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Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=15

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - 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.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=33

Genetics - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome).

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=56

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - 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.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Family Physicians Delivering Emergency Medical Care - Critical Challenges and ...

Dec 13, 2017 - Read AAFP's position paper about family physicians delivering emergency medical care - critical challenges and opportunities.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/critical-challenges.html

Shared Decision-Making in Major Depressive Disorder

Dec 13, 2017 - Shared decision-making has been shown to improve patients’ engagement with major depressive disorder (MDD car), fostering a team-based approach that includes mutually agreed upon treatment goals and improves treatment outcomes.This webinar will focus on how to strengthen this ...

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/major-depressive-disorder.html

CDC: 2017-18 Flu Season in U.S. Dominated by H3N2 Viruses

Dec 13, 2017 - So far this flu season, influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been predominant in the United States, according to a newly released CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171213fluupdate.html

FPM Offers Tutorial on New Quality Payment Program Rules

Dec 13, 2017 - An article in the January/February issue of Family Practice Management lays out six key points to help family physicians succeed in the 2018 Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20171213qpptutorial.html

Make Fertility Awareness Part of Family Planning Toolbox

Dec 12, 2017 - Fertility awareness-based methods can help couples avoid or achieve pregnancy, but a misleading statistic may be impeding their use.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171212fp-familyplanning.html

John G. Walsh Award for Lifetime Contributions to Family Medicine -- General Awards

Dec 12, 2017 - Learn about the John Walsh award honoring those whose leadership as furthered the development of family medicine.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/general/walsh.html

2018 AAFP Commission Members -- Governance

Dec 12, 2017 - Access a list of all members of 2018 AAFP commissions.

About AAFP : Governance

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/2018-members.mem.html

Medicaid -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 12, 2017 - The AAFP advocates for fair and effective regulations impacting family physicians and patients served by this vital program that provides health care for vulnerable populations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicaid.html

Medical Student Debt -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 12, 2017 - The cost of medical education can impact the specialty of family medicine. The AAFP supports alternative funding strategies for family medicine students.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/debt.html

Protect Health Care in Tax Reform Bill, Coalition Cautions

Dec 12, 2017 - Physician organizations warned Congress that tax legislation being considered could reduce access to care and increase costs for patients and medical students.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171212taxreform.html

AAFP Tells FDA to Stay Vigilant on Public Health Issues

Dec 12, 2017 - The AAFP told the FDA in a recent letter that no move to modify or repeal any regulation should come at the expense of public health.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171212fdaletter.html

AAFP Decides to Not Endorse AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline

Dec 12, 2017 - After a rigorous review, the AAFP has chosen to not endorse the recent hypertension guideline from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other health professional organizations.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171212notendorseaha-accgdlne.html

Past Years of NCCL (formerly NCSC) -- Member Constituency Resources

Dec 11, 2017 - Access information about past years of the National Conference of Special Constituencies.

About AAFP : Member Constituencies

https://www.aafp.org/about/constituencies/resources/past-ncsc.html

Electrocardiograms, Family Physician Interpretation (Position Paper)

Dec 11, 2017 - Learn about AAFP's Position Paper on family physician interpretation of electrocardiography.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/electrocardiograms.html

MACRA 101 - Learn the Basics -- Physician Payment

Dec 11, 2017 - Are you just getting started with MACRA? Learn the basics about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101.html

Womens Member Recruit 2018

Dec 11, 2017 - Women's recruiting 2018

Membership : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/membership/offer/Womens_Membership_2018.html

Womens Member Recruit 2018b

Dec 11, 2017 - Women's recruiting 2018

Membership : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/membership/offer/Womens_Membership_2018b.html

Guidelines Developed by External Organizations Not Endorsed by the AAFP -- Clinical ...

Dec 11, 2017 - Learn more about AAFP's decision-making process for the endorsement of clinical guidelines developed by external organizations.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/non-endorsed.html

Physician Burnout: Simple Steps to Improving Well-being -- Physician Health First

Dec 8, 2017 - Author and wellness advocate Deepak Chopra, MD, shares simple tools for physicians to improve well-being and reduce burnout.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/simple-steps-to-well-being.html

Deepak Chopra - A New Perspective on Physician Stress and Burnout -- Physician Health ...

Dec 8, 2017 - Author and wellness advocate Deepak Chopra, MD, offers a new perspective on how stress and burnout affect physicians' health and well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/stress-new-perspective.html

Family Physician of the Year -- Family Physician Awards

Dec 7, 2017 - Read about the AAFP Family Physician of the Year award.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/fp/of-year.html

News Release for AAFP Commission Appointment -- Governance

Dec 7, 2017 - Download a news release to assist you in informing your community of your appointment to an AAFP commission.

About AAFP : Governance

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/news-release.mem.html

Making Sense of MACRA in 2018: Six Things You Need to Know -- FPM

Dec 7, 2017 - The rules for complying with Medicare’s Quality Payment Program are getting stricter.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/online/medicare-qpp.html

New Law Requires VA to Participate in State PDMPs

Dec 7, 2017 - A law that passed with bipartisan support requires the Veterans Health Administration to use prescription drug monitoring programs as a tool to combat opioid misuse.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171207vapdmp.html

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Prompt Changes in MIPS Reporting

Dec 7, 2017 - CMS has announced it will ease the Merit-based Incentive Payment System reporting burden on family physicians affected by certain hurricanes and wildfires in 2017.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20171207uncontrollablemips.html

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Dec 6, 2017 - Reducing the administrative burden on physicians is an important step toward reducing the cost of health care. The AAFP supports simplifying reimbursement processes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/simplification.html

Obesity Treatment -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 6, 2017 - The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address the significant health impact of obesity.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/obesity.html

Prescription Drug Abuse -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 6, 2017 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug abuse is a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/rxabuse.html

Tobacco Use -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 6, 2017 - Primary care physicians play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction, as well as influencing legislation that promotes public health.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/tobacco.html

Prepare for the ABFM Board Exam with AAFP’s FP Comprehensive -- CME

Dec 6, 2017 - Searchable content aligns with ABFM Board exam topics. Features practice exams with 1,200-plus Board-style questions and answers, as well as five years of family medicine topics compiled from FP Essentials monographs.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fp-comprehensive.html

CDC MMWR: HIV Being Diagnosed Sooner After Infection

Dec 6, 2017 - A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and related Vital Signs said HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than had previously been reported. Work remains, however, to boost testing rates.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171206mmwrhiv.html

Rural or Urban FP, We Both Handle Gamut of Patient Issues

Dec 5, 2017 - A rural family physician and her inner-city counterpart find that their scope of practice and the issues their patients face are more similar than they expected.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171205fp-urbanrural.html

Value-based Payment? Survey Says …

Dec 5, 2017 - The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20171205ITT_VBP.html

NIH Study: Most Homes Have High Levels of Allergens

Dec 5, 2017 - Research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found that more than 90 percent of homes in the United States have three or more detectable allergens present.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171205nihallergenstudy.html

Death of a Colleague: How Do You Replace a Legend?

Dec 5, 2017 - Family physicians are trained to prepare patients for death. But what happens when a physician dies unexpectedly?

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20171205guesteddeath.html

FPs Continue Move to New Payment Models, AAFP Survey Finds

Dec 5, 2017 - A growing number of family physicians are making the transition to value-based payment models despite some skepticism and obstacles, according to a recent survey.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20171205valuebasedpayment.html

Are you getting paid for non-face-to-face prolonged care? -- FPM

Dec 4, 2017 - CMS in January created a set of CPT codes that allows physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to bill for non-face-to-face prolonged care of patients.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/are_you_getting_paid_for_non-face-to-face_prolonged.html

Primary Care Benefit Could Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs

Dec 4, 2017 - The U.S. health care system focuses too much attention on caring for the sick rather than on preventing illness in the first place. Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes that case in this Leader Voices Blog post.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171204lv-sickcare.html

Robert Graham Family Physician Executive Award -- Family Physician Awards

Dec 4, 2017 - Read about the Robert Graham award honoring a family physician in his or her role as a physician executive.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/fp/graham.html

ACLF Reistration and Travel Information

Dec 4, 2017 - Registration and travel information for the AAFP's Annual Leadership Forum for chapter leaders.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf/registration-travel.html

FMX Posters: Latest Research in Family Medicine

Dec 4, 2017 - Review the latest research in family medicine and gain resources for patient education with the poster presentations on display at the 2018 AAFP FMX meeting in New Orleans.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/posters.html

AAFP to Senate Committee: Primary Care Key to Public Health

Dec 4, 2017 - The AAFP recently outlined its major priorities for improving public health in a detailed statement to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171204senatestatement.html

Naloxone Safely Reverses Opioid Overdoses in the Field

Dec 4, 2017 - A systematic evidence review published online Nov. 28 in Annals of Internal Medicine examined use of naloxone to treat opioid overdoses in the field.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171204naloxonestudy.html

ACLF Transportation

Dec 4, 2017 - View transportation options for attending the Annual Leadership Forum (ALF) in Kansas City.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf/registration-travel/transportation.html

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