CAFP Board Member Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH, has been named the Vice Chair for Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion at the The University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine (DFM). This is a wonderful step for Dr. Piggott, who has devoted his life toward social justice and health equity. We are so proud of Dr.
The Summer 2020 issue of Colorado Family Physician is out. Inside, we discuss the latest approaches and education for family physicians. We also discuss the power of legacy giving, how you can nurture a culture of security at your practice, and best practices for being active on social media. Finally, we have posted the Annual Report for 2019.
This post is part of a new series CAFP is hosting, which will be highlighting and amplifying the voices of family physicians as they adapt to continuing their vital work of safeguarding communities under extremely difficult circumstances. This first piece is from Kajsa Harris, MD, who was a former president of CAFP. The COVID-19 pandemic
This is a story from the Spring 2020 Issue of our magazine, written by Glenn Kotz, MD, and Jarrid Rollins, LCSW. Few things are as frustrating as when a chronic pain sufferer comes into the office for an early refill on their main medication. The negotiation over how much medication to refill needs to be
CAFP member Fred Grover, Jr., MD, FAAFP, a Family Medicine Physician in the Denver metro area, recently faced a difficult situation: an employee in his office tested positive for COVID-19. He tells his story below: [The employee] had a fever with cough eight days ago and could not get tested till last Wednesday. I am
We know that this is an extremely busy time for family doctors. While we were excited about our 2020 Annual Summit, with a great program planned with brilliant speakers, we made the difficult decision to cancel the summit this year. We made this decision based on a consideration for the safety of our members, and
This post is a resource for publicly available COVID-19 updates for Colorado family doctors. On July 16, Governor Polis issued a statewide mask requirement for the state of Colorado for everyone over 10 years of age in a public space. Read the order here. Colorado is also providing guidance for safe and effective wearing of
This summer, we took a road trip to visit members in rural northwest and southwest Colorado. We wanted to know more about concerns family physicians in more remote areas may have. Not surprisingly, they share some of the same concerns held by our urban and suburban members; administrative burden and a lack of payment parity
By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern It was a productive 2019 legislative session, with 462 new bills passed into law. Three of these bills passed into law were CAFP-led. This legislation will invest more money into primary care, offer communication and resolution programs for patients and physicians when an unexpected health outcome occurs,