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DPC: Patients First, Without Third-Party Billing

Third-party payors have disturbed the service provider’s business process of fulfilling the needs and desires of their clients in health care. Insurance companies have taken away decision-making abilities from physicians and patients. Direct primary care brings that function back to physicians trained to make medical decisions in cooperation with their patients.

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Eight Minutes, 46 Seconds

We need to have empathy for the diverse situations faced by our patients and work to find ways to break down the barriers to acceptable health care for all—in particular, our underserved and underrepresented populations.

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Why Pride

A raid at the Stonewall Inn created momentum for the LGBTQI community, leading us to Pride Month, which is celebrated across the country in June of each year. During this month events and parades are held celebrating the LGBTQI community and the progressive changes of subsequent decades.

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Our Osteopathic Oath: A Pathway for Change

We obviously cannot solve all of the current social problems and health disparities alone, but it is important to leverage our role with patients and in our communities as best we can to help be one of many needed parts of the solution. As physicians, we have a duty to protect the minds, bodies and souls of all our patients.

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Is Your Patient Ready for Hospice?

As osteopathic physicians, we are schooled in the body/mind/spirit of our patients, and therefore, we know the difference between curing and healing. If you cannot cure the patient, hopefully you can heal them. Nowhere is this perhaps more important than in the care of our patient with end-of-life issues.

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Recognizing Excellence in Leadership

ACOFP would like to congratulate its 2020 class of Fellows, Distinguished Fellows and Master Preceptors. In light of the in-person ACOFP ’20 convention cancellation, the Fellows ceremony was also cancelled. The following new 2020 members of the Conclave of Fellows will be honored in the 2021 Ceremony at the 58th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars in Orlando, Florida. Fellows The […]

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Forging Our Osteopathic Future

It is the family-like commitment that keeps both the ACOFP and the Foundation striving to provide the greatest value to ACOFP members and other stakeholders of osteopathic family medicine. We are committed to advancing our profession through our triple aim goal of better health, better care, at a lower cost.

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Celebrating Student Excellence

ACOFP is proud of its exceptional student members and their commitment to excellence and upholding osteopathic values. We are happy to recognize our Student Chapter Award winners and Auxiliary Student Award winners for the 2019–2020 academic year.