Family Medicine

The Fight for Family Medicine

It’s no secret that there are a few medical schools that intentionally discourage students from entering the field of family medicine. Unlike other medical specialties, primary care is seen as less prestigious than say, radiology. And while salary plays an important part in which medical field a student chooses, so too does medical school […]

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Family Docs Speak: For the Love of Family Medicine

What do you love about being a family physician?

Some pursue medicine because of the money. Others join a medical profession due to family pressures. And then there are those individuals who become doctors for the pure joy of caring for others. These individuals found their calling in medicine and family physicians make up a […]

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The History and Evolution of Family Medicine

Considered to be the oldest medical specialty, family medicine is a practice devoted to providing comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. Coined as “general practice” in the 1900s, a majority of graduates from medical schools in America chose a career in general practice where they became skilled in childcare, maternal […]

By |March 4th, 2013|Family Medicine|Comments Off on The History and Evolution of Family Medicine|

Family Docs Speak: A Day in the Life

What is a typical day for you?

As a primary care physician, you’ve probably never had a “typical day” at the office. Every day is different and each patient is unique. But what is an average day like for a family physician?

There are those day-to-day activities that family doctors are all too familiar with. From […]

By |January 14th, 2013|Family Medicine|Comments Off on Family Docs Speak: A Day in the Life|

What Medicaid Pay Hikes Mean for Family Physicians

Medical professionals and patients across the U.S. are anticipating a physician shortage in 2020 due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, the Medicaid provision of the ACA ruled on November 1st, 2012 that there will be pay increases for primary care providers.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated that under the […]

By |December 5th, 2012|Family Medicine|Comments Off on What Medicaid Pay Hikes Mean for Family Physicians|

“And What About You” Winner: Dr. Susan Chiarito, MD

The 2012 AAFP Scientific Assembly brought together family physicians and aspiring family docs from across the country to share their expertise and insights into the field of family medicine. It was an excellent turn out at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with a lot to see and do throughout the four-day conference. Check here for […]

By |November 14th, 2012|Family Medicine|Comments Off on “And What About You” Winner: Dr. Susan Chiarito, MD|

How to Rebuild the Community of Family Physicians

Due to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act and a growing population of U.S. citizens 65+ seeking medical care, the demand for healthcare is at an all-time high. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), it is estimated there will be a shortage of 45,000 primary care doctors […]

By |October 24th, 2012|Family Medicine|Comments Off on How to Rebuild the Community of Family Physicians|

AAFP Insurance Program at the AAFP Scientific Assembly

The family medicine event of the year is upon us and the AAFP Insurance Program is excited to be a part of it. The 2012 AAFP Scientific Assembly will be held in the historic city of Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center where all family physicians and residents are invited to exchange their knowledge […]

By |October 10th, 2012|Family Medicine|Comments Off on AAFP Insurance Program at the AAFP Scientific Assembly|

Student Loans and Bankruptcy

If you finished (or plan to finish) med school with about $127,000 in student loan debt, that’s about average, according to American Student Assistance. Yes, that is a big chunk of change, and many doctors spend years paying off those loans.

 Some students consider declaring bankruptcy. Should you? The short answer is… no. It may cause more problems than it solves. There may […]

By |October 1st, 2012|Medical Students|Comments Off on Student Loans and Bankruptcy|