The cornerstone of family medicine is the relationships family physicians build with their patients. That special relationship of trust and understanding can help a patient achieve their full health potential, and as we know from countless CAFP members, it’s what brings great joy to their practice and to their lives. Yet family physicians are even
Today (Monday, April 25) the CAFP has asked Governor John Hickenlooper to sign House Bill 1408, the funding vehicle for the Medicaid Primary Care Bump, as part of the total budget package. You can read a copy of the letter sent from the Academy here. There are many things to know about this bill and
By Aditi Ramaswami I’ve always loved games. From hide-and-seek to board games, I love the challenge, the bragging rights, and the time spent with loved ones. I always thought that playing games had no purpose other than fun, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that playing games can make us more physically, emotionally, mentally,
The winners of the 2016 CAFP Awards have been announced. There were many outstanding nominees this year, and each represented the wonderful diversity and talent that is present in the primary care workforce. Family Physician of the Year: Mary Fairbanks, MD Dr. Mary Fairbanks practices at the InnovAge PACE – Cody Center in Lakewood, Colorado.
Join your fellow family physicians for the CAFP Annual Summit (previously the Annual Scientific Conference), a long weekend in Colorado Springs filled with education, networking and fun activities! The Annual Summit kicks off on Thursday, April 14 with a number of pre-conference opportunities. DOT Medical Examiner training will be held, along with training for the
Every Family Physician I’ve talked to has consistently highlighted one part of family medicine that makes it truly special – the relationships you build with your patients. We have to preserve that bond that is so vital to the joy of family medicine. Many challenges face family medicine – payment reform, electronic health records, growing
In honor of Family Medicine and the Family Physicians dedicated to advancing high quality health care for all Coloradans, Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed October Family Health Month. Thank you and congratulations to all of Colorado’s Family Physicians, who are vital to making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation!