View PAFP leadership nominees online Feb. 14, 2018
At the PAFP's Annual Business Meeting, Friday, March 2, PAFP members will be voting on a new slate of leaders. Each candidate has submitted a biography and a short answer to the question, "How will your skills and experience make the PAFP a stronger partner for all members?" Click here for a list of nominees, the position they're running for, their biography, and question response.
Flu virus continues to spread throughout U.S., Pa. Feb. 13, 2018
The 2017-18 influenza season continues to be one of the worst on record. The Pennsylvania Department of Health updates its flu statistics weekly and reports that flu activity remains widespread throughout the state. Please remember to urge your patients to get the flu shot, and to stay home from work or school if they have flu-like symptoms!
Pa. seeking more doctors for medical marijuana program Feb. 12, 2018
At this time, 355 Pennsylvania doctors are approved to certify patients for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program. According to TribLive, roughly 300 more are registered to undergo a four-hour training course that would certify them to recommend the treatment. Last month, Physician General Rachel Levine called for additional doctors to register for the program.
Congratulations to 2018 Family Physician of the Year Michael Gaudiose, MD Feb. 9, 2018
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce the winner of its 2018 Family Physician of the Year award, Michael Gaudiose, MD of Chambersburg, Franklin County! Gaudiose practices at Dunham Army Health Clinic at the U.S. Army War College in Carslisle, Cumberland County. Click here to read more about Dr. Gaudiose and his history of practicing family medicine!
Urge the Pa. Senate to support DPC Featured News
Pa. House Bill 1739 and Senate Bill 926 would improve access to direct primary care (DPC) by recognizing, protecting, and defining these arrangements as outside the scope of state insurance regulations, allowing patients and physicians to contract for care. Click here to use the AAFP's Speak Out tool and take action!