The American Academy of Family Physicians and Medscape

This collaboration will focus on the many issues—personal, professional, business, regulatory—that affect the practice environment and well-being of family physicians. Together we will bring information and resources to assist today's family physician in meeting the quadruple aim: improving population health, increasing patient satisfaction, reducing costs, and improving physician satisfaction.

Editorial Collaboration:

From news to expert commentaries to journal articles and beyond, we are working together to bring family medicine physicians the most timely, authoritative, and useful information that supports well-being, professional satisfaction, and a healthy work–life balance.

  • Fighting the Need to Control Everything   Letting others take care of issues not pertaining to patient care helps prevent burnout, says Dr Breish.
  • Facing Burnout the First Year of Residency   Resident Kristina Dakis describes her early brush with burnout from family medicine.
  • Determine Your Personal and Professional Priorities   Family practice resident Dr Lauren Williams explains how setting priorities and saying no helps her manage her busy personal and professional life.
  • 'Personal Resilience' Can Help You Thrive   With opportunity, innovation, and passion, resilience 'flows along,' says family practitioner Dr Munzing.
  • 3 Steps to Minimize Burnout   Dr Melton describes three ways to avoid burnout that he learned during his lengthy family practice career in rural Virginia.
  • A 'Passion' for Family Medicine   Solo practitioner Dr Karen Smith reveals that passion for family medicine fuels her practice in a rural community and fuels her voice in Washington, DC.
  • Don't Be Afraid to Grab the Reins   In this perspective, Dr Ryan Neuhofel describes why he chose a direct primary care model as his path for professional autonomy.
  • Resilience and Burnout in Family Medicine   Drs Yu and Colón-Gonzalez discuss qualities of resilience and offer their tips to help other family medicine physicians minimize burnout.
  • Meeting the Challenges of Family Medicine Practice   Drs Marker and Stream explain how Family Medicine for America's Health can help clinicians meet the challenges of the changing healthcare system and to not be so 'nice.'
  • AAFP President: Time for our US Leaders to Listen to Us   The AAFP president discusses the proposal for changes to current healthcare law that the organization has sent to Congress.

Journal Corner

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Journal Corner

From the journals

Mission

The American Academy of Family Physicians

The mission of the AAFP is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.

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