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The Texas Academy of Family Physicians echoes the Texas Medical Association and Texas Hospital Association’s call for all physicians, medical students, and residents to be included in the priority group for COVID-19 vaccines.
Our independent, community-based family medicine physicians constitute the foundation of our health care system. These physicians put themselves at risk every day and we depend on them to serve on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 — screening, testing, and managing the vast majority of patients outside of the hospital. These independent practices and their staff cannot afford to contract COVID-19 and close up shop. People will continue to get sick. Patients with chronic disease still need ongoing care, and many more will seek mental health counseling than ever before as a result of isolation, job loss, and financial insecurities. We cannot afford to lose our primary care workforce.
As more COVID-19 vaccines become available, we must redouble our efforts to ensure that all physicians — including those physicians who are not employed by or affiliated with a hospital or health system — are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination.more
By Joey Berlin
The Texas Public Health Coalition and diligent physicians earned significant victories during the 84th Texas Legislature in their drive to reduce tobacco and electronic cigarette use.
Lawmakers also provided the Texas Department of State Health Services with a likely bump in chronic disease prevention funding, and an effort to keep children’s immunization records in the state registry through their early adult years made its way into law.more
Atlantic Health Partners provides affordable immunizations
What better time than now to analyze your vaccine needs? TAFP partners with an organization to help our members more … more
Providers must obtain palivizumab vaccine for FFS patients through VDP
Providers prescribing palivizumab to fee-for-service Medicaid patients must now get the vaccine through the … more
Member of the Month: Lamia Kadir, M.D.
Compassionate physician focuses on diabetes, vaccinations
Dr. Lamia Kadir’s several passions include patient education, chronic disease … more
By Lamia Kadir, M.D.
Brushy Creek Family Physicians
As summer vacation draws to an end, lunches, school buses, and homework will soon replace swimsuits, road trips, and television. For those family physicians who see pediatric patients, sports physicals and well child checks are aplenty. It is our responsibility to remind our patients and their parents of the importance of routine immunizations. As we all know, prevention of disease is essential for both patient health and control of medical costs.
The national vaccine immunization program is one of the most successful examples of effective preventive care in the U.S. Want some powerful examples? How about the marked decrease in cases of invasive haemophilus influenzae type b infection since the introduction of HIB conjugate vaccines in December 1987? The number of cases in children younger than five years of age declined by more than 99 percent by 2000. Here’s another: In 1979, the global eradication of smallpox was announced, one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine, made possible by the advent of the smallpox vaccine.more
Apply for immunization clinic grant
The Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise — Immunize program is currently accepting grant applications for local vaccination events in 2013. The … more
Save money on vaccines with Atlantic Health Partners
In an environment where overhead costs continue to increase and reimbursement is flat, family physicians’ budgets are tight. … more
DSHS urges physicians to continue administering flu shots
The Texas Department of State Health Services has released a bulletin reminding the public that it’s not too late to be … more