By Tejal R. Patel, DO 2021 ACOFP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award Recipient What does it mean to treat the whole person, not just the disease? Imagine that the health […]
By David J. Park, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP ACOFP Vice President I decided not to wait. I decided not to wait until I got a call that my father is in […]
As the 2020–21 National Student Executive Board leaves office, hear final reflections about how their roles shifted throughout this unprecedented time, accomplishments they are especially proud of and what they […]
ACOFP is proud of its exceptional student members and their commitment to excellence and upholding osteopathic values.
As part of the ACOFP 58th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars, ACOFP, the ACOFP Education and Research Foundation and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP recognized exceptional members and their contributions to the organization and the osteopathic profession.
ACOFP President Nicole Bixler captures what a success ACOFP ’21 Virtual was, sharing some highlights in a unique format.
Welcome the 2021–22 ACOFP Board of Governors, following their election during the 2021 ACOFP Congress of Delegates.
What is innovation? At the core, it is a concept that refers to an individual or organization developing new ideas, enacting new processes or taking a different approach to an existing plan. It is not just a buzzword; it is a necessary component to remain relevant and successful.
Gina Charles, DO, addresses how she strives to achieve a work-life balance and provides tips for physicians in this Women’s Leadership Series installment.
Each year, three Osteopathic Family Physician (OFP) submissions are recognized for their editorial excellence. Winners receive an awards plaque. ACOFP is pleased to announce the winners for their 2020 OFP […]
For our next article in the series, students spoke with Brianna Eisaman, DO, to learn more about her decision to pursue family medicine, her current role as a representative on ACOFP’s Resident Council and her previous volunteer experiences, beginning with her active student involvement in ACOFP.
Changing Landscape of Mental Health During COVID-19: Encouraging Individual Mental Health Assessments
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limited access, inadequate quality and high cost of mental health resources, putting more responsibility onto the individual to evaluate their own mental health.
Enacted on December 27, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) is one of the largest bills ever passed by Congress—both in terms of funding and policy changes. Many provisions impacted family medicine, but this post highlights changes to one of the most important federal physician training programs—graduate medical education (GME)—and ACOFP’s work to further grow the primary care physician workforce.
Alesia Wagner, DO, FACOFP dist., addresses how being a high-risk physician during COVID-19 has impacted her personally and professionally in this Women’s Leadership Series installment.
As air travel is expected to globally increase by 2039, family physicians should be prepared to help patients prevent venous thromboembolisms by addressing risk factors and reducing said risk.
Establishing with a PCP and maintaining regular follow up appointments will always be an important component of taking control of your health, but this year—more than ever—it is imperative for patients to find their health home.