TAFP members can make a difference this legislative session
Use TAFP resources to educate lawmakers on issues important to family medicine
As the Nov. 6 general election nears, citizens around the state and country are fired up for their civic duty and are dedicating time and money to the political process. TAFP is gearing up for the 83rd Texas Legislature and Texas family doctors will play an important role in the success of our advocacy efforts. We encourage you to get involved through the Physician of the Day program, as a Key Contact, by joining TAFPPAC, or by educating yourself and your legislators with TAFP advocacy resources. more...
Member of the Month: Jorge Duchicela, M.D.
Physician serves rural Texas and Ecuador through practice, institute
Jorge Duchicela, M.D., is a rural private practice physician in Weimar where he serves a community of patients that is diverse in ethnicity, age, gender, geographical location, and social stratum. He also founded Cachamsi, a nonprofit medical immersion institute, in Cacha, Ecuador, that brings health professionals to this rural community to care for the patients there, learn Spanish so they can better communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients at home, and learn global and cross-cultural medicine. more...
TAFP past president Van Winkle elected to AAFP Board of Directors
Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D., of Castroville, won his bid to serve on the AAFP Board of Directors at the annual meeting of the AAFP Congress of Delegates, held last week in Philadelphia, Pa.
Support the AAFP Foundation with the dues check-off campaign
With one click, you can support the work of the AAFP Foundation when you renew your Academy dues. The Foundation Dues Check-Off campaign asks members to give a one-time $50 gift that will help advance the work of the philanthropic arm of the Academy. more...
GO! Diabetes completes its fourth year, celebrates highlights in Fieldbook 2012
GO! Diabetes provides tools for family physicians, faculty, residents, and clinicians to achieve higher standards of diabetes and patient care through practice improvements and system changes. The program just completed its fourth year educating program leaders in diabetes management and team care to help them identify, initiate, and implement sustainable clinical, practice, and system-based quality improvements. To celebrate, program leaders published the Fieldbook 2012 featuring success stories from “change agents,” including TAFP members and their staffs. more...
Attend a TAFP SAM workshop and make progress toward your MC-FP
Trying to complete Maintenance of Certification requirements before the end of the year? We can help! TAFP presents two SAM workshops on Dec. 8. Attend the Fort Worth workshop on hypertension or the San Antonio workshop on caring for the vulnerable elderly. Joining TAFP for either workshop gives you credit for one component of your ABFM Maintenance of Certification process. Go to TAFP’s events page for more information and to register.