Family Medicine

What is the Key to Job Satisfaction for Family Physicians?

If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s the mantra for those who have followed their passion and look forward to going to work every morning. And family physicians are no exception. But a career in family medicine is not without its challenges, especially when it comes […]

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    Family Physicians and Patients Show Increased Interest in Direct Primary Care

Family Physicians and Patients Show Increased Interest in Direct Primary Care

There has been a lot discussion surrounding the growth of direct primary care (DPC) practices and how both family physicians and their patients can benefit from this new fee-based model. Not only does this model offer physicians the opportunity to break away from the bureaucracy of health insurance companies, it also allows them to […]

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    Insurance You Can’t Afford to Overlook: A Closer Look at Employer Group Disability Insurance

Insurance You Can’t Afford to Overlook: A Closer Look at Employer Group Disability Insurance

For some family physicians, running their own medical practice is a dream come true.Whether you run your own practice or have a group of partners, it’s important to realize that you need financial protection against the unexpected. This means having the right insurance coverage that protects you, your staff and your practice. Here’s a […]

By |April 28th, 2014|Employer Group|0 Comments|

Welcome to the New AAFPINS Website

The AAFP Insurance Program is committed to offering insurance products that best fit the personal and professional needs of family physicians from residency to retirement. To meet the on-the-go demands of AAFP members, we’ve redesigned our website, making it easier to find what you want, get a quote and purchase the coverage you need.

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By |March 31st, 2014|Family Medicine|0 Comments|

Why Family Physicians are Needed in Underserved Communities

As family physicians struggle to meet the needs of patients who come into their office, thousands of Americans struggle to find doctors to provide basic medical care. That is the plight of those living in low-income and rural areas of the U.S. Currently, 20% of the population lives in rural areas, but only 9% […]

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    Using Team-based Care to Mitigate the Family Physician Shortage

Using Team-based Care to Mitigate the Family Physician Shortage

This time last year we discussed the effects of the predicted family doctor shortage and ways the family physician community can combat this deficit. To ensure there will be an adequate supply of physicians to take on new patients, experts proposed decreasing the training period for PCPs, increasing family medicine recruitment from medical schools, […]

By |September 25th, 2013|Family Medicine|Comments Off on Using Team-based Care to Mitigate the Family Physician Shortage|

Interview Tips for Physicians in Training

Are you a medical student who is a few years away from interviewing for a residency program? Or maybe you’re a senior who is scheduled for an interview tomorrow morning. Either way, you will need to be equipped with the proper tools to ace even the most difficult questions. In preparation, here are some […]

By |September 4th, 2013|Young Physician|Comments Off on Interview Tips for Physicians in Training|
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    Residents and Med Students: What to Consider When Accepting a Job Offer

Residents and Med Students: What to Consider When Accepting a Job Offer

At this year’s AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, we had the opportunity to chat with dozens of young, aspiring family physicians. While many were busy attending workshops, networking with their peers and learning the ins-and-outs of applying to a residency program, others were gaining useful insights […]

By |August 16th, 2013|Young Physician|Comments Off on Residents and Med Students: What to Consider When Accepting a Job Offer|

Pay Disparity for Family Physicians Still a Concern

With 2014 quickly approaching, the dreaded physician shortage is becoming more of a reality as the 30 million soon-to-be insured begin shopping for health care. The expected influx of patients will put a toll on physicians’ workloads and their paychecks since most practicing family physicians aren’t sufficiently compensated for their time and effort. Fortunately, […]

By |June 19th, 2013|Family Medicine|Comments Off on Pay Disparity for Family Physicians Still a Concern|

Is Job Dissatisfaction Growing Among Family Physicians?

Family medicine continues to be one of the most rewarding medical professions to date, but the demands of the job can become stressful. Between increased patient loads, large amounts of administrative work and technological requirements, physician burnout is becoming all too common. But are these heavy workloads and high stress levels translating to increased […]

By |June 12th, 2013|Family Medicine|Comments Off on Is Job Dissatisfaction Growing Among Family Physicians?|