ACOFP 2021 Marie Wiseman Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year Award winner Heather Marie McGuire, OMS-V, shares her story in an interview with Auxiliary to the ACOFP Appointed Resident Spouse Member Stephanie Hall Campos.
Jean Walsh, DO, provides an overview of chronic wound care, identifying the four basic types and initial steps for management, in part one of this new series.
In the November/December 2021 Osteopathic Family Physician Letter from the President’s Desk, ACOFP President Nicole Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP, reflects on how far ACOFP and its members have come over the past year and what she looks forward to in 2022.
ACOFP Governor and DEI Task Force Member Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, reflects on the meaning of Diwali and how this celebration can connect to all physicians.
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.
Students interview Stephen M. Kuehn, DO, to learn more about his residency program, why he chose family medicine and what advice he has for students in this Resident Council Spotlight installment.
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.