 1, 2000 - ...the Federal Register and the MMWR. The final document is endorsed by the USPHS and IDSA, as well as by the Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. How to Use the Information in the Guidelines Jump to section +...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p163.html

19EducationReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

...family medicine, physicial medicine and 11 rehabilitation, psychiatry, pediatrics, internal medicine, neurology, general surgery, 12 obstetrics and gynecology, and anesthesiology, and orthopedic surgeons and emergency 13 room physicians to take a course on the appropriate use of...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/19EducationReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2. Determine Your Goal

Step 2: Determine Your Goal

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/office-champtions/determine-goal.html

2001

AFP issues for the year of 2001.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2001.html

2003

AFP issues for the year of 2003.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2003.html

2009_NCSC_Summary_of_Actions.doc

...Family Physicians (AAFP) investigate what measures can be used to demonstrate adequate ongoing competency for maternity care and operative obstetrics for practicing physicians, and be it further RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) investigate jointly...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2009%20NCSC%20Summary%20of%20Actions.doc

2012 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...All family medicine residency programs are charged with the responsibility of 6 training future family physicians in the basics of obstetrics and gynecology, and 7 8 WHEREAS, prenatal care provided by family physicians remains crucial in effecting patient 9 access to medical...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/special_constituencies/2012RCAR_Organization-Finance.pdf

2012 Consent Calendar for the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) create an 36 additional online community for family physicians related to prenatal care and obstetrics 37 on the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Connection, and that the 38 presence of this social media tool be promoted, and...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/special_constituencies/2012RCR_Organization-Finance.pdf

2012NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

...the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) create an additional online community for family physicians related to prenatal care and obstetrics on the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Connection and that the presence of this social media tool be promoted....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2012NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

2013 Advocacy Report

...both sides of the debate. While the resolution is an attempt to align 16 AAFP policy on this question with that of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, it 17 is the AAFP’s responsibility to make its own evidence-based decisions. 18 19 The committee pointed to questions...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2013-advocacy-report.pdf

2013 Practice Enhancement Report

...be evidence-based. Physician 19 credentialing should allow for any and all combinations of competencies in adult, 20 pediatric and obstetric care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. 21 22 Recognizing that on rare occasions minimum quotas (or numbers) may be...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2013-pe-report.pdf

2013 Practice Enhancement Resolutions

...be evidence-based. Physician 32 credentialing should allow for any and all combinations of competencies in adult, 33 pediatric and obstetric care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. 34 35 Recognizing that on rare occasions minimum quotas (or numbers) may be...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2013-pe-resolutions.pdf

2013NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

...possible, be evidence-based. Physician credentialing should allow for any and all combinations of competencies in adult, pediatric and obstetric care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. · Recognizing that on rare occasions minimum quotas (or numbers) may be required...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2013NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

2014NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

...(HRSA) and others to investigate ways to promote and advocate for training family physicians to provide full spectrum care, including obstetrics with an emphasis on providing rural and underserved care. Women, Minority Education Commission on Education Accept for...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2014NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

2015 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Education

...and 26 27 WHEREAS, professional medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics 28 and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology have put forth position papers calling 29 for increased educational training of medical professionals with regard to health...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015-education.pdf

2016 Advocacy Agenda: Four Things to Know

Four key issues stand out on the Academy's advocacy agenda for 2016: influencing the implementation of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act; meaningful use; reducing administrative complexity; and aligning payers' quality and performance measures.

AAFP News : Blogs

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

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 : Blogs

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

2016NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

...the American Board of Family Medicine look to the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Maintenance of Certification models that may be more relevant to family physicians, and be it further...

Events

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

...toolkit for use by family physicians seeking to become credentialed in the provision of maternity care, including high-risk and operative obstetrics, and be it further RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians maternity credentialing toolkit include resources...

Events

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

2017 Report of the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...for use by family physicians seeking 37 to become credentialed in the provision of maternity care, including high-risk and operative 38 obstetrics, and be it further 39 40 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians maternity credentialing 41 toolkit include resources...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/PracticeEnhancementReport2017.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Education

...supporting it as a first-line aspect of contraceptive care with assurance of insurance coverage, and 8 9 WHEREAS, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has both a position statement 10 and online links to information regarding implementation of long-acting, reversible...

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

...proper management of many obstetrical emergencies as outlined in the American Academy 25 of Family Physicians, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics curriculum, and 26 27 WHEREAS, skin-to-skin contact is the standard of care for healthy newborns in the newborn period 28 to optimize...

Events

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

2018 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180428ncclelections.html

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

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 MIPS Data Submission Deadline Approaching Fast

Family physicians and other eligible clinicians have until March 31 to report their 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System data.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20200306submitmipsdata.html

2019 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy's 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190427nccl-elections.html

2019 NCCL Summary of Actions

...residents in family medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, pediatrics, internal medicine, neurology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and anesthesiology, and orthopedic surgeons and emergency room physicians to take a course on the appropriate use of...

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

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