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Highlights from TAFP’s Interim Session
The committees, commissions, and sections of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians met in Austin on March 1-2, 2013. The Board of Directors met on Saturday, … more
By Janet Hurley, M.D.
Chair, TAFP Commission on Health Care Services and Managed Care
As I look with uncertainty to the future health care landscape and talk with fellow family physicians, I find many of us fearful of what the upcoming years will bring. I admit there are times when I get discouraged too, when it seems like things are too difficult to fix or that the problems are too big to solve. It’s in those moments that I realize we are living in a fallen world and the temptation is strong to just hide or give up. But God does not call us to hide our worries; he calls us to shine our light to the world around us. So I ask you, what does your light look like?
We are all called to be leaders to some degree, either in our families, our practice, or our government. Some will move on to state and national leadership realms, but it is okay if not all of us do that. How do you use your gifts and talents? Are you befuddled with frustration and worry? Have you hunkered down in seclusion? To squander our gifts and talents is like burying the best of ourselves in the sand. We’ll look back and wonder where the “good old days” have gone and realize that our health care system is no longer recognizable to us and that we have been left behind, frustrated and broken. Each of us has gifts and talents that should not be left unused.more
Register for the 2013 Texas Health/Medical Home Summit in Austin April 4-5
The Texas Health/Medical Home Summit – April 4-5, 2013 in Austin – is the first-ever statewide … more