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Report on the 2013 C. Frank Webber Lectureship
Family physicians gather in Austin for annual lectureship and interim session
Over 400 physicians, residents, and medical … more
While visiting Dr. Justin Bartos, this year’s TAFP Physician of the Year, we convinced the North Richland Hills doc to join the family medicine revolution (#FMRevolution) and create a Twitter handle (@jbartos3). We are proud to say that our very own TAFP President, Troy Fiesinger, M.D., maintains his own blog (http://texasfamilydoc.wordpress.com) and is very active on Twitter (@TroyTxFamilyDoc). The Academy, of course, is also lively across multiple social media platforms including Twitter (@TXFamilyDocs), Facebook, and LinkedIn.
While it may seem as though I’m speaking in code, it’s actually just the language of the technologically advanced 21st century. Get used to these hashtags, handles, links, and profiles, because they are here for the long haul. But what can social media do for health care and doctors like yourself, you ask? Simply put, it makes things that you already do easier, digitally. In fact, Medscape reports that one in four physicians already uses social media on a daily basis.
Websites like the aforementioned ones allow you to network with other physicians, connect with patients, follow medical organizations, and stay up to date on just about any kind of news. The Medscape study also found that primary care physicians are usually motivated to use social media as a way to connect with peers and be influenced by them. The Academy uses social media to spread news to our members, keep in contact with similar organizations and people relevant to health care and the state of Texas, and network with like-minded people.more
Issuu, a digital publishing platform, houses electronic versions of TAFP’s quarterly magazine, Texas Family Physician.
TAFP’s Vimeo channel contains … more
TAFP members represent Texas at conferences in Kansas City, Washington, D.C.
Delegates representing the family physicians of Texas attended three major AAFP conferences last … more
New for you: TAFP expands social network
As part of our continual effort to connect with members, TAFP has joined the social networking websites Facebook and Twitter.
Your Academy has its own … more