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November 19, 2020
Multiple sclerosis: A physician-turned-patient’s perspective
Nearly a million people live with multiple sclerosis in the United States, and family physician, Lisa Doggett, MD, learned what it was like to be diagnosed with the disease 11 years ago. She says family physicians should stay alert for the unusual neurologic symptoms of the disease. Read her story and access resources from the National MS Society.
TAFP offers mental wellness service to members
During these stressful times, your Academy is here for you. As part of his focus on supporting members during this pandemic, your newly installed president, Amer Shakil, MD, is leading an effort to offer you anonymous therapy sessions at a greatly reduced cost. TAFP has entered a partnership with Anticipate Joy, an online professional counseling service, so active and resident members can have up to four half-hour sessions with a therapist for $35 per session.
Help your elderly patients with telehealth visits
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how physicians see patients. Now almost 46% of visits are via telehealth. Tasaduq Hussain Mir, MD, shares the challenges elderly patients experience in this new normal and how you can help them so they have better access.
TAFP’s 2020 Research Poster Competition goes virtual: View the posters and winners today
TAFP and the TAFP Foundation promote scholarly activity through the annual TAFP Research Poster Competition during the Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. Family medicine students, residents, and physicians are provided a unique opportunity to share research with the TAFP membership. This year the competition went virtual. Take some time to review the posters and support family medicine research.
Support the TAFP Foundation with an end-of-year donation
Make a tax-deductible donation to the TAFP Foundation before the end of the year and you can rest easy in the knowledge that you have given your support to medical students, family medicine residents, and clinical research in your specialty.
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Free CME webinar on Alzheimer’s is available on-demand, earn credit today
TAFP has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide you with information and resources that address cognitive impairment throughout the Alzheimer’s disease continuum. Watch this enduring CME webinar to learn what you can do to improve outcomes for your patients that need dementia care. Earn 1 AAFP Prescribed credit, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and an ethics credit.