Contents tagged with curran
By Jonathan Nelson
In yet another week of important committee meetings at the State Capitol, two family physicians provided testimony on some of TAFP’s top legislative priorities for the 86th Texas Legislature. On Monday, February 11, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II convened to hear testimony from agencies and the public. Article II of the state budget contains funding for all agencies and programs that fall under Texas Health and Human Services, including Medicaid, CHIP, Healthy Texas Women, the Family Planning Program, services for the aging and those with disabilities, and much more.
TMA President and former TAFP President Doug Curran, MD, of Athens, told the committee that while Texas is indeed booming with a strong economy and lots of opportunity, many of the state’s health care statistics rank well below the national average.more
Go to the TFP archive
View the virtual issue
Combating the opioid crisisFamily physicians are on the front lines of the fight to end the scourge of substance use disorder … more
Dallas residency program wins AAFP vaccine grant The Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program of Dallas was awarded one of seven 2016 Senior Immunization Grants from … more
Highlights from TAFP’s Interim Session, March 5-7, 2015
Advocating for you and your patients With the Legislature in session, there was extensive discussion about GME funding, Medicaid, scope of … more
Athens FP elected vice chair of the TMA Board
Douglas Curran, M.D.
Douglas Curran, M.D., of Athens, was recently elected as vice chair to the Texas Medical Association’s Board of Trustees. He … more
TAFP members represent Texas at AAFP national conference
More than 200 family physicians, residents, medical students, and state chapter staff gathered in Washington, D.C., for … more
By Kathy McCarthy, TAFP COO
Looking back at the past few years, TAFP has much to be proud of. Family medicine had a successful legislative session this year – increases in graduate medical education funding, restoration of the loan repayment program, and passage of legislation that will reduce hassle by standardizing prior authorization forms. Some other areas to highlight include the tremendous leadership we have at TAFP and the ways that branches out. The election of Dr. Lloyd Van Winkle to the AAFP Board last year makes sure that the voice of the small practice physician is heard at the national level. There are currently three TAFP members serving on the TMA Board of Trustees – Dr. Art Klawitter, Dr. Lewis Foxhall, and Dr. Doug Curran. It’s so important to have those family docs at the table sharing their concerns and perspectives within the house of medicine.
TAFP’s membership is strong and continues to grow. At a time when membership organizations are struggling to retain members, TAFP has seen almost 6.5 percent growth in active membership in the last five years.more
Two TAFP members make bids for TMA leadership roles
TAFP members Douglas Curran, M.D., of Athens, and Gregory Fuller, M.D., of Keller, will run for election at the Texas Medical Association’s … more
Capitol Update: Senate passes bill to increase residency slots
The Senate passed legislation last week proposed by Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, that will strengthen the … more
Capitol Update: Senate Finance considers higher education budget
The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on article III of the state budget, which contains all funding for … more