Texas Family Physician - Vol. 68 No. 1, Winter 2017


Texas Family Physician of the Year 2016-17: Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, MD, FRCS, FAAFP
Kumar has been a mentor to hundreds. His passion for caring for his own patients is rivaled only by his passion for teaching medical students to care for theirs. Congratulations, Dr. Kumar.
By Kate Alfano

Medicare enrollment land mines
What if you could no longer accept Medicare patients?
Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen.
By Corinne Smith

On the border of health
A group of medical students from UTMB Galveston spent part of their winter break in Big Bend country,caring for families who don’t get to see many doctors.
By Perdita Henry

President’s letter
An update on family medicine in the 85th Texas Legislature and how you can get involved

Member news
Billings wins AAFP award | Members tapped for national positions | A big year for Hard Hats
Highlights from TAFP’s 2016 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit

Practice Management
Chronic Care Management requirements and benefits explained

TAFP Perspective
You’re invited to AAFP’s NCCL.