Texas Family Physician - Vol. 69 No. 1, Q1 2018


Maternal mortality and morbidity in Texas
Since a report published in late 2016 showed Texas led the nation in a stark increase in maternal mortality, the health care community has been scrambling to understand what the data means and how we can solve the crisis.

Chagas disease on our doorstep
Most kissing bugs in Texas carry the parasite that causes Chagas disease. A member of TAFP’s Commission on Public Health, Clinical Affairs, and Research tells you what you need to know.

Failure to diagnose melanoma
The experts at TMLT are back again to help you brush up on your risk management strategies with a case study involving a family physician.

President’s letter
Something to chew on

Member news
Plano network achieves URAC accreditation | Siy takes office at TCMS | San Antonio FP joins ACGME panel | TAFP officer wins seat on AAFP commission | Salud Sin Fronteras receives AAFP grant | Highlights from TAFP’s Annual Session

Practice management
New tools help you with MIPS.

Public health
Walk With a Doc

Tips for new FPs