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...Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? [Opinion] While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system. September/October 2016 Issue In Defense of Direct Primary Care [Opinion] Direct...

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Events and Opportunities: Participate as a Speaker, Presenter, or Exhibitor

Put your stamp on family medicine by participating as a speaker, poster presenter, exhibitor, or author.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/events-opportunities.html

Physician Well-being a Focal Point for Academy in 2018

Physician Health First, the physician well-being initiative the Academy launched in 2017, will expand in 2018 with a new event and more resources.

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180102wellbeing.html

FPM

As a family physician, FPM (Practice and Career) provides you and your care teams with resources to help you achieve practice efficiencies, enhance quality, navigate legal and regulatory issues, boost income, and safeguard your professional well-being.

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

AHCA Won't Help Patients Who Need It Most

We asked our new physician bloggers how the American Health Care Act would affect their patients. Most said the legislation would hurt the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

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

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

Practicing Workplace Medicine at the Point of Care

Practicing Workplace Medicine at the Point of Care

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

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

Somatizing Patients: Part I. Practical Diagnosis - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - The phenomenon of somatization, which results in unexplained physical complaints, is ubiquitous in primary care settings although it often goes unrecognized. Medical training emphasizes the identification and treatment of organic problems and may leave physicians unprepared to recognize...

American Family Physician : Article

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Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS)

The AAFP summarizes details of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including regulatory requirements.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/fee-schedule.html

Medicaid Physician Payment

The AAFP supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/medicaid.html

Family Doc Focus

This is the topic page for the Family Doc Focus feature -- formerly known as Member Monday -- which spotlights AAFP members who have made unique and noteworthy contributions to family medicine, patients and/or the nation's health care system.

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

FPM

FPM is the AAFP’s indexed, peer-reviewed, practice improvement journal, offering practical ideas for improving practice, enhancing the patient experience, and developing a rewarding career.

Family Practice Management

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Key Health Programs Need Funding Now, AAFP Tells Congress

The AAFP is keeping pressure on Congress to quickly reauthorize long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and three other vital health programs..

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180117reauthorize.html

MedPAC Recommends Replacing MIPS With New Proposal

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recently proposed a replacement for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System that it contends would be less burdensome and more effective.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180122medpacmips.html

Keep Tabs on CMS Initiative to Reduce Paperwork

CMS recently launched an online newsletter to keep physicians informed about its new Patients Over Paperwork initiative.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180125popnewsletter.html

AAFP Steers HHS on Protecting Patient Choice in Health Care

Family physicians focus on providing necessary care to patients, but ongoing consolidation in health care is limiting basic access, a point the AAFP recently reiterated to HHS.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180202hhschoiceltr.html

Chapters Report Varied Approaches to Common State Issues

A roundtable at the AAFP's 2018 State Legislative Conference offered an overview of how some chapters are meeting -- and overcoming -- legislative challenges.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181113slcroundup.html

Study Examines Factors Linked to FPs' Use of E-Visits

New research has found that less than 10% of practicing family physicians offer e-visits, with lack of payment and time thought to be primary factors behind the low adoption rate.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191211e-visits.html

Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

The AAFP recommends the study of APMs to inform regulatory changes on payment, including the merit-based incentive program and the primary care spend model.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/apms.html

Medicare Physician Payment

With the repeal of the SGR, family physicians can focus more on caring for their Medicare patients without worrying about interruptions in payment.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/medicare.html

How Much Will This Cost, Doc?

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that CME can arm physicians with new approaches to treatment, but too often discussions leave out the aspect of cost and value.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191126fp-cost.html

Putting Patients at the Center of My 'Clinic of the Future'

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., wanted more than just a bigger space for his new clinic. He wanted it to help patients feel more comfortable and more engaged.

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

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

AAFP Welcomes Congressional Focus on Reducing Health Care Costs

AAFP Welcomes Congressional Focus on Reducing Health Care Costs

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/aafp-welcomes-congressional-focus-on-reducing-health-care-costs.html

Average family physician income up, but not equally -- FPM

Average family physician income up, but not equally

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Information for family physicians from the AAFP as the health care reform established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage/aca.html

Events

...Direct Primary Care Medicaid Physician Payment Medicare Physician Payment Medicare Physician Fee Schedule By Topic: Physician Workforce Graduate Medical Education Scope of Practice Medical Student Debt Title VII By Topic: Prevention and Public Health...

https://www.aafp.org/events.html

Practice and Career

As a family physician, AAFP Practice and Career provides you with the latest information and resources to support you as you manage your career, manage your practice, get paid for the patient care you provide, and implement value-based delivery and payment models.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career.html

Member Value

Find out more about the value that the AAFP offers, including access to tools, solutions, and insights that you can implement into your daily work.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/member-value.html

Member Interest Groups

Become an Active member of the AAFP and enjoy all the benefits of being part of the premier family medicine association.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/connect/mig.html

Health Care for All: A Framework for Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health Care System ...

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding health care for all and moving to a primary care-based health care system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-care-for-all.html

AAFP Advocacy: Physician Payment

Stay current on Medicare payment policies, APMs, and the AAFP's work to advocate for physician payment that does not add to administrative complexity.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment.html

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme "Exploring More."

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-storytelling.html

Understand Compensation, Employment Contracts

On Jan. 31, the AAFP will present a live webinar to help family physicians better understand compensation and employment contracts.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180110compensationwebinar.html

COVID-19: Telehealth Tools

Telemedicine and virtual care have quickly become important tools in caring for your patients while keeping yourself and your staff safe as the COVID-19 pandemic quickly evolves.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-telehealth.html

Social Media Influencers or FPs: Who Do Patients Trust?

Michael Richardson, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that physicians can overcome the spate of false and misleading health reports that consumers find on social media by emphasizing the doctor-patient relationship.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190903fp-socialmedia.html

FAQ on the CPC+ Initiative

Get answers to the frequently asked questions regarding the CPC+ initiative.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/cpc-plus/faq.html

Events

...Direct Primary Care Medicaid Physician Payment Medicare Physician Payment Medicare Physician Fee Schedule By Topic: Physician Workforce Graduate Medical Education Scope of Practice Medical Student Debt Title VII By Topic: Prevention and Public Health...

https://www.aafp.org/events.2020.html

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

High Deductibles: Out-of-Pocket Shouldn't Mean Empty Pockets

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

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

It's Complicated: What We Wish Legislators Knew About Health Care

Health care truly is complicated. We asked our new physician bloggers what policymakers need to understand if they're going to help create a better system.

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

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

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey -- FPM

Compensation for family physicians rises in new survey

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

September/October 2016

...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Edmond S. Weisbart In Defense of Direct Primary Care Philip Eskew Practice Pearls • Answer patients' questions before the visit • Inform patients about delays Coding & Documentation • ICD-10 changes...

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School Problems and the Family Physician - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Children with school problems pose a challenge for the family physician. A multidisciplinary team of professionals can most appropriately assess and manage complex learning problems, which are often the cause of poor school performance. The family physician's primary role in this ...

American Family Physician : Article

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September/October 2016

...Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? Edmond S. Weisbart In Defense of Direct Primary Care Philip Eskew Practice Pearls • Answer patients' questions before the visit • Inform patients about delays Coding & Documentation • ICD-10 changes...

Family Practice Management

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From the Editor Department Collection

...Practice types-Direct primary care Practice types-Employed practice Practice types-Hospital-physician joint ventures Practice types-Independent practice Practice types-Solo practice Quality and efficiency-Clinical process improvement Quality and efficiency-Cost...

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From the Editor Department Collection

...Practice types-Direct primary care Practice types-Employed practice Practice types-Hospital-physician joint ventures Practice types-Independent practice Practice types-Solo practice Quality and efficiency-Clinical process improvement Quality and efficiency-Cost...

Family Practice Management

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Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The AAFP supports the continuing development and improvement of CHIP, which cares for uninsured children and is a vital part of the primary care system.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage/chip.html

Medicaid Coverage

The AAFP advocates for fair, effective Medicaid regulations impacting family physicians and their patients.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage/medicaid.html

Medicare Coverage

The AAFP advocates for primary care physicians and their patients by calling for expanded health care coverage, including Medicare coverage.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-coverage/medicare.html

Medical Home

The AAFP believes the Medical Home model provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/medical-home.html

Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

The AAFP believes EHRs are vital to the expansion of primary care and the medical home model of care delivery but should be accessible and affordable.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it/ehrs.html

Antitrust/Collective Negotiation

The AAFP advocates updating antitrust laws impacting family physicians and for the inclusion of health insurance companies within the antitrust scope.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/antitrust-collective-negotiation.html

End-of-Life Care

Learn how the AAFP is supporting federal efforts to cover voluntary discussions between physicians and patients about end-of-life care plans.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/end-of-life.html

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Investment in the primary care workforce is vital, so the AAFP seeks to preserve funding for GME residency programs in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce/gme.html

Medical Student Debt

Because the cost of medical education impacts the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP supports alternative funding strategies for family medicine students.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce/student-debt.html

Health Equity

The AAFP fights for efforts to promote health equity and health equality.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/health-equity.html

Injury Prevention and Violence

Primary care providers play a crucial role in responding to safety and violence concerns. The AAFP shares policies relevant to the care of these situations.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/injury-violence.html

Preventive Health

The AAFP supports efforts to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/preventive.html

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act

The AAFP calls on Congress to protect and increase funding for the Title VII program, as it is a key component in building the family physician workforce.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce/title-vii.html

Prescription Drug Issues

The AAFP recognizes the significant problems prescription drug issues present and works to combat this public health concern.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/rx.html

Vaccines and Immunizations

The AAFP supports affordable access to vaccinations and immunizations, which are invaluable for keeping patients healthy across the lifespan.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/vaccines-immunizations.html

Women’s Health

The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/women.html

AAFP Advocacy: Research

The AAFP supports emerging research initiatives in family medicine as well as primary care training and education through organizations such as AHRQ.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/primary-care-research.html

AAFP State Advocacy: Backgrounders

Use the AAFP Center for State Policy’s backgrounder library to learn about state-based advocacy issues.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/state/backgrounders.html

Advocacy and Government

AAFP News' Advocacy and Government stories focus on the Academy's advocacy in Washington, D.C., and at the state level, health policy and legislation, funding for health programs and related issues.

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

Finding a Mentor

A strong mentorship can mean the different between success and failure in medical school. Discover how to find the right mentor for you.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/finding-a-mentor.html

Administrative Simplification

Reducing administrative burden is a critical step in protecting the overall well-being of family physicians and reducing the cost of health care.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/simplification.html

Patient Privacy (HIPAA)

Information on HIPAA from the AAFP, including regulations around patient privacy and how the AAFP is monitoring the impact on primary care.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/hipaa.html

Guiding Principles for Global Health Service Learning Programs

Understand recommended, family-medicine oriented training and guidelines for global health service learning programs.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health/guiding-principles.html

FPs Tackle Primary Care Spending, Other Weighty Topics

The 2018 AAFP Congress of Delegates' Reference Committee on Advocacy considered a number of resolutions important to family physicians and their patients, including primary care spending and single payer options.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181012cod-advocacy.html

ZDoggMD: Primary Care Key to Fixing Broken Health Care System

During a main-stage presentation at the Family Medicine Experience, Zubin Damania, M.D. -- known to fans of his comedic and musical talents as ZDoggMD -- used a mock patient visit with Winnie-the-Pooh to illustrate what's wrong with health care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016fmx-zdoggmd.html

Specialty's Breadth Drew Resident Leader to Family Medicine

Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., volunteered in free clinics for nine years as a college and medical student. The array of skills displayed by her family medicine mentors made her specialty choice an easy one.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190729fdf-askari.html

Caring for Immigrants at the Border and on Capitol Hill

Claudia Mercado, M.D., treated thousands of asylum-seekers this summer in Laredo, Texas, and more are on the way. Now she's taking her message to Washington, D.C.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191007fdf-mercado.html

Resident's Fitness Focus Set Her on Family Medicine Course

During her quest to become an elite athlete, Julie Foucher-Urcuyo, M.D., M.S., recognized the importance of prevention, healthy lifestyles and, ultimately, family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191209fdf-foucher.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.

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

AAFP Pushes CMS to Clear 'Safe Harbors' in Stark Law

The AAFP told CMS in a recent letter how the agency could change self-referral rules that unduly burden physicians who adopt innovative payment models.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180905starkletter.html

AAFP to HHS: Let Physicians Transform Their Practices

In response to a request for information, the AAFP urged HHS' Office of Inspector General to confirm that any new CMS action would "allow for physician collaboration and partnerships to improve care delivery and appropriate beneficiary incentives."

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181106hhsoigltr.html

New Academic Mentorship MIG Already 95 Members Strong

The AAFP Board of Directors recently approved a new member interest group to help family physicians spotlight academic medicine as a vibrant career choice.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20181019newmig.html

Academy Adds Obstetrics Member Interest Group

A new AAFP member interest group on obstetrics aims to help family physicians integrate comprehensive, evidence-based maternity health care into their practices.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190123obmig.html

New MIG Focuses on Climate Change, Environmental Health

A new AAFP member interest group is designed to increase family physicians' understanding of and action on climate change and its health harms.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190405environmentmig.html

AAFP Taps Veteran Family Medicine Advocate as Next CEO/EVP

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin was introduced March 11 as the successor to retiring Academy CEO and EVP Douglas Henley, M.D.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200312smartinceo.html

Time Is Right for 24-hour Primary Care Clinics

J. Stefan Walker, M.D., writes that family medicine clinics could provide better care, lower costs and greater physician satisfaction by using a 24-hour model.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180112guested24hour.html

Family Physician Finds Antidote to Burnout in Innovation

The AAFP's Alliance for e-Health Innovation is accepting applications for its Primary Care Innovation Fellowship. The 2017 fellow, Joey Nichols, M.D., says innovation projects help him avoid burnout.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180509guest-innovation.html

Transitional Care Management Boosts Outcomes, Satisfaction

Marc Price, D.O., writes that embracing transitional care management gave his practice a modest boost in revenue, better outcomes, and significant improvements in patient and staff satisfaction.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190107guested-tcm.html

Medical Learner Safety and Wellness During Pandemic Crisis

Read AAFP's policy on Medical Learner Safety and Wellness During Pandemic Crisis.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/learnersafety-pandemic.html

Payment, Physician

Read the AAFP's position on the physician's responsibility to devise a reliable payment system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-physician.html

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The AAFP supports the ACO model, and promotes benchmarks, information systems, and payment regulations that protect both patients and family physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-care-delivery/acos.html

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Follow the AAFP's work on developing payment policies that support the exchange of medical info from one site to another through electronic communications.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/health-it/telehealth-telemedicine.html

Transparency

The AAFP affirms the need for effective transparency laws, but advocates for a process that avoids expensive and complicated administration for physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/legal/transparency.html

Environmental Concerns in Public Health

The AAFP serves as both a resource and an advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients regarding environmental risks and existing hazards.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/environmental.html

Obesity Prevention and Treatment

The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address and aim to treat the significant health impact of obesity.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/obesity.html

Tobacco and Nicotine Use

The AAFP advocates for the prevention and treatment of tobacco and nicotine addiction, including the use of e-cigarettes.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/tobacco-nicotine.html

Scope of Practice

The AAFP believes family physicians are uniquely qualified to lead coordinated care teams of allied health professionals in providing care for patients.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-workforce/scope.html

Staff and Editors

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

| FP Essentials

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/staff.html

Let's Get Drug Pricing Under Control

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that it's high time we find a fix for the drug pricing system that we've grown too accustomed to.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181126fp-drugprices.html

Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

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

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

No, I'm Not 'Settling' for Family Medicine

Lauren Abdul-Majeed writes that misconceptions about family medicine are toxic for medical students and negatively affect an already inadequate primary care workforce.

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

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

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