Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, LTC Derrick Sorweide, DO, FACOFP, implores physicians, residents and students to stay strong in this battle and to ask for help if needed.
ACOFP DEI Task Force member Roberteen McCray, DO, discusses the stigma of breast cancer in the Black community and the resulting challenges in treatment and diagnosis, offering suggestions for how to more clearly and effectively communicate accurate information—regardless of race or beliefs.
ACOFP Health & Wellness Committee Chair Monica Woodall DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, shares how she has found balance in working and volunteering to spend more time with family, learn new hobbies and more.
National Primary Care Week was October 4–8, 2021, and ACOFP highlighted members’ stories on choosing family medicine. Hear from them directly and share your own #WhyDOFamMed story.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, ACOFP member, AOA trustee and school of osteopathic medicine faculty members David E. Garza, DO, MS, MEdL, FACOFP, discusses the importance of increasing representation in medicine to better serve our patient populations—and where we can begin.
Ashton Glover-Gatewood, RN, MPH, CPH, OMS-II, and Natasha N. Bray, DO, MSEd, FACP, FACOI, discuss the barriers to care in the American Indian/Alaska Native community—and how one college of osteopathic medicine is trying to drive change to address this issue.
As part of the annual review of the Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requested comments on the regulatory proposals. This post highlights some of ACOFP’s responses to the request.
In the September/October 2021 Osteopathic Family Physician Letter from the President’s Desk, ACOFP President Nicole Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP, discusses what engagement means to an organization and how you can get more involved in ACOFP.
Students interviewed Jaclyn Sylvain, DO, to learn more about her residency program and how she started with the Student Association of the ACOFP.
In the second installment of Casual Conversations, ACOFP DEI Task Force member Roberteen McCray, DO, shares how important it is to take a step back and respond with grace when faced with difficult patient interactions.
ACOFP Women in Leadership Chair Katie Lincoln, DO, MHA, FACOFP, discusses the many hats she wears across the rural health system in which she practices, as a volunteer at both the local and national levels and at home, as part of a two-physician household.
Twenty years later, LTC Derrick Sorweide, DO, FACOFP, recounts where he was on 9/11/2001 and what that fateful day in American history meant for him and his fellow soldiers.
Students interviewed Athena Chatzigiannidis, DO, for their latest Resident Council Spotlight interview to learn more about her residency program, what being a part of ACOFP means to her and what advice she has for students.
ACOFP Women in Leadership Vice Chair Rachel A. Young, DO, shares a day in her life and her different professional roles as core faculty, clinic director, associate program director and physician, among others, as well as her personal roles as wife, daughter and mother-to-be.
ACOFP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force member Sabrina Rocke, DO, discusses race-based medicine, the role it plays in medical schools and how changing this approach would help eliminate bias, stigma and structural racism when treating patients.
ACOFP DEI Task Force member Roberteen McCray, DO, shares a patient interaction rooted in historical misinformation and encourages individuals to use technology and social media as a tool for spreading accurate facts.