We Are Family Medicine

President's Message

When we graduated from medical school, we knew that we were starting a career in which attention to lifelong learning was mandatory in order to be effective physicians throughout our practice years.  I remember being told that half of what we learned in medical school would not be valid five years later.  I really hoped they would tell us which half, because there was so much to learn. Nevertheless, I eventually felt prepared by residency and I had a plan for keeping up to date....[Read More]

Healthcare Transformation

Is your practice ready for 2020?

Let NJAFP help you realize your 2020 healthcare vision at no cost to you!

NJAFP is working with the Garden PTN (GPTN), which is a part of the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi). A peer-based learning network, GPTN supports clinical practices throughout the transformation process from fee-for-service to value-based payment.

NJAFP can help you to transform your practice with the following free services:

  • Practice transformation coaching to prepare for Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • PQRS and CMS reporting requirements
  • Data analysis for quality workflow and revenue improvement

If you would like to join other clinicians who have already enrolled, or you would like more information, please contact NJAFP at htt@njafp.org.

Upcoming Events

2017 Scientific Assembly
June 8 - 11, 2017
Caesars Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

Free CME-accredited Diabetes Prevention Webinar!

Preventing Diabetes:  Why, How and Who Will Pay
Monday, October 24, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm ET

Register Now

This free webinar training will focus on diabetes risk and approaches to diagnosing, counseling, and referring patients to programs meeting the standards of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP or DPP).  Join us and learn to:

  • Recognize obesity as a diabetes risk factor, and the DPP as an evidence-based program that reduces diabetes risk
  • Discuss the American Medical Association’s (AMA) *Prevent Diabetes STAT* approach to addressing diabetes risk (Screen, Test and ACT Today)
  • Refer high-risk patients to local diabetes prevention programs . . . [Read More]

Webinar to Focus on Zika Virus

The Zika virus continues to be a concern for patients and physicians in the United States.  The AAFP will offer a "members only" webinar: Zika Virus–An Update for Family Physicians, September 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. CT (There is no CME available with this webinar).

Register by going to http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/zika-virus/webinar/reg-link.mem.html and following the links or contact Pamela Carter-Smith via email or at ext. 3162 with questions.

 

Health Alert

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY–NEW BRUNSWICK MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE OUTBREAK

Based upon lab testing of the specific outbreak strain at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the NJ Department of Health and Rutgers University recommend, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that , that Meningococcal Group B Vaccine (Trumenba®) be administered to help protect against the particular strain present on the Rutgers University–New Brunswick campus. While one or two doses of Bexsero® or Trumenba® will provide some short-term protection, the best protection is expected to require completion of the full three-dose series of Trumenba® with the second dose given 1–2 months after the first and the third dose 6 months after the first. It is strongly recommended that all members of the above populations receive the first two doses of Trumenba® before the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic year. If the first two doses are received over the summer, the third dose can be received over winter break. All undergraduate students are required to either submit verification of receiving the vaccine series or sign a document containing information about meningococcal disease prevention and vaccination. Read more…

 
 

NJAFP feed

Compassion, Imagination and Belief Inspired 2017 FPOY

Karen Smith, M.D., has been named the 2017 Family Physician of the Year. A longtime rural practitioner, Smith says she is driven by the power of touch -- physical, emotional and spiritual.

Family Physicians Focus on Tough Patient Care Issues

The AAFP's Reference Committee on Advocacy focused on a variety of patient care issues during the 2016 Congress of Delegates.

Battling Burnout, Seeking Debt Relief Draw Delegates' Focus

AAFP delegates adopted measures that addressed -- among other things -- professional burnout, student loan repayment and the family medicine certification process.

AAFP President Pledges 'Honest, Best Effort' Toward Better Future for FPs

Newly installed AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., addressed his colleagues during the 2016 Family Medicine Experience opening ceremony.

Delegates Consider COD Quality Improvement, Update to Fellowship Oath

Delegates to the 2016 Congress of Delegates addressed several issues, including evaluating the Congress for possible improvement and updating the oath of AAFP Fellowship.

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Free CE

Title Credit Type Event date Cost
Asthma Today: Implementing the NAEPP EPR-3 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in the Primary Care Practice
  • 1.00 AAFP credit
  • 1.00 Attendance credit
Enduring $0.00
The Many Facets of Chronic Pain
  • 2.00 AAFP credits
  • 2.00 Attendance credits
Enduring $0.00