Report from AAFP’s NCSC, ALF: Family medicine is an unstoppable force
TAFP leaders and staff traveled to Kansas City for AAFP’s ALF and NCSC, and returned with renewed enthusiasm for the specialty. Read a TAFP blog post about the trip. more...

Member of the Month: Edwin R. Franks, M.D.
TAFP Life Member recalls the golden years of family medicine
Meet May’s Member of the Month, Edwin R. Franks, M.D., a retired TAFP Life Member from Iraan, Texas. He sat down with TAFP to talk about his 51 years in practice when he delivered 3,000 babies and saw the broad continuum of family medicine, “from soup to nuts.” more...

TAFP leader makes bid for TMA leadership role
Support Lewis Foxhall’s re-election at TexMed 2012
TAFP Past President Lewis Foxhall, M.D., of Houston, is running for re-election to the TMA Board of Trustees. Do your part to support this family medicine leader by attending TexMed 2012 in Dallas, May 18-19, and casting your vote or attending your county caucus meeting. Find out more in our previous coverage of the election. more...

Calling all TAFP members: Make your mark on family medicine
We want your talent and knowledge on a committee or commission
Don’t forget to sign up to serve on a TAFP committee or commission, or indicate your interest in a section, officer position, or board position. We need you to contribute your experience and opinions to keep our Academy at the forefront of the specialty. Find out more and fill out the Make Your Mark form today. more...

TAFP Foundation names three Kolb scholarship recipients
The TAFP Foundation has announced the recipients of the Weldon G. Kolb, M.D. Medical Student Scholarship, named for a TAFP charter member and past president from La Marque, Texas. The scholarship is open to third-year medical students at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and awardees are selected by members of their Department of Family Medicine. UTMB presented the scholarship to Amber Higgs, Rachel Marinch, and Geoffrey Moses at the Galveston Chapter meeting on May 1. Congratulations to these student members! Learn more about TAFP Foundation scholarship opportunities at


Get more from your practice by learning a new procedure
NPI to join TAFP for Annual Session in Austin
As a part owner and the managing partner of the National Procedures Institute, TAFP is proud to bring the popular NPI Hospitalist Procedures program to the 63rd Annual Session and Scientific Assembly. Join us Wednesday, July 11, and Thursday, July 12, for this two-day, 16-hour bonus CME program. Registration for Annual Session is not required to attend this workshop and the cost is $1,475. Go to the Annual Session section of for more information and to register.

Learn about payment reform models with TAFP online videos
Last fall, TAFP held a summit on various payment reform models physicians should consider as the country moves away from fee-for-service. The expert speakers concurred that whether the system of the future is based on the patient-centered medical home, bundled payment, accountable care, or a proposal yet to be imagined, physicians will play an integral role in its delivery and success. Now you can see and hear those experts in a series of videos produced from the conference. more...