Texas Family Physician - Vol. 66 No. 1, Winter 2015

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Texas Family Physician of the Year 2014-15: Russell Thomas, Jr., DO, MPH
This year’s Physician of the Year award recipient is the epitome of a country doc. Hailing from Eagle Lake, Texas, Thomas returned to his hometown after residency to practice full-scope, rural medicine alongside his physician father. It’s now 31 years later and Thomas wouldn’t change a thing.
Story and photos by Samantha White

Which way from here? Health reform in 2015
An expert health care industry strategist surveys the big picture.
By Kim D. Slocum

Health is primary
Joined by seven other national family medicine organizations, AAFP and Family Medicine for America’s Health launched Health is Primary last year. The campaign aims to help patients and physicians find a home in primary care.
By Kate Alfano

Practice management
Bradley Reiner gives you the latest coding tips

Medicare news
HHS announces a major shift toward value-based payment reform.

Member news
You’re invited to AAFP’s National Conference of Constituency Leaders.
TAFP members appointed to AAFP commissions

Foundation focus
Double your impact by donating to the Student Interest Endowment in 2015.