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AAMC Honors FP Mentor With National Award

More than two decades after she first experienced it as a student, Natalie Rodriguez, M.D., remains dedicated to the patients and students at the University of California-San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20211026fdf-rodriguez.html

HHS Loan Repayment Grants Answer Academy’s Workforce Push

Following AAFP advocacy, HHS has announced $100 million of funding for state loan repayment programs to support primary care practices in underserved communities.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20211026slrp.html

Three AAFP Presidents, One Message: Stabilize Primary Care

Three AAFP presidents this week call on Congress to stabilize primary care. Stephanie Quinn, AAFP senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy, details their agenda in the In the Trenches Blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20211026itt-hillmeetings.html

State Legislative Conference | AAFP

Learn about issues influencing health care and how to effect change at the AAFP's State Legislative Conference.

Events : State Legislative Conference (SLC)

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

Having Empathy in Vaccine Discussions

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

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.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=7

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

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

Neonatology/Newborn Issues - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on neonatology and newborn issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, circumcision, jaundice, newborn examination, newborn resuscitation, newborn screening, premature infant care, postpartum counseling, and well-child visits. This collection...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=18

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

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

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

COVID-19 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC COVID-19 Editors' Choice of Best Available Content COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by an enveloped single-stranded RNA novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), that was declared a pandemic by the World...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=117

Sleep Disorders in Adults - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2021 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Sleep Disorders in Adults Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on sleep disorders in adults and related issues, including continuous positive airway pressure...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=83

Discovery Learning: Empowering People to Learn About Their Own Diabetes

Living with diabetes is a full-time job with constant decision-making needed. Real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) is a tool to help make that job a little easier by providing real-time glucose data to support health behavior changes. Regardless of gender, race, education ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/discovery-learning-empowering-people-to-learn-about-their-own.html

Is It COVID-19, Flu, RSV or Something Else?

This flu season, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) rates are rising, and we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza A or B (flu), RSV, and other respiratory infections can present with similar symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/is-it-covid-19-flu-rsv-or-something-else.html

Powering Tree Nut Allergy Insights With ImmunoCAP

Allergies to tree nuts are common and dangerous, more than twice as likely to trigger a severe allergic reaction as peanuts. Quest’s ImmunoCAP tree nut component test identifies allergic sensitivities for common tree nut varieties, combining the specificity of immunoglobulin E (IgE) ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/powering-tree-nut-allergy-insights-with-immunocap.html

Recognizing Acute Pesticide Poisoning in Children

Over 35,000 calls related to pesticide exposure concerns for children ≤5 years old come into poison control centers. It is well recognized that pesticide poisonings are likely to be underreported because of difficulty with diagnosis, incomplete reporting, and symptoms not being ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/recognizing-acute-pesticide-poisoning-in-children.html

Improving Vaccine Confidence Series | AAFP CME

Break down vaccine science, critical processes, and get info to assure concerned patients with this free CME multi-session series from AAFP.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/improving-vaccine-confidence.html

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.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

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

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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Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs.html

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.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/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

Global Health Summit | AAFP

Network and learn with global health advocates at the AAFP's Global Health Summit, being held virtually October 20-22, 2021.

Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health.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

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