The ACS "assumed that colon cancer in younger adults is similar to cancer that occurs in older adults, and that screening would have the same benefits and no additional harms," Jennifer Frost, M.D., medical director for the AAFP
's Health of the Public and Science Division, said in a statement.
I suspect that the responses of the ACP and AAFP
to the guidelines will have an important impact on whether PCPs ultimately decide to change practice," commented Jordana B.
Wergin said these additions helped, but that the AAFP
would like to see at least one more primary care slot, as well as slots for other stakeholders.
Since 1992, Marshall has been honored 19 times by the AAFP
for its high percentage of medical students choosing family medicine residencies.
Previously, he served for three years as a director on the AAFP
Board and one year as president-elect.
Recently I had the opportunity to participate in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP
)'s Primary Care Valuation Task Force, which is tackling the issue of value and payment for primary care services by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The creation of cat-friendly practices, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in cats, and feline neurology and ophthalmology are a few of the important topics that the American Association of Feline practitioners (AAFP
) is focusing on.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP
) Consumer Alliance Program site was named one of "Five Great Health Sites" on a Newsweek.com blog and one of the "Top Ten Most Useful Web Sites" by the Medical Library Association.
If you want to find out what's going on in the trenches of healthcare, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP
) annual scientific assembly is an excellent place to start.
According to a survey conducted for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP
), many men skip health screenings and often avoid visiting physicians altogether.
A press release and discussion paper from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP
) says projected high deductibles for consumer-driven health plans (CDHP) may reduce the number of patients coming to their physicians for preventative services.
Wilson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP
) and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM).