ACOFP President Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP, details his journey to leadership in the organization and in the osteopathic family medicine profession in his July/August Letter From the President’s Desk.
Jacob Lenz, OMS-IV, explores the benefits and adverse effects of cannabis—both recreational and medicinal—and how the role of continued legalization across the United States impacts patient care.
Students interviewed Resident Council Chair Athena Chatzigiannidis, DO, PGY-3, 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.
Evan Bischoff, OMS-IV, interviews 2022–23 ACOFP President-Elect David Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP dist., about his family medicine journey, his advice for students as a dean and what he hopes to see from student chapter leaders over the next year as part of his July Student Governor Report.
Monica Hammer, MPH, OMS-III, discusses the role primary care physicians can play in helping foster relationships between mothers and their children, highlighting both risks of and potential solutions for attachment issues.
Georgianna Stoukides, OMS-III, MA, highlights the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS—not only in the type of virus but also in how they are transmitted and who they most often affect—and the role stigmatization plays in treatment.
Rachel Nixon, DO, shares her story as the parent of a transgender child and offers tips for supporting members of this community as part of Pride Month.
Nicole Rakhmanova, OMS-III, highlights the importance of tailoring preventative medicine approaches and interventions to community and cultural beliefs, while providing suggestions for ways to overcome mistrust and misinformation.
ACOFP Federal Legislation and Advocacy Committee member Philip Eskew, DO, JD, MBA, highlights examples of the administrative burden of paperwork requirements and discusses actions taken to address this issue.
Srijesa Khasnabish, OMS-IV, highlights the significance of pronouncing names correctly and provides guidance on how to advocate for correct pronunciation as part of Immigrant Heritage Month.
As part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Brianna Clark, DO, MPH, CNPM, CLC, provides a unique look into the connection between small-town America, the AIDS epidemic and the role of Asians and Asian Americans during the crisis.
As part of his May Student Governor Report, Evan Bischoff, OMS-III, interviews 2022–23 ACOFP President Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP, about his family medicine journey and his goals for student leaders during the upcoming year.
Need for Increased Screening and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults in the Setting of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Samantha Gordon, OMS-IV, outlines the importance of screening for depression and anxiety in adolescents and young adults, especially amid the pandemic, and offers tips for providing individuals and their families with appropriate resources.
In his first Letter From the President’s Desk, Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP, details why he wanted to become a family physician and why osteopathic distinctiveness is important to him and is beneficial to patient care.
Housing Is Health Care: Why Advocating for Safe and Stable Housing for Those Without Homes Is the Duty of the Family Physician
Sara Robinson, MD, discusses the impact of homelessness on individuals’ health and offers suggestions for addressing this ongoing problem as family physicians.
ACOFP Governor Greg D. Cohen, DO, FACOFP dist., shares lessons learned from his personal experience with a health issue in the second installment of a two-part series that addresses what to do when the doctor can’t work.