CAFP Members

Family Medicine Resident Recounts Challenges of Providing Care in Rural Peru
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Family Medicine Resident Recounts Challenges of Providing Care in Rural Peru

By Hanna Mackie, DO, Peak Vista Family Medicine ResidencyRecipient of a CAFP Foundation Scholarship I recently had the honor of joining a medical outreach experience in Peru. The first few weeks consisted of language immersion courses and community health fairs in Trujillo. I then boarded a ship that provides medical outreach to communities along the…

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Summer 2020 Magazine Is Out

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….

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As We Look Toward a Post-Coronavirus Future, Don’t Forget Rural Hospitals

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…

Helping a Rural Community Manage Chronic Pain Medication
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Helping a Rural Community Manage Chronic Pain Medication

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…

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The Struggle to Secure PPE for Primary Care Providers

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…

COVID-19 Resources
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COVID-19 Resources

Updated December 2022 Public Health Resources Starting January 1, 2023, Coloradans who need help making an appointment by phone to get a COVID-19 vaccine or need vaccine information should use the CDC’s free COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 1-800-232-0233. CDC information for healthcare workers on COVID-19. CDPHE interactive map of testing sites. Vaccination information Treatment information…

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Sneak Peek: CAFP’s Rural Road Trip

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…

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2019 Legislative Update

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,…