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February 1, 2019
Member of the Month: Panna Lossy, MD

Panna Lossy, MD is a graduate of UC San Francisco School of Medicine and completed her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program where she continues to teach and practice. Dr. Lossy is President of CAFP’s North Bay Chapter, a Legislative Key Contact, and has supported the FP-PAC for the last decade. “Working with […]

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January 1, 2019
New Project ECHO Launched for California Physicians

The California Health Care Foundation and the Center for Care Innovations have partnered with the Weitzman Institute to develop a new program to help health care providers throughout California treat opioid-addicted patients. Providers will participate in real-time case discussions with primary care practitioners actively treating substance abuse and addiction .For details, please read the Weitzman ECHO […]

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January 1, 2019
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and “pill mill” laws have been used to target risky opioid prescribing practices. A new CDC Injury Center study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence evaluates the effect of these policy changes on high-volume prescribing behaviors among providers in Florida. In the year following PDMP and policy implementation, decreases were […]

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January 1, 2019
Managing Chronic pain

Chronic pain not caused by cancer is among the most prevalent and debilitating medical conditions, but also among the most controversial and complex to manage. The urgency of patients’ needs, the demonstrated effectiveness of opioid analgesics for the management of acute pain and the limited therapeutic alternatives for chronic pain have combined to produce an […]

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January 1, 2019
Member of the Month: Grace Yu, MD

Grace Yu, MD is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Stanford-O’Connor Residency Program where she continues to practice and teach. An active member with the Santa Clara Chapter, Dr. Yu also is a Legislative Key Contact, supports both the CAFP Foundation and Family Physicians PAC, and represents […]

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June 1, 2016
AAFP Gives Members New Tools to Combat Opioid Abuse

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has developed resources to help combat the opioid abuse epidemic, including a chronic pain management toolkit and a continuing medical education (CME) webcast on chronic opioid therapy. “Family physicians are dedicated to being a part of the solution to help slow this national crisis, and the AAFP is dedicated to providing our […]

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