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Transition to Practice Track
Residents and early career physicians are invited to the first Transition to Practice Track featuring speakers on contract negotiation, financial management, and … more
Member of the Month: Farron Hunt, MD
TAFP Board member practices in hometown
Three years into medical school at UTMB Galveston, Farron Hunt, MD, was displaced due to Hurricane Ike … more
April 30 – May 2, 2015 | Kansas City, Missouri
By Christina Kelly, MD
The American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders will be held April 30 - May 2, 2015 (with a preconference on April 29) in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the AAFP’s premier leadership and policy development event for underrepresented constituencies, which includes new physicians (physicians in their first seven years of practice), women, international medical graduates, GLBT, and minority constituencies.
At this leadership meeting, we gather every year for a purpose. We gather to: learn about how we can make a difference for our patients and our specialty, inspire each other to advocate, lead the way to action, and challenge our colleagues to join us in our efforts. A variety of issues are discussed at this meeting, such as patient barriers to quality health care that you want the AAFP to address, challenges within a variety of practice settings that you want fixed, or changes that need to occur to continually improve family medicine.more
Two Texas physicians elected to AAFP positions
Two active TAFP members were elected to AAFP positions at the Academy’s 2014 National Conference of Special Constituencies in Kansas City, Missouri … more
TAFP partners with Bradley Reiner to provide family physician members with practice management assistance.
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TAFP’s Section on Special … more
Member of the Month: Joey Koch, M.D.
New physician returns to hometown to practice
Hearing stories about his local physician grandfather sparked an interest in medicine at a … more
Member of the Month: John Redman, M.D., M.S.
New physician drawn to breadth of specialty, serving the underserved
John Redman, M.D., M.S., is a family physician at Bayside … more
TAFP Capitol Report – 83rd Texas Legislature Watch this session’s webcast series for updates on issues key to primary care physicians.
> TAFP’s pre-session recommendations for … more
By Juleah Williams
Among this season’s new fall line-up comes a new drama from the CW – Hart of Dixie – featuring surgeon-turned-country doctor Zoe Hart. Full disclosure: As can be expected from most CW programming, this show is geared toward a teenage audience and includes enough love triangles and “frenemies” to keep their attention. However, exposing this young population to the benefits of primary care and emphasizing the importance of having a relationship with a personal family physician is crucial to increasing interest in the specialty down the road.
As the story goes, Zoe graduated at the top of her class from medical school and seeks to follow in the footsteps of her father, a cardiothoracic surgeon. After residency she fails to be accepted into a fellowship because her superiors deem her “too cold.” Desperate, she decides to accept the offer of a kind stranger—who turns out to be her real father—to join his family medicine practice as a general practitioner in Bluebell, Ala.more