The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about efforts to avert Medicare payment cuts and streamline prior authorization processes; recommendations on cybersecurity policies in health care; work to increase vaccine uptake; and more.Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Update, December 2022
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians President Alex Vosooney, MD, reflects on her journey from residency to today and shares how she still finds joy in the practice of medicine.Read More Finding Joy in the Practice of Medicine
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has increased in popularity due to improved technology, lower costs and more portability of new handheld machines. Medical schools and family medicine residency programs are now incorporating POCUS into their training programs.
Dennis Peterson, MD, co-associate program director of the University of Minnesota CentraCare/St. Cloud Family Medicine Residency asks, how can we advance the education of practicing Minnesota family physicians who have interest in learning POCUS skills?Read More Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in MN
The number of rural family doctors providing obstetric care is falling. Many small, rural communities are at risk of losing OB services, and maternal mortality continues to be significantly higher in rural areas. Family medicine doctors with advanced OB training are needed now more than ever.Read More We Need Family Docs With Advanced OB Training
Jim Boulger, PhD, MAFP Honorary Member and Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, shares about the Duluth campus’ continued, unparalleled success in matching medical students into family medicine.Read More Duluth’s Continued Success in Matching Students into Family Medicine