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Van Winkle announces 2015 run for AAFP President-elect
Castroville family physician and longtime TAFP leader, Lloyd Van Winkle, MD, will run for AAFP President-elect next year after completing his third year of service on the AAFP Board of Directors. Read more about Van Winkle’s campaign here.

AAFP member census: a little information, a lot of influence
Despite being a quick, 12-question survey, the AAFP member census can be very influential in defining member resources, better serving members, and advancing the specialty of family medicine. Take this year’s census here.

October Member of the Month: Terrance Hines, MD
TAFP Board member followed parents’ footsteps into health care

After completing medical school at Texas A&M and a residency at John Peter Smith, family medicine was an easy choice for Hines, thanks to his nurse parents and childhood physician. Read Dr. Hines’ profile here.

Complete survey and improve genetic services for patients
A graduate student at the UT Health Science Center Genetic Counseling Program in Houston is writing a thesis on Texas physicians’ awareness and utilization of genetic services. She developed a short, 5-10 minute survey and is hoping to have family physicians complete it and contribute to improving the genetic services available to Texas patients. Take the survey here.

EHRs: good, bad, or ugly?
The Office of Inspector General is cracking down on copy-and-paste notes from EHRs. Read this Texas Family Physician article to find out what you need to look out for.


Primary Care Summit – Dallas is only two weeks away
You still have time to register for TAFP’s Primary Care Summit – Dallas, taking place Nov. 7-9 at the Westin Galleria hotel. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ including an ethics hour, with only one day out of the office. Don’t wait; register today!