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...or after minor, unnotice- able trauma, such as coughing, sneezing, or straining. If there is a history of trauma, a ruptured globe should be ruled out. Hyper- tension is the chief risk factor for a sub- conjunctival hemorrhage in older patients.2 Anticoagulant medications and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/afp20131015p533.pdf

'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

'Don't Scream, Miss Annie. Don't Scream'. - Resident and Student Voice - American ...

Jan 1, 1999 - ...shower, even a change of clothes. However, survivors are still encouraged to see a physician even if 72 hours has elapsed, to guard against injury, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). I had reached the point at which I wasn't dreading the opening of the elevator...

American Family Physician : Resident and Student Voice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p213.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

'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

'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

"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

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

...You Should See My Doctor: Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice Downloaded from the Family Practice Management Web site at www.aafp.org/fpm. Copyright © 2002 American Academy of Family Physicians. For the private, noncommercial use of one individual user of the Web...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/fpm20020100p33.pdf

"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

<FEFF>Common Questions About Pressure Ulcers

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/afp20151115p888.pdf

<FEFF>Dementia Care: More Than Just Prescription Drugs

June 1, 2017: Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/afp20170615p766.pdf

<FEFF>Diagnosis and Management of Sodium Disorders: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/afp20150301p299.pdf

<FEFF>Hearing Loss in Older Adults

...sudden sensorineural hearing loss should be referred for urgent assessment. Management of hearing loss is based on addressing underlying causes, especially obstructions (including cerumen) and ototoxic medications. Resid- ual hearing should be optimized by use of hearing aids,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/afp20120615p1150.pdf

<FEFF>Top 20 Research Studies of 2016 for Primary Care Physicians

April 15, 2017

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/afp20170501p572.pdf

<FEFF>Top POEMs of 2015 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

October 1, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/afp20161001p566.pdf

10 Reasons to Be a Self-Employed Family Physician -- Family Practice Management

...- is what offers us the greatest hope. Based on my over 25 years of experience in solo, private practice, here are 10 reasons physicians should consider self-employed practice, and 10 ways they can empower themselves to succeed at it. 10 reasons 1. You will have 1,000...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/fpm20021000p41.pdf

10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p9.html

1014.pdf

...Overuse Injuries KYLE J. CASSAS, M.D., and AMELIA CASSETTARI-WAYHS, M.D., Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas E ach year in the United States, approximately 30 million children and teenagers participate in orga- nized sports.1 Sports are the lead- ing cause of injury in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/afp20060315p1014.pdf

1029.pdf

...Even without a crash or subsequent injury, all older adults with dementia eventually must stop driving. Patients’ families or caregivers may be concerned about the risk of a crash and injury or about the driver becoming lost. As the number of drivers with cognitive impairment...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/afp20060315p1029.pdf

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...hours, a decent salary and government employee benefits. Call requirements vary but are generally mini- mal. Patients with significant injuries and severe illnesses are usually transferred to public hospitals. And vacation and holiday time off is guaranteed. In other words, no one...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/fpm20010200p33.pdf

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.html

1998

AFP issues for the year of 1998.

Publications : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/1998.html

1999

AFP issues for the year of 1999.

Publications : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/1999.html

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-champions/determine-goal.html

20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors

...Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of medical errors. Government agencies, purchasers of group...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/fpm20020700p47-rt1.pdf

20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors -- Family Practice Management

...Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of medical errors. Government agencies, purchasers of group...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/fpm20020700p49-rt1.pdf

20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - ...Medical errors are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of medical errors. Government agencies, purchasers of group health...

Family Practice Management : Patient Education

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p49.html

2000

AFP issues for the year of 2000.

Publications : American Family Physician

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2001

AFP issues for the year of 2001.

Publications : American Family Physician

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2003

AFP issues for the year of 2003.

Publications : American Family Physician

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2004

AFP issues for the year of 2004.

Publications : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2004.html

2011NCSCSummaryofActions.doc

...that the collection of such data may not be possible for all health care research but should be encouraged where appropriate and feasible. The commission agreed that a letter to the NIH should include reference to appropriate sections of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) study, The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2011NCSCSummaryofActions.doc

2012 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...the injuries referred to as the Invisible 12 Wounds of War, and 13 14 WHEREAS, with the recent ending of the Iraq war, our health care system (military, veteran, 15 and civilian), it is now recognized that the psychological toll of these deployments outweighs the 16 physical...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/special_constituencies/2012RCAR_HealthofPublic-Science.pdf

2012 Consent Calendar for the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...20 One of the co-authors of the resolution stated that although the AAFP is working with the 21 Joining Forces campaign, more should be done to help veterans returning from war. The 22 testimony was in favor of the resolution, with the exception of the second resolved clause. There...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/special_constituencies/2012RCR_HealthofPublicScience.pdf

2013 Practice Enhancement Resolutions

...from old age, and be it further 30 31 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognize that 32 individual providers should be allowed to make decisions about electronic health records, 33 documentation of encounters, and fees without government coercion or...

Events

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

2013NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

...rates of injuries, deaths and suicides. Update (6/16/2014): The AAFP policy entitled, "Firearms and Safety Issues", has been amended to include a statement supporting strong research regarding how gun laws and regulations have affected or will affect rates of injuries, deaths,...

Events

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

2016

AFp issues for the year 2016.

Publications : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2016.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 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

AFP issues for the year 2020.

Publications : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2020.html

2020 Member Survey Is Your Change to Steer AAFP's Work

The AAFP's 2020 Member Satisfaction Survey was emailed on Feb. 29 to all active members who have not opted out of email surveys. There's still time for members who had opted out to receive the survey before the March 31 deadline.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200304membersurvey.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 Practice Enhancement Agenda w Resolutions

...and in residency that is 14 unmatched by non-physicians, and 15 16 WHEREAS, non-physicians can be an important part of a healthcare team but should not be 17 replacements for family physicians, now, therefore be it 18 19 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Events

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

2022 AAFP FMX (In Person) Exhibitor Agreement Terms and Conditions

...Attorneys’ Fees Should AAFP find it necessary to retain an attorney or attorneys to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement or to protect its interests under this Agreement, AAFP shall be entitled to recover from the other party all reasonable costs, charges, and expenses...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/2022/in-person-FMX-exhibitor-agreement-terms-and-conditions.pdf

2022 Immunization Schedules Updated at November ACIP Meeting

Immunization schedules for children, adolescents and adults, as well as vaccines for hepatitis B, orthopoxviruses and Ebola, were among the topics discussed at this month’s meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211118acip.html

2022 Payment Adjustments for 2020 MIPS Performance Posted

CMS has released 2020 performance feedback for the Quality Payment Program’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS-eligible clinicians can obtain their performance feedback, final score and MIPS payment adjustment information for 2022 from the QPP website.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210812mips2020feedback.html

2175.pdf

...General Health Care Guidelines For physician office visits, patients with men- tal retardation should be accompanied by a person who is familiar with them and the purpose of the visit. Providing caregivers in advance with a referral sheet documenting the information expected for...

American Family Physician

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

2195.pdf

...radiographs are normal, occult fracture should be ruled out with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If MRI is contraindicated, a bone scan may be useful in diagnosing fracture, but results may be nor- mal for up to 72 hours after the injury. Surgery Studies have indicated that...

American Family Physician

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

25what.pdf

...and deductibles apply should facilitate your billing of these services. The table on page 26 summarizes what’s covered. A new benefit and some changes In general, the Medicare statute provides coverage only for diagnosis and treatment of an illness, injury or impair- ment of a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/fpm20070200p25.pdf

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