Dr. Steve Furr’s Speech to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
It is time. We can no longer afford to choose our elected leaders on the basis of a canned seven minute talk and the answers to questions that have been pulled from a cardboard box. We need hard scientific evidence to inform our decision. That’s why today, at this first in person meeting of the…Read More
AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2022-23
As president-elect, Furr serves on the Board’s executive committee, chairs the Board’s Subcommittee on Strategic Planning and Development and is a member of the Board’s Screening Subcommittee. Based on his interest or expertise, he may chair one of the Academy’s task forces or other Board-appointed work groups. He will routinely participate in AAFP cluster meetings,…Read More
Creating a Community of Immunity
August is National Immunization Awareness Month Vaccines are one of the best preventive health tools we have. But vaccine misinformation is a real threat to public health and with increased hesitancy, deadly disease outbreaks will happen. We raise family physician voices and support you in important patient conversations. Read the whole article on the AAFP…Read More
We’ve partnered with the American Academy to spread the word about vaccines.
To assist family physicians and care team members, the AAFP has developed these handouts. Building Confidence When Talking to Parents About Children’s Vaccines How to Approach Conversations With Parents About Routine Pediatric VaccinationsRead More
The ‘Best Medicine’ Is Good For Us, Too
I am not going to sugar coat it: Residency is hard. And when life gets hard, sometimes you just have to laugh. During one of my first deliveries as a resident, I barely made it into the room on time. I had my gown and gloves laid out on the table, but something about being…Read More
AAFP Recognizes Wins in Congress’ Medicare Payment Reprieve
Important Clinical Labor Pricing Boost Set to Take Effect Jan. 1 December 13, 2021, 2:15 p.m. News Staff — Following months of forceful AAFP advocacy, Congress passed legislation delivering several key payment wins to family physicians on Dec. 9. The Protecting Medicare and American Farmers From Sequester Cuts Act (S. 610) increases the 2022 Medicare conversion factor…Read More
Are You a Champion of Family Medicine?
The AAFP Degree of Fellow, for members who are recognized as champions of family medicine, is typically conferred each year during the Family Medicine Experience or at constituent chapter meetings. However, COVID-19 forced last year’s FMX into a virtual format, and the Academy will hold its annual meeting online again Sept. 28-Oct. 2 due to the ongoing…Read More
Board Adopts Policy on Cyber Harassment
It is the position of the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners (“the Board”) that cyber harassment by a licensee constitutes unprofessional conduct. The Board condemns all forms of harassment. The rising number of incidents of licensees using electronic means, including social media, texting, and email, to harass or intimidate another person requires acknowledgement by…Read More