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Editorials: Thirty Years of AFP: Having Fun Painting the Fence - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2018 - ...JAY SIWEK, MD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia Am Fam Physician. 2018 Jan 15;97(2):83-84. In 1988, when I became editor of American Family Physician (AFP), lots of people advised me not to tamper with this well-liked publication. So much so...

American Family Physician : Editorials

Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 20, 2017 - The AAFP believes that the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides patients with a holistic and coordinated approach to health care, and supports the advancement of this primary care delivery system.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

Improving Patient Safety - FP Essentials

...Joshua Davis, MD, is a resident in emergency medicine at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the 2016 quality scholar for the American College of Medical Quality and was a visiting scholar at the American Board of Medical Specialties until September 2017....

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

Graduate Medical Education -- Medical Advocacy

Nov 15, 2017 - The AAFP believes that investment in the primary care workforce is vital and seeks to preserve funding for residency programs in family medicine.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

Panelists Discuss Telehealth Potential for Primary Care

Nov 13, 2017 - Although telehealth can increase access and reduce costs, physicians are still looking for the best ways to use the technology to improve patient care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Presentation Resources | Why Family Medicine | AAFP -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Nov 9, 2017 - Slide decks, videos, podcasts, and other resources for your next presentation on Family Medicine.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

AAFP NRN Staff and Committees -- National Research Network

Nov 6, 2017 - Read the biographies and find contact information for NRN staff and advisory group members.

Patient Care : National Research Network

VA Proposed Rule Looks to Expand Telehealth Services

Nov 6, 2017 - In a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the AAFP gave qualified support to a limited exemption of telehealth services from state licensure and noted that veterans need better access to civilian physicians.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Telehealth -- Medical Advocacy

Nov 1, 2017 - Follow developing payment policies supporting the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communications.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

Resolution No. 604 (Utah A) - CMS Funding for Graduate Medical Education -- Congress of...

Oct 26, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians dedicate resources to engage the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in requiring that a specified proportion of Graduate Medical Education funding be dedicated to the training of family medicine physicians, and ...

About AAFP : Governance

Obesity - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

Rural Practice Stretches Our Skills, Supports Our Families

Sep 25, 2017 - Only 3 percent of final-year residents are interested in practicing in small towns. AAFP President-elect John Cullen, M.D., of Valdez, Alaska, makes the case for why they should.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices : Blogs

Residents Who Train in THCs More Drawn to Underserved Areas

Sep 25, 2017 - Fifty-five percent of residents in teaching health center programs said in a recent survey that they intend to go on to practice in underserved areas. Among family medicine residents, the figure was 66 percent.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

MedPAC Debates Expansion of Telehealth Payment

Sep 19, 2017 - The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed the effects that expanding payment for telehealth services could have on increased access and increased claims.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2017 - ...10/01/2016 Rural Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Depends on Family Physicians [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers] 02/01/2015 Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Methadone Maintenance or Placebo for Opioid Use Disorder [Cochrane for Clinicians] 09/15/2012 Opioid Dependence [Clinical...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

Editorials: How Family Physicians Can Combat the Opioid Epidemic - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2017 - Family physicians must commit to responsible prescribing of opioid medications. The decision to initiate opioid therapy should be a careful and deliberate one, especially in patients who are at risk of addiction.

American Family Physician : Editorials

Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews: Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back ...

Sep 1, 2017 - What are the benefits and harms of noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

AAFP News - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

Hospice Compare Website Now Open for Business

Aug 17, 2017 - CMS has launched its Hospice Compare website to help users compare hospice providers based on quality markers.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Drop in Number of FPs Who Deliver Babies May Create Rural Crisis

Aug 15, 2017 - A projected shortage of obstetricians and a declining percentage of family physicians who provide maternity care could create a crisis for women in underserved areas.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices : Blogs

AAFP News - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

Study: Incentives Prompt Newly Insured to Seek Primary Care

Aug 11, 2017 - Researchers found that small financial incentives might make a big difference in encouraging low-income patients to visit a primary care physician.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Bipartisan Teaching Health Center Bill Is Vital to Workforce

Jul 26, 2017 - Without congressional action, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program will expire Sept. 30. A newly introduced bill to extend funding has support from both sides of the aisle.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices : Blogs

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