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    How the AAFP Foundation Helps Improve Health Around the World

How the AAFP Foundation Helps Improve Health Around the World

With a vision of improving the health of all people, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation’s programs include humanitarian, educational, and scientific initiatives. Along with the donations from family physicians, corporations and others, dividends received from the AAFP Foundation’s subsidiary, AAFP Insurance Services, Inc., make these initiatives possible. The 501(c)(3) organization supports […]

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    What Does the Future of Electronic Health Records Mean for Family Physicians?

What Does the Future of Electronic Health Records Mean for Family Physicians?

When Electronic Health Records (EHR) made their debut in the seventies[i], they were simply an electronic version of yesteryear’s paper records. However, today they are much more. They offer the promise of higher quality and more efficient healthcare.

By March 2017, 67 percent of healthcare providers were using EHR technology[ii], which can provide easier, faster […]

Insurance at Different Life Stages

The decisions you make at every stage of your life shape your need for protection.  That need starts early and changes with you.  The following guidelines can help you protect what you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

Your 20s and 30’s.

A long career ahead.
The rule of thumb is that you should set aside 2% of […]

Affordable Technologies for Family Physicians

It wasn’t even 100 years ago that people were considered lucky if they reached 60. Nowadays many folks actually start living at that age.

Go modern medicine!

Modern medicine wouldn’t be so without technology: from 7-figure robots performing surgery to free mobile apps, today’s hospitals, family physicians and other specialists have the ability to be faster, […]

Largest Expenses Physicians Are Facing

Family physicians are among the ten highest paid professions in the United States, and deservingly so, considering the grueling years of studies and sleepless nights they’ve had to endure.

However, between student debt, mortgages, government regulations and other expenses, physicians are forced to carry a lot of financial weight during their lifetime.
An expensive operation
Many doctors […]

A Look Into The Future Of Young Doctors

Great things come with dedicating your career to medicine, from the reward of improving the lives of thousands of people to the increasingly accelerated advancements in technology and pharmaceuticals.

However, in the words of baseball great, Yogi Berra: ‘the future ain’t what it used to be.’

Retiring physicians will agree, and it is because of their […]

Physician Shortage Update: Where Are We Now?

With more people in the United States becoming eligible to receive healthcare at lower costs, it’s no surprise that doctors can’t keep up with the patient demand. The question is how large is the deficit?

This limited supply of physicians is increasingly affecting health networks, walk-in facilities, family practices, independent doctors and nurses, each one […]

Should I go independent?

If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. Every year thousands of physicians across the nation switch from employment to self-employment or vice-versa, and unless you have a crystal ball sitting around, it’s not a decision that can be made overnight. For that reason, we’ve gathered some of the most relevant facts, stats […]

How to Avoid an Audit of Your Practice

April 15th has come and gone, and though you’ve filed your 2012 taxes, you may not be in the clear. The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has been keeping an eye on doctors, including family physicians, since they have a reputation for poor record keeping in their practices. Worried that the IRS may be ready […]

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The Cost of Hiring a New Doctor

Have you ever wondered how much it costs to replace a physician in a hospital or a small practice? Compared to how much it costs to replace an average office employee, physician turnover can be quite expensive. And a medical practice that has a high turnover rate may lose a considerable amount of revenue. […]

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