Cover: Your primer on grassroots advocacy
Facing a tough legislative session, your patients need you to get involved in the political process now. A nationally renowned political consultant gives a step-by-step guide for those new to the Capitol scene and for seasoned veterans.
By Kim Ross
10 questions for TAFP’s lobby team
Get an insider’s perspective into the upcoming 82nd Texas Legislative Session through a Q&A with the top experts in health care lobbying.
By Jonathan Nelson
How to win allies and influence legislators
Six secrets to know before investing in a political issue. (Psst—some of the most effective methods are free.)
By Joe Gagen
Viva San Antonio, viva family medicine!
Attendees of the 61st Annual Session and Scientific Assembly had a blast in San Antonio. Read all about the conference and see photos.
By Kate McCann
Realpolitik—you gotta pay to play
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Family physicians’ pay increases in 2009
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TransforMed supports solo, small practices
Top medical schools don’t meet society’s needs
Loan repayment program to accept applications all year
San Antonio FMIG honored for excellence
TAFP leader recognized for work with young physicians
Houston physician named to national advisory board
TAFP member to be inducted into Texas Women’s Hall of Fame
TAFP members elected to TMA leadership posts
TAFP member elected to ABFM board