LTC Derrick Sorweide, DO, FACOFP, reflects on how the United States—and the world—changed following the attacks on September 11, 2001, and encourages his fellow Americans to continue moving forward and to rekindle their patriotism, even amid current and future crises.
Roberteen McCray, DO, sheds light on sex trafficking, what signs physicians can look for and how they can help patients they suspect are victims.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2022 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award third-place winner Krisdaniel Berreta, OMS-III, discusses how the intersection of being a member of the immigrant and LGBTQI communities can lead to poor health outcomes and outlines actions to address these issues.
ACOFP Women in Leadership Committee Member Brenda Pecotte de Gonzalez, DO, shares how she balances being a new mom, a wife and an osteopathic family physician.
As part of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month, Srijesa Khasnabish, OMS-III, highlights the disparities of CRC screenings and how healthcare providers can work toward addressing these barriers to care.
ACOFP Past President Jeffrey S. Grove, DO, FACOFP dist., extends an invitation to an LGBTQIA+ Reception at ACOFP ’22 and talks about what family means to him in an interview with ACOFP DEI Task Force Member Ian Coker, DO.
In honor of National Women Physicians Day, ACOFP highlights the Women in Leadership Committee blog series.
ACOFP Women in Leadership Committee Member Jennifer S. Johnson, DO, MBA, shares how her role as a family physician impacts other areas of her life—and the profession—in a positive way and how her family motivates her.
See which groups contributed to the ACOFP blog in 2021 and check out the five most-viewed member-generated posts for the year in this “best of” wrap-up.