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Medicine, Media and the Need for a Physician’s Perspective

2016-02-09T15:05:16+00:00

"I don’t like taking medicine unless I really have to."That is the most common complaint I hear from my patient Sandra whenever I talk with her about why she should be taking a statin or why it's important to get an annual flu vaccination. Unfortunately, she bristles at discussions about quality of life and mortality.But [...]

Medicine, Media and the Need for a Physician’s Perspective 2016-02-09T15:05:16+00:00

Vaccine Provider Updates:

2015-12-11T21:45:59+00:00

To continue providing VFC vaccines to eligible patients VFC providers must re-enroll each year in the VFC program. The re-enrollment process for the 2016 VFC program year begins on November 13, 2015 and re-enrollment forms will be due to the Arizona Vaccine Center no later than December 18, 2015. Arizona VFC enrollment forms can be found on [...]

Vaccine Provider Updates: 2015-12-11T21:45:59+00:00

Valley Fever stakeholder meeting attended by the AzAFP Staff

2015-12-11T21:43:34+00:00

Your AzAFP Staff attended the stakeholder meeting on November 17th as part of the Valley Fever Awareness Week proceedings. The stakeholder meeting offered an opportunity for members of the clinician community to gather, learn and collaborate. The agenda provided an overview of the current Valley Fever data in Arizona by Ken Komatsu, MPH, State Epidemiologist, Arizona [...]

Valley Fever stakeholder meeting attended by the AzAFP Staff 2015-12-11T21:43:34+00:00

USPSTF: Screen Overweight, Obese Adults for Abnormal Blood Glucose

2015-12-11T21:40:41+00:00

November 02, 2015 01:53 pm News Staff – On Oct. 27, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement (www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org) that calls for adults at increased risk for type 2 diabetes to be screened to detect abnormal blood glucose levels or diabetes. This is a grade B recommendation.Specifically, the task force recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose [...]

USPSTF: Screen Overweight, Obese Adults for Abnormal Blood Glucose 2015-12-11T21:40:41+00:00

Primary Care Caucus Grows

2015-12-11T21:37:59+00:00

Also on Capitol Hill, Board members met with two House members who last month inaugurated the Primary Care Caucus. Academy leaders thanked Reps. David Rouzer, R-N.C., and Joe Courtney, D-Conn., for their efforts and discussed next steps for the caucus. The caucus now has 14 members, and Courtney sent a letter to his colleagues in Congress this week [...]

Primary Care Caucus Grows 2015-12-11T21:37:59+00:00

AzAFP awards an FMCC scholarship to Medical Student:

2016-07-19T19:21:11+00:00

May 2016During my third-year family medicine clerkship, I loved watching residents and faculty members advocate for their patients.  They juggled notes and phone calls to other members of the healthcare team, explained test results and addressed patient concerns, and helped patients find health solutions that would fit into their daily lives.  I valued the way [...]

AzAFP awards an FMCC scholarship to Medical Student: 2016-07-19T19:21:11+00:00

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS! Are You Ready To GET INVOLVED IN YOUR ACADEMY?

2015-12-11T21:29:41+00:00

Please read this attachment which outlines ways in which YOU can get involved in your AzAFP!  We want YOUR help to make the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians the best it's ever been in 2016!  After reviewing this document called "Getting Involved in Your Academy," please email Christy with any questions christy@azafp.org!  Happy Holidays!

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS! Are You Ready To GET INVOLVED IN YOUR ACADEMY? 2015-12-11T21:29:41+00:00

AAFP Congress of Delegates in Denver a Huge Success

2015-12-11T21:47:42+00:00

Although the AAFP President-Elect Election did not go the way we had hoped it would, it was a successful trip for the AzAFP.  The AzAFP enjoyed learning more about and promoting our wonderful member Carlos Gonzales and his family!  He has made an enormous contribution to family medicine in Arizona.  We were so proud to have [...]

AAFP Congress of Delegates in Denver a Huge Success 2015-12-11T21:47:42+00:00