American Academy of Family Physician Company Profile

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The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.
The AAFP's vision is to transform health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

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.


11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
United States of America


Phone: 913-906-6000

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Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance of stabilizing health insurance markets to ensure t...

This family physician is deeply disappointed in maintenance of certification

An open letter to the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM): I recently chose to sit for my sixth (and I hope final) family practice maintenance of certification (MOC) examination, having now pract...

Doctor cautions against denial of the opioid epidemic

(American Academy of Family Physicians) This article appears in the July/August 2017 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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.' American Academy of Family P...

Buprenorphine: Being out of treatment increases risk of death nearly 30-fold

(American Academy of Family Physicians) This article appears in the July/August 2017 edition of Annals of Family Medicine.

Individuals with developmental disabilities experience health care disparities

(American Academy of Family Physicians) This research was published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.

'Personal Resilience' Can Help You Thrive

With opportunity, innovation, and passion, resilience 'flows along,' says family practitioner Dr Munzing. American Academy of Family Physicians

Facing Burnout the First Year of Residency

Resident Kristina Dakis describes her early brush with burnout from family medicine. American Academy of Family Physicians

PubMed Articles [6317 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

One physician's perspective on the physician-PA relationship.

Family Physician Readiness for Value-Based Payments: Does Ownership Status Matter?

Value-based payments are rapidly replacing fee-for-service arrangements, necessitating advancements in physician practice capabilities and functions. The objective of this study was to examine potenti...

MDs, DOs, and the physician-PA team.

Last but not least: PA practice in Mississippi.

This article describes the history of physician assistants (PAs) in Mississippi, the last state to pass legislation allowing for PA practice. A small group of PAs in the state began pursuing a PA prac...

Preventing Sports Injury and Illness: Key Resources for Family Physicians.

Clinical Trials [2925 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

A Culturally Sensitive Social Support Intervention: Joy Luck Academy

This study is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to assess the impact of a culturally based social support program (i.e. Joy Luck Academy, JLA) among Chinese American breast cancer surviv...

Bilicurves: Using Information Technology to Improve the Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia

We will use information technology to integrate the 2004 American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for management of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia with laboratory reporting of newborn biliru...

Risk Communication Within Mexican-American Families

This study will examine what methods work best for encouraging Mexican-American family members to talk about their risk for diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer and colon cancer. Within ...

Family Support Intervention in Intensive Care Units (The Four Supports Study)

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a multi-faceted communication intervention for family members of critically ill patients to reduce the family members' long-term s...

A Brief Intervention to Improve Medication Knowledge and Adherence Among Family Medicine Patients in South Texas

This study examines a brief physician counseling intervention to improved medication knowledge and compliance in family medicine patients who have diabetes, hypertension or high cholestero...

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Amgen, Pfizer, American Academy of Dermatology

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With...

Richard M. Hays, M.D., P.A.

Richard M. Hays, M.D., P.A., completed his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, his M.D., at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, and his residenc...

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