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.
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.
Health & Wellness Committee Chair Monica Woodall, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, shares her story of COVID-19 burnout and how it continues to affect her, her family and friends, her practice and her patients.
ACOFP Past President Jeffrey S. Grove, DO, FACOFP dist., shares his story in an interview with ACOFP DEI Task Force Member Ian Coker, DO.
Each year, ACOFP recognizes new osteopathic physicians who have been in practice 2–5 years and have already made significant contributions to the profession. Discover what a few past award winners recommend for personal and professional development.
In the final part of the immunization series, Stanley E. Grogg, DO, FACOP, FAAP, interprets footnotes and addresses questions regarding influenza vaccines, MMR vaccines, varicella vaccines, Hepatitis A vaccines and various Meningococcal serogroup vaccines for children and adolescents.
ACOFP Governor and DEI Task Force member Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, defines the Platinum Rule and describes how it can be implemented in physicians’ personal and professional lives.
Students interviewed Kate Fradeneck, DO, for our next 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.
Each year, ACOFP recognizes individuals who have contributed outstanding national and local service, as well as dedication to ACOFP, to the health and welfare of their patients and to the future of osteopathic medicine, through Fellow and Distinguished Fellow designations. Members of the ACOFP Conclave of Fellows share what being a Fellow means to them.
In the July/August 2021 Osteopathic Family Physician Letter from the President’s Desk, ACOFP President Nicole Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP, shares her leadership journey and the varying paths others may take to be a leader of the profession and of ACOFP.