Contents tagged with family medicine
Member of the Month: Jerry Abraham, M.P.H.
Student member is a leader in the world of medicine
Jerry Abraham, M.P.H., a third-year medical student at the University of Texas … more
Member of the Month: Charles J. Caskey, M.D.
Life member reflects on life, medicine, and caring for patients like family
TAFP is sad to share that Dr. Caskey passed away on Nov. … more
Election results confirm strong position for family medicine in 83rd Texas Legislature
In a little over two months, the gavel will drop in Austin and the 83rd Texas Legislature … more
An excerpt from the 2012 incoming presidential address
By Troy Fiesinger, M.D.
TAFP President, 2012-2013
Whether we practice in Houston or Henderson, Wichita Falls or Weimar, El Paso or Del Rio, Alpine or Austin; we are all Texas family physicians. We bring different perspectives to the Academy based on where we live and where we’re from. I know what it’s like to work in a large integrated health care system, run a community health center, and teach our future family physicians, but I don’t know how to run your practice. I want to hear from each of you about how we can strengthen family medicine and take care of our patients.
Our health care system is in the midst of a painful rebirth. The insurers, the government, and the hospitals are pulling us in different directions. We stand with our patients at the middle of this storm of abbreviations and acronyms: ACA, ACO, PCMH, EHR, and the Medicaid 1115 waiver.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 … more
You never know how the choices you make today might dramatically affect your future, how a few seemingly insignificant weeks can alter the trajectory of your life. That’s the hope and the promise of the Texas Statewide Primary Care Preceptorship Program.
As Travis Bias, D.O., told TAFP’s Kate Alfano for an article in the fall 2010 edition of Texas Family Physician, he entered medical school expecting to become an orthopedic surgeon. He worried about the debt he would accrue during his medical education and believed he’d have to pursue a more lucrative specialty to pay it off more quickly.
Then he completed his family medicine preceptorship as a requirement of his medical school curriculum, and now, Bias is a family doctor.more
Member of the Month: Elizabeth Tran, M.D.
Resident member drawn to medicine through international volunteer work
Elizabeth Tran, M.D., is chief resident for the Baylor Family … more
Member of the Month: Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D., M.P.H.
Lone Star Circle of Care executive strives to help the underserved
Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D., graduated … more
Vitamin D and hypertension: Racial/ethnic disparities
By Tasleyma Sattar, D.O., Kimberly Fulda, Dr.P.H., Kun Don Yi, Ph.D., and Roberto Cardarelli, D.O., M.P.H.Primary Care Research … more
Member of the Month: Troy Russell
Student member chooses specialty through passion for public health, research
Troy Russell, a fourth-year medical student at the University of … more