Texas Family Physician - Vol. 70 No. 4, Q4 2019

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The giant stirs
As the cost of health care continues to climb, employers are waking up to the might of their purchasing power. What comes next could depend largely on what they do with it.

Looking ahead to 2020
Disruption is the name of the game in the health care industry.

An unspoken chief complaint: Human trafficking
Serving on the front lines of medicine, family physicians can help victims of one of society’s most terrible scourges, human trafficking.

Family doctors and Texas’ new medical cannabis program
There’s a new law in the Lone Star State, and it means an estimated additional 1.8 million Texans now qualify for a medical cannabis prescription.

President’s letter
Is it the end of the road for private practice?

News brief
Winners announced in TAFP innovators competition

Member news
Texas FPs win national awards | Hart to chair AAFP commission | Excellent honors for Texas FMIGs

Endangered species: Independent physicians