Texas Family Physician - Vol. 63 No. 1, Winter 2012

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Texas Family Physician Winter 2012

CONTENTS

Preserving a family tradition
With three decades of rural medicine under his belt and plenty more learned from a long family history in medicine, the 2011-2012 Texas Family Physician of the Year is the quintessential country doctor who provides the full spectrum of care and puts his family and patients first. Meet Thomas E. Mueller, M.D.
By Kate Alfano

Clinical integration demystified
2012 will be a year of radical transformation in many sectors of the health care industry. Here’s a concept you’ll need to know.
By Jonathan Nelson

ACO rules are final
The final rules for establishing Medicare ACOs make the program more attractive for small- and medium-sized practices.

Wal-Mart care?
A request-for-information suggests that Wal-Mart is looking to build an integrated, low-cost primary care health care platform.

Practice management
TAFP’s practice management expert takes you through a Texas Medical Board review, providing an insider’s tips along the way.

Member news
Goertz assumes post as AAFP board chair
Austin physician becomes HHSC exec
Mabry completes years of service to AAFP
Waco family medicine residency to develop childhood obesity program
Texas Tech medical student appointed to AAFP commission
UTHSCSA faculty appointed to AAFP commission 
El Paso medical school receives grant to improve border health
Moquist joins AAFP Foundation Board