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December 24, 2013
FMRevolution Podcast: Episode 1

Check out the first episode of the FMRevolution podcast! In this episode, we discuss the new FMRevolution and CAFP Foundation websites and conduct an interview regarding #2014YearFP with Dr. Ronald Fong, Director of the UC Davis Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residency Programs. Stay up to date by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes or […]

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December 20, 2013
2014: Year of the Family Physician Photos

CAFP has launched their 2014: Year of the Family Physician campaign and is looking for your participation! We’ve started our year campaign with our #2014YearFP photo campaign to help raise awareness of the family medicine specialty and we’re looking for your participation. Family medicine encompasses all ages, sexes, each organ system and every disease entity; we pay special […]

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November 22, 2013
The Resurrection of the Family Physician

After rotating through so many specialties and now halfway done with residency, I realize even more the value of the generalist physician. This may seem easy for me to say as a hopeful family doctor, but every time I rotate through a specialist office (currently on surgery), my belief only grows. No one understands the […]

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November 22, 2013
2014: Year of the Family Physician (Part XVI)

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir.”  That line is from Bliss Carman’s poem A Vagabond Song.  His work succinctly captures the transitional mood of autumn.  It is a time of rebalancing lives and perspectives.  The impulse to keep the body in motion through travel and outward pursuits amidst seemingly endless sunlight […]

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November 20, 2013
2014: Year of the Family Physician (Part XV)

What is #2014yearfp?

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September 17, 2013
2014: Year of the Family Physician (Part XIV)

In Part XII of this series, I reported that the City of Sacramento had passed a resolution recognizing 2014 as the Year of the Family Physician.  I encouraged other family physicians via Facebook, Twitter, and this blog to make a similar request before their city councils.  However, there is no substitution for delivering the message […]

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September 10, 2013
2014: Year of the Family Physician (Part XIII)

During the AAFP National Conference, I met with Larry Bauer, CEO of the Family Medicine Education Consortium [FMEC], and Donald “Raj” Woolever.  Raj is the program director for the Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency.  We discussed promoting #2014year at the FMEC Northeast Region Meeting in November.  Larry and Raj focused on how to […]

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July 3, 2013
2014: Year of the Family Physician (Part XII)

It is official.  The Mayor and the City Council of Sacramento signed a resolution on May 28th recognizing 2014 as the Year of the Family Physician.  Councilmember Darrell Fong [no relation] made the formal presentation during the Council’s June 11th meeting.  I want to thank him and his District Director Noah Painter for their belief […]

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June 28, 2013
2014: Year of the Family Physician (Part XI)

In their book The Impact Equation, authors Chris Brogan and Julien Smith explore and qualify variables that burn an idea into people’s hearts.  They conclude that impact = C x (R + E + A + T + E).  We can apply this equation to evaluate the impact of family physicians in next year’s ACA […]

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June 24, 2013
Sharing My Dream -- and a Bathroom, a Kitchen and a Living Room

This post originally appeared on the AAFP's Leader Voices Blog on Friday, June 21, 2013. I recently had laser eye surgery, which means I no longer need glasses. Finally! It also should mean no more jokes comparing me to Harry Potter -- unless people visit my apartment. Although J.K. Rowling's bespectacled boy wizard had a bed […]

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