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A Practical Guide to Physician Disability Insurance -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Insurance policies can keep you financially whole if a disability reduces your earning potential, but it’s important to choose the right combination of coverage

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p10.html

Find Your Side Gig: Extra Income Opportunities for Family Physicians -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Traditional offerings still abound, but advances in technology have also opened up new possibilities.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p25.html

Recalcitrant Annular Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a pruritic, nonscaly, ring-like rash on the dorsa of both hands.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p415.html

How to Spot and Tactfully Handle Discrimination in the Health Care Setting -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - In the moment, it can be difficult to respond effectively, but practicing these four skills and tactics can help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p21.html

Tips for Writing Effective CVs and Cover Letters -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Putting a little extra effort into these materials can help you make a good first impression with potential employers.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p4.html

Growing Mass in an Adolescent - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - A patient presented with a polypoid, unpigmented mass on the top of the head that was raised and asymmetrical with slightly irregular borders.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p413.html

Schizophrenia: Use of Antipsychotic Drugs for Maintenance Therapy - Cochrane for ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Compared with placebo, using antipsychotic drugs for maintenance therapy in patients with schizophrenia is associated with relapse prevention at seven to 12 months.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p355.html

Does Light Therapy Decrease Depression in Older Adults? - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Light therapy appears to be mildly effective in treating depression in older adults, but ideal wavelength, intensity, and length of treatment are unknown.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p417.html

Interventions to Improve Use of CPAP Machines in Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Behavioral interventions increase CPAP use compared with usual care. These interventions also increase CPAP adherence, measured by participants using their machine four or more hours per night, from 371 to 501 per 1,000 patients.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p356.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - New vs. established patients when covering for other physicians | Coding for weekend clinic services | Incident-to rules for Medicare Advantage plans | Correcting scribe documentation | Removing earwax using instrumentation

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p36.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2021 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2021 - Delegate more tasks to your team with clinic protocols | Answer these five questions before your next big career move | Bond with patients by asking about their passions

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p37.html

Depression, Cervical Myelopathy, Diagnostic Imaging, Eating Disorders, Vitamin K ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p354.html

Diary of a Family Physician - Oct 01, 2021 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2021 - First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

American Family Physician : Diary of a Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p421.html

For Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Who Are Taking a GLP-1 Receptor Agonist, an ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - This propensity score–matched analysis (not funded by industry) concluded that an SGLT2 inhibitor is preferred over a sulfonylurea for patients with type 2 diabetes who are already taking a GLP-1 receptor agonist, with favorable effects on the likelihood of hospitalization for ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p424.html

Community Vision Screening in Older Adults - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - The available evidence does not support screening adults 65 years and older for visual impairment in the primary care setting.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p419.html

Racial Disparities at the End of Life - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn greater attention to the continuing discrimination that racial minorities face within the medical system. Often these disparities are considered in the context of patients who are not actively dying. However, care delivered at the end of life is also ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p346.html

A Bonus, Not a Burden: How Medical Students Can Add Value to Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2021 - When done well, precepting is a win-win-win for physicians, medical students, and patients.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/oa1.html

Physician Employment Eclipses Practice Ownership: The Ongoing Trend and Its Effect on ...

Oct 1, 2021 - In 2016, for the first time, less than one-half of practicing physicians had an ownership stake in their own practices. The most recent American Medical Association Physician Practice Benchmark Survey reveals that this trend continues. More physicians are identifying as employees ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p351.html

Screening for Ovarian Cancer with CA 125 and Ultrasound Algorithm Does Not Reduce ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Like the U.S. Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial, this large and long U.K. study found no reduction in ovarian cancer mortality with screening using ultrasonography or a multimodal CA 125–based screening strategy.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p422a.html

Ultrasound Guidance for the Placement of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters - Medicine by... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Learn more about ultrasound guidance for the placement of peripheral intravenous catheters.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/od2.html

No Difference in Cognitive Decline in Older Patients with Coronary Artery Disease ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - The study found no significant difference in the rate of memory decline among older adults with CAD who are undergoing coronary revascularization with CABG or PCI.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p422.html

Case Report: Second-Trimester Maternal COVID-19 Infection and Tetralogy of Fallot - ...

Oct 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Oct 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Case Report: Second-Trimester Maternal COVID-19 Infection and Tetralogy of Fallot Am Fam Physician. 2021 Oct ;104(4):331. Published online August 9, 2021. To the Editor: A 28-year-old woman delivered a male...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p331.html

Previous ECG Criteria (Including STEMI Criteria) Overlook Too Many Acute MIs Due to ...

Oct 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Oct 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Previous ECG Criteria (Including STEMI Criteria) Overlook Too Many Acute MIs Due to Acute Coronary Occlusion Am Fam Physician. 2021 Oct ;104(4):333-334. Original Article: Acute Chest Pain in Adults:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p333.html

Case Report: Disseminated HSV Infection in a Well-Appearing Neonate - Letters to the ...

Oct 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Oct 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Case Report: Disseminated HSV Infection in a Well-Appearing Neonate Am Fam Physician. 2021 Oct ;104(4):332-333. To the Editor: A 12-day-old infant with no significant birth history presented with several...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p332.html

Management of Syphilis in People with HIV Infection - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Oct 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Oct 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Management of Syphilis in People with HIV Infection Am Fam Physician. 2021 Oct ;104(4):335. Original Article: HIV Infection in Adults: Initial Management Issue Date: April 1, 2021 Available at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p335.html

Administering COVID-19 Vaccines During Preparticipation Physical Examinations - Letters...

Oct 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Oct 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Administering COVID-19 Vaccines During Preparticipation Physical Examinations Am Fam Physician. 2021 Oct ;104(4):331-332. Published online September 15, 2021. To the Editor: During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p331a.html

Inspirational FPs Are Speaking Out to Protect Patients

For National Primary Care Week, medical student Amy Hoffman writes in the Leader Voices Blog about family physicians who are making their voices heard and combatting misinformation during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20211001lv-npcw.html

Osteomyelitis: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Oct 01, 2021 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p395-s1.html

Questions About Repurposed Content | AAFP Credit System

View answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and repurposed content.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/repurposed-content.html

Repurposed Content Tutorial | AAFP Credit System

This tutorial from AAFP Credit System will provide CME providers information about the repurposed content process option available in the AAFP online application.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/repurposed-content.html

COVID-19 Booster Rollout Begins as Vaccination Rate Climbs

The CDC’s approval of booster shots of a COVID-19 vaccine for certain populations has confused some patients, renewing the need for robust counseling from family physicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210930pfizerbooster.html

COVID-19 booster shots: who’s eligible, and how to code them

The Centers for Disease Control has recommended that certain groups receive a COVID-19 booster shot, including all patients 65 and older.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Seven pitfalls to avoid when choosing disability insurance

The right disability insurance policy can keep you financially whole if an accident or illness limits your earning potential.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/physician_disability_insurance.html

How Our Community Practice Took On COVID ― and Beat It

When COVID-19 came to Lazarus Gehring, M.D.’s upstate New York community last year, he and his practice partners and staff saw they had an opportunity to do something historic. Yet they still managed to surprise themselves. Learn more in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20210930fl-gehringcovid.html

10 Secrets to Success in Med School

Watch an exclusive webinar to learn 10 secrets to success in medical school from those who have walked the path you're on now.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/Succeed-in-Medical-School-Webinar.html

Screening Recommended for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

A final recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in all sexually active women 24 years or younger, as well as those who are older and at increased risk for infection.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210929uspstfuspstfgcct.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2021-22

On Sept. 28, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., of Islip, N.Y., was elected the AAFP’s president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210928codelections.html

New AAFP President: Fight Back Against Misinformation

In a Sept. 28 speech during the Family Medicine Experience, new AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., shared his path to leadership and urged others to be advocates for patients and family medicine.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210928fmx-ransone.html

CMS and Congress Must Reform the MPFS

The 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule again threatens primary care. The Academy is pushing back, writes Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn in the In the Trenches blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210928itt-mpfs.html

AAFP Names 2021–2022 Board of Directors

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AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/aafp-names-2021-2022-board-of-directors.html

AAFP Names Top Education, Humanitarian, Public Health and Leadership Advocates

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AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/aafp-names-top-education-humanitarian-public-health-and-leadership-advocates.html

Sterling Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of American Academy of ...

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AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/sterling-ransone-jr-md-faafp-assumes-role-of-president-of-american-academy-of-family-physicians.html

Faculty Resources | Residency Leadership Summit 2022

Learn more about faculty resources for the 2022 Residency Leadership Summit March 25-27 in Kansas City, MO.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/residency-leadership-summit/presenter-resources.html

Watch Town Hall COVID-19 On Demand Sessions | AAFP

Watch AAFP's Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 sessions anytime, anywhere on demand. Hear the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/town-hall-on-demand.html

Surgeon General Offers High Praise for Family Medicine

During an AAFP livestream for resident members, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., said family medicine is more important now than it ever has been because patients need reliable information from a trusted source. A replay of the event is available.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210923lv-murthy.html

Academy Lobbies to Center COVID Solutions on Primary Care

In a letter to President Biden, the AAFP called for the Path Out of the Pandemic plan to adopt recommendations that support primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210923popplan.html

Questions to ask about work-life balance when job hunting

When comparing potential employers, consider these six questions to assess the work-life balance each offers.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/work_life_balance.html

AAFP Rolls Out Free CME on Boosting Vaccine Confidence

Beginning in October, the Academy will offer a free educational series for clinicians on addressing vaccine hesitancy and improving vaccine confidence; more than 20 CME credits will be available.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210922vaxconfidence.html

AAFP Voices Support for Bill to Boost Collaborative Care

The Academy and 17 other medical and health care groups this month endorsed legislation supporting the collaborative care model.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210921cocm.html

HHS Offers New COVID Relief Funds, Reporting Grace Period

HHS announced on Sept. 10 that a new round of COVID-19 relief funding for physicians and other health care professionals and facilities is on the horizon. The agency is making a total of $25.5 billion available to entities that have suffered financial setbacks due to the pandemic.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210921prfarpfunds.html

Are You a Champion of Family Medicine?

The AAFP Degree of Fellow will mark its 50th anniversary in 2022. We asked four of our new physician bloggers what earning the distinction meant to them.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210921fp-fellow.html

Can We Create a Space of Moderation in This Pandemic?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., discusses her and her family’s experiences with COVID-19 while looking for ways that people can discuss the pandemic effectively.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210920fp-coviddiscussion.html

ALSO Mentor Prepares Peers for Obstetrical Emergencies

University of Wisconsin Professor Lee Dresang, M.D., has devoted more than two decades to helping ensure his peers at home and abroad are prepared for Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210920fdf-dresang.html

Medicare announces influenza vaccine payment rates for 2021-2022

The payment allowances range from about $10 to $66, depending on brand and formulation

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Five side gigs physicians can do from home to earn extra income

With a wide knowledge base and scope of practice, family physicians are well-suited for many side gigs beyond just seeing patients in a clinic. The internet has only expanded such opportunities.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/home_side_gigs.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2021 Winners | AAFP

These residents were selected as the winners of the 2021 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/gme/2021-winners.html

Booster Doses FAQs

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines booster doses are pending authorization by the FDA, and review and recommendation from the CDC’s ACIP. This is in response to data published by CDC showing a decline in vaccine effectiveness in preventing infection over time.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

AAFP Calls on CMS to Act to Stabilize Primary Care Practices

The Academy’s detailed comments on CMS’ 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule pressed for policy improvements on a number of fronts.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210916mpfscomments.html

New Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for 2021-2022 Season

The AAFP has approved updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on the use of influenza vaccines for the 2021-2022 season.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210916acipflu.html

New AAFP Resources Can Help Streamline Prior Authorizations

A new Family Medicine Practice Hack video offers tips to streamline prior authorization procedures, and a members-only workbook with sample cheat sheets can simplify the process of assembling information needed to submit prior authorizations for different payers.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210916papracthack.html

Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels. This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=13

Alcohol Use Disorders - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and detoxification. This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=1

Dyspepsia - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP on dyspepsia and related issues, including Helicobacter pylori infection, general epigastric dysfunction, and GERD. This collection features AFP on dyspepsia and related issues, including Helicobacter pylori infection, general epigastric dysfunction, and GERD.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=8

FMX 2021 Highlights | AAFP

During AAFP's Family Medicine Experience 2021, we celebrated boundary breakers across our specialty, who found innovative ways to shape a future where health care knows no boundaries.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/2021-highlights.html

Join Leading Physician Well-being’s 2022 Cohort

Leading Physician Well-being, a tuition-free program from the AAFP and United Health Foundation that seeks to foster physician leadership skills to promote and maintain stability, boost team morale, and support well-being in the workplace, is seeking applicants for the 2022 program.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20210915lpwcohort2.html

We’re Back on the Hill for a Day of Intense Advocacy

The AAFP, with the Group of Six, lobbied Congress this week to pass several key bills, Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210915itt-hillvisits.html

AAFP Membership: What's It Worth?

Learn about the value that AAFP membership offers, including access to tools, solutions, and free CME activities.

Membership : Member Benefits

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

Circuitous Route to Med School Provided Invaluable Experiences

An unconventional career path has given University of Washington medical student Danielle Ervin invaluable life experience and perspective.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210913fdf-ervin.html

HHS offers another $25.5 billion in provider relief funds and more time to report

The funding includes $8.5 billion for those who serve rural areas and an additional $17 billion for Phase 4 of the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

OHSU Primary Care Scappoose Clinic wins 2021 FPM Award for Practice and Quality ...

Oregon Health and Science University's Scappoose Clinic has won this year’s FPM Award for Practice and Quality Improvement for their rapid deployment of COVID-19 vaccine in a primary care clinic.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/fpm_award_2021.html

It’s High Time We Took the Tech Bull by the Horns

Family physicians need to carve out a definitive role in the development of new health technologies so those solutions fit the needs of robust primary care practices, says Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210913fp-healthtech.html

COVID-19 Vaccine News Archive

COVID-19 vaccine information can quickly, but we know you may still want access to previous updates that are still relevant. Below you can find past news and updates to support your patient care efforts.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

FP Essentials #508 Drug Prescribing | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition on drug prescribing includes pharmacists; new drugs and drug classes; interactions; polypharmacy and deprescribing.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/508-ed.html

Let's Connect | AAFP FMX

Learn all the ways to network and socialize with your peers at AAFP FMX 2021.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/experience/lets-connect.html

Daron W. Gersch, MD, FAAFP

Vice Speaker - Daron W. Gersch, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/gersch.html

Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP

Director - Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/smith.html

Why We Object to All Intrusions Between Us and Our Patients

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in the A Word From the President blog that the Academy is advocating to protect the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship against new attacks.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210909wfp-intrusions.html

Osteopathic Workshop to Emphasize Comprehensive Approach

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center physician Jarrod Harrall, D.O., answers our questions about The Osteopathic Approach: FMX Preconference Workshop.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210909doapproach.html

Surprise Billing Rule Shouldn’t Levy New Burdens, AAFP Says

The AAFP recently expressed support for new patient protections but called on CMS to minimize unnecessary regulatory burdens on primary care practices.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210909billingrule.html

Candidates Sought for AAFP 2021-22 Health Equity Fellowship

The AAFP and Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors are seeking family physicians to apply for the 2021-22 Health Equity Fellowship; applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. CT on Oct. 15.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210909hefellowship.html

Gail Guerrero-Tucker, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Directo - Gail Guerrero-Tucker, MD, MPH, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/guerrero-tucker.html

Amy Hoffman

Student Member - Amy Hoffman

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/Hoffman.html

Teresa L. Lovins, MD, FAAFP

Director - Teresa L. Lovins:, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/lovins.html

Samuel E. Mathis, MD, FAAFP

New Physician Member - Samuel Mathis, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/mathias.html

Sarah C. Nosal, MD, FAAFP

Director - Sarah C. Nosal, MD, FAAFP

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/nosal.html

Amanda Stisher, MD

Resident Member - Amanda Stisher, MD

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/Stisher.html

Colposcopy (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP position paper on family physicians' scope of practice regarding a colposcopy test to detect cervical cancer.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/colposcopy-position-paper.html

AAFP Applauds Recommendation Regarding Physicians Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation

AAFP Applauds Recommendation Regarding Physicians Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp--recommendation-covid-misinformation.html

USPSTF Lowers Screening Age for Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

On Aug. 24, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210908uspstfdiabetes.html

ONC Webinar to Outline How Information Blocking Affects You

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will host a Sept. 14 webinar designed to update physicians on the finer points of recently implemented information-blocking regulations.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210908infoblockwebinar.html

Report CME | AAFP FMX

Attendees of 2021 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference may register their CME on this page.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/report.html

FMX Attendee Information | AAFP

AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) attendees can access resources and more to have the best experience during FMX 2021.

Events : FMX 2022

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/about/experience.html

A Tale of Two Pandemics and a Call to Action

Alex McDonald, M.D., C.A.Q.S.M., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that while misinformation and disinformation have disrupted progress against the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time for more family physicians to speak up and speak out about the issue.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210902fp-ourshot.html

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Outpatient Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Approximately one-half of patients with alcohol use disorder who abruptly stop or reduce their alcohol use will develop signs or symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. The syndrome is due to overactivity of the central and autonomic nervous systems, leading to tremors, insomnia, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p253.html

Kawasaki Disease and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: An Overview and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Kawasaki disease (KD) and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) are inflammatory conditions that present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to the physician. Although many of their features overlap, they are two distinct conditions. KD is a febrile illness most ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p244.html

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Home blood pressure monitoring provides important diagnostic information beyond in-office blood pressure readings and offers similar results to ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Home blood pressure monitoring involves patients independently measuring their blood pressure with an ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p237.html

Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Hereditary hemochromatosis is an autosomal recessive disorder that disrupts iron homeostasis, resulting in systemic iron overload. It is the most common inherited disorder among people of northern European ancestry. Despite the high prevalence of the gene mutation, there is a low and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p263.html

Splenomegaly: Diagnosis and Management in Adults - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Splenomegaly can be due to several mechanisms but is almost always a sign of a systemic condition. Patient habits, travel, and medical conditions can increase risk of splenomegaly and suggest etiology. Symptoms can suggest infectious, malignant, hepatic, or hematologic causes. Physical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p271.html

Neglected Parasitic Infections: What Family Physicians Need to Know—A CDC Update - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Chagas disease, cysticercosis, and toxoplasmosis affect millions of people in the United States and are considered neglected parasitic diseases. Few resources are devoted to their surveillance, prevention, and treatment. Chagas disease, transmitted by kissing bugs, primarily affects ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p277.html

Cervical Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines from the American Cancer Society - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released new guidelines for cervical cancer screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p314.html

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