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Family Physicians Urge Policymakers to Focus on Mental Health Care for Children, Families

Family Physicians Urge Policymakers to Focus on Mental Health Care for Children, Families

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-mental-health-care-children-families.html

AAFP Approves Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Plan From FDA, CDC

The FDA, CDC and AAFP have approved recommendations that will expand the use of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for tens of millions of Americans.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211025covidboosters.html

Maintaining Empathy in Vaccine Discussions Is Key

Talking with patients about the COVID-19 vaccines has been challenging for many family physicians. In this Fresh Perspectives post, Tate Hinkle, M.D., M.P.H., shares some of his own experiences and reminds members why it’s important to keep having these conversations.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211025fp-empathy.html

Children and Adolescents

It is anticipated that a vaccine will be authorized for children aged 5-11 very soon. In preparation, the AAFP is working with the White House, HHS, and the CDC to provide information and resources to assist family physicians and their patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Booster Dose Table

The CDC recommended that all three COVID-19 vaccines can be used as booster doses in eligible populations. These individuals can receive a different vaccine than the one they first received. This table compares booster options.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

USPSTF Revises Recommendation on Aspirin to Prevent CVD

A new draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on the use of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease differs substantially from the task force’s current recommendation. Sarah Coles, M.D., chair of the AAFP’s Commission on Health of the Public and Science, ...

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211021aspirincvd.html

Member Feedback Shapes Academy Priorities

The results of this year’s Member Satisfaction Survey show that members continue to see high value in the AAFP’s efforts. Overall satisfaction rose this year — a year of a pandemic in which family physicians had more need than ever for a bold champion.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211021satisfaction.html

Academy Backs Push for HDHP Primary Care Deductible Waivers

The AAFP recently wrote in support of the Primary and Virtual Care Affordability Act, which would allow the waiver of primary care and telehealth deductibles through 2023 for patients covered by high-deductible health plans.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211020hdhpwaivers.html

Bringing a ‘Whole-hog’ Approach to Prevention, Public Health

Oregon AFP President Stewart Decker, M.D., strives to help his rural community as both a family physician and a public health advocate.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211019fdf-decker.html

Real Talk with Family Docs Event Series

Register for a series that features family physicians across the country who are opening up to medical students about why they chose their career and what their daily lives are like.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/real-talk-with-family-docs-event-series.html

Thoughts to Ponder Before You Sign an Employment Contract

With the AAFP rolling out new resources related to physician employment contracts, we asked our new physician bloggers to share advice for residents pondering their first contracts.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211019fp-contracts.html

Cardiovascular Conditions Online CME Course | AAFP

Discover new ways to treat and manage your patients with cardiovascular conditions with this AAFP online CME activity. Earn 27.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/cardiovascular/self-study.html

AAFP, NHMA Join Forces on Advancing Health Equity

The AAFP and the National Hispanic Medical Association recently signed an agreement to work together to address health disparities in Latinx/Hispanic patients and remedy underrepresentation of Latinx/Hispanic physicians.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211018aafpnhma.html

Telehealth: Technical tips to set up yourself and your patients for success

Telehealth use has expanded dramatically during the pandemic, but not every patient is well-equipped for a video visit.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/telehealth_technical_tips.html

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye examinations, glaucoma, LASIK surgery, ocular emergencies, red eye, vision loss, and vision screening. This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=66

End-of-Life Care - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, including advance directives, hospice care, legal and ethical issues, nursing home care, palliative care, and terminal illness. This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=57

Travel Medicine - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, pretravel consultation, and travel immunizations. This collection features AFP content on travel medicine and related issues, including malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=70

Title X Final Rule Reflects Academy Advocacy

Following three years of Academy advocacy, HHS this month finalized Title X rule-making in favor of family physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211014titlex.html

Task Force Makes Recommendations on SUD, Pain, Mental Health

A new Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force formed by the AMA with the AAFP and others has issued recommendations to improve access to care and harm-reduction strategies for patients with pain, substance use disorders or mental illness.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211014sudpain.html

It’s Not Too Late to Experience FMX With On Demand

If you missed the recent Family Medicine Experience, you can still experience it with FMX On Demand and earn more than 120 enduring CME credits. You can also register now for the 2022 event and save up to $200.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20211014fmx.html

Medicare now covers the 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Medicare began covering the new 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on Oct. 1. Here's how to code for its administration.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/pneumococcal_vaccine_coverage.html

FP Essentials #509 Kidney Disease | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition includes acute kidney injury; chronic kidney disease; end-stage renal disease; kidney stones.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/509-ed.html

Army Docs Inspired Pilot’s Path to Family Medicine

Maj. Mike Brisson, D.O., M.P.H., Ph.D., a winner of the AAFP’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, was inspired to go to medical school by the osteopathic flight surgeons who treated him during his deployment in Afghanistan.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211012fdf-brisson.html

AAFP Urges Better Broadband for Telehealth, Health Equity

AAFP President Sterling Ransone, M.D., testified to a Senate subcommittee that improved broadband access is essential for building on the success of telehealth that has been seen during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211012telehealth.html

The Art and Science of Quitting Your Job

According to Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., new physicians aren’t trained how to quit a job, let alone how to quit gracefully. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she discusses her decision to leave her previous position and shares lessons learned.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20211012fp-quitgrace.html

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Publications : FPM

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Your 2022 MIPS payment adjustment may have changed. Here’s why.

CMS has identified two issues that prompted it to correct MIPS scoring logic, resulting in changes to 2020 final scores and 2022 payment adjustments.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/mips_payment_update.html

Low-dose Aspirin Recommended to Prevent Preeclampsia

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final statement recommending low-dose aspirin as preventive medication after 12 weeks’ gestation in people at high risk for preeclampsia.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211007uspstfpreeclampsia.html

COVID-19 Continues to Cause Some People to Put Off Care

Two family physicians offer advice about helping patients catch up on health care in response to two recent reports about delayed and missed care during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211006delayedcare.html

AAFP Applauds HHS Decision to Restore Title X, Improve Access to Comprehensive Care

AAFP Applauds HHS Decision to Restore Title X, Improve Access to Comprehensive Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-hhs-decision-restore-title-x.html

Live CME No Longer Required for AAFP Membership

In the AAFP’s latest move to adapt to family physicians’ evolving needs, the Academy has eliminated the requirement for active members to earn 25 credits of CME through live activities.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211005cmereq.html

Potential Wins Seen as Congress Ponders Reconciliation

In a recent letter, the Academy identified several sections of the House reconciliation bill that are in strong alignment with AAFP priorities.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211005reconciliation.html

Physician Employment Questions? The AAFP Has You Covered

AAFP members need look no further than the Academy’s Employment Contracting webpage to find the information they need to land just the right job opportunity and negotiate an employment agreement that meets their personal and professional needs.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20211005employresources.html

Substance Use Disorders Online CME | AAFP

Implement a patient-centered approach to diagnose and manage patients with a substance use disorder with this AAFP online activity. Earn 17.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/substance-use-disorders.html

Family Medicine Worth the Wait for GME Award Winner

After taking a 10-year break from her training, Melanie Dance, M.D., M.P.H., a winner of the AAFP’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, is making the most of her second chance at residency.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211004fdf-dance.html

Child and Adolescent Health Online CME Course | AAFP

Grow your pediatric medicine skills and advance the level of care you deliver to your youngest patients with this online CME from AAFP. Earn 25.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/child-adolescent-health/self-study.html

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

Oct 1, 2021 - Onychomycosis is a chronic fungal infection of the fingernail or toenail bed leading to brittle, discolored, and thickened nails. Onychomycosis is not just a cosmetic problem. Untreated onychomycosis can cause pain, discomfort, and physical impairment, negatively impacting quality of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p359.html

Osteomyelitis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Osteomyelitis is an inflammatory condition of bone secondary to an infectious process. Osteomyelitis is usually clinically diagnosed with support from imaging and laboratory findings. Bone biopsy and microbial cultures offer definitive diagnosis. Plain film radiography should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Hepatitis A - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Hepatitis A is a common viral infection worldwide that is transmitted via the fecal-oral route. The incidence of infection in the United States decreased by more than 90% after an effective vaccine was introduced, but the number of cases has been increasing because of large community ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p368.html

Diabetes-Related Foot Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Diabetes-related foot infections occur in approximately 40% of diabetes-related foot ulcers and cause significant morbidity. Clinicians should consider patient risk factors (e.g., presence of foot ulcers greater than 2 cm, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, poor vascular perfusion, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p386.html

Bioterrorism - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Bioterrorism is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, toxins, or fungi with the goal of causing panic, mass casualties, or severe economic disruption. From 1981 to 2018, there were 37 bioterrorist attacks worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p376.html

Medical Advice for Commercial Air Travel - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Air travel is generally safe, but the flight environment poses unique physiologic challenges such as relative hypoxia that may trigger adverse myocardial or pulmonary outcomes. To optimize health outcomes, communication must take place between the traveler, family physician, and airline...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p403.html

Neonatal Resuscitation: Updated Guidelines from the American Heart Association - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - The American Heart Association released minor updates to neonatal resuscitation recommendations with only minor changes to the previous algorithm.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p425.html

High-Dose Amoxicillin/Clavulanate No Better than Standard Dose for Acute Sinusitis in ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - This study found no significant difference between the standard-dose and high-dose regimens of amoxicillin/clavulanate for treating acute sinusitis in adults. It is important to note that both doses are minimally superior to placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p423.html

Physicians Should Refuse Pharmaceutical Industry Gifts - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2021 - Knowing that the high price of drugs is a major detriment to public health in the United States and that the pharmaceutical industry spends vast sums marketing to health care professionals, physicians should refuse visits, gifts, payments, and drug samples from pharmaceutical ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p348.html

Venous Thromboembolism: Management Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology -... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - The American Society of Hematology has updated recommendations for management of VTE, which includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p429.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

Navigating Physician Employment Contracts -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Explore information on physician employment contracts including common terms, advice on specific provisions, and key steps to follow before signing a contract.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p17.html

Life After Residency: Exploring Practice Options in Family Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Your options are limitless, so start your job search with a clear understanding of your personal and professional interests.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p30.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

Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - A 36-year-old patient, L.B., with a history of hypertension presents for a wellness visit. The patient's mother had a stroke at 65 years of age and the patient's older brother recently had a heart attack. L.B. has an estimated 10-year cardiovascular risk of 6%, and L.B.'s body mass ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p411.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The View From the Top: Leadership Lessons From Family Physician Executives -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Family physician leaders share their 10 keys to success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p6.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

Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - With limits and support, it can be done.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p40.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/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.

Publications : FPM

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

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

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

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

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.

Publications : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/pubs/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

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