Texas Family Physician - Vol. 63 No. 4, Fall 2012

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A workforce imperative: Change medical education
Twenty years ago, TAFP called for changes in medical education to ensure Texas would have the primary care physician workforce needed to care for a rapidly growing population. Now, the state is in a perilous position as academic institutions have no financial incentive to train new primary care physicians and medical students are actively discouraged from these disciplines. In a frustratingly obstinate system, stakeholders must now race to craft policies to reverse the damage of inaction.
By Kate Alfano

Plus: Recommendations for strengthening primary care in
the 83rd Texas Legislature

Annual Session 2012: A capital event
Family docs gathered in TAFP’s hometown of Austin for a busy weekend of education and fellowship. Pictures and highlights from the board of directors meeting included.
By Kate Alfano and Jonathan Nelson

Annual Session Minutes In Brief
See the latest actions taken by the TAFP Board of Directors.

On tafp.org
Meet a TAFP Member of the Month: Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D., M.P.H.

Foundation focus
TAFP Foundation rescues preceptorship program, creates fund for stipends.

Public health
Family physicians must use judgment and caution to protect young athletes from brain injury.

Practice management
Check out the top eight investments to make when forming your compliance plan.

RACs target E/M claims
CMS’ RAC program will focus on claims for E/M services using CPT codes 99214 and 99215.
By AAFP News Staff

News Brief
Tar Wars champ

Member news
New physician honored for teaching excellence.
TMA names new class to leadership college.
UTHSCSA’s FMIG wins national award (again).
San Antonio medical student wins national video contest.