Texas Family Physician - Vol. 62 No. 2, Spring 2011

Tags: international medical graduate, licensure, annual session and scientific assembly, preview, physician of the year, time management, childhood obesity, interim session, report, legislature, members

CONTENTS

Cover: Medina Valley’s medicine man
Meet the 2010-2011 Texas Family Physician of the Year, Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D.
By Jonathan Nelson

Budget cuts threaten Medicaid, GME
The 82nd Texas Legislature has been marked with contentious budget battles as lawmakers weigh the state’s priorities. With less than half of the session to go, TAFP will continue advocating for funds and programs crucial to the specialty.
By Kate Alfano

License delays push doctors away
Texas law prohibits international medical graduates from obtaining a medical license until after completion of three years of residency, compared with one year for U.S. medical graduates. Some say the IMG licensure delay—instituted as a safeguard—is not only unnecessary, it hurts the state in the long run.
By Monica Kortsha

Annual Session preview
Get the scoop on this year’s event, July 27-31 in Dallas

Practice management
Ten tips for time management

Nutrition
NFL, Dairy Council team up for childhood obesity

Interim Session minutes in brief

In the news
Access toolkit on HIT incentives
Family medicine gains in the 2011 match
CMS releases guidelines for ACOs, TAFP launches resources

Member news
TAFP member becomes hospital CMO
Tarrant County AFP inducts new officers
Report from Interim Session