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Cases and Conversations in Reproductive Health

Reproductive health is an important element of the full-spectrum of family medicine. The current healthcare environment in the US has created fear and anxiety for patients and their physicians, prompted by uncertainty about availability of services, coverage for care and access to physicians. Education and training that build solutions for reproductive health care help to […]

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CDC Adds Flexibility to Prescribing Guidelines

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released updated guidelines (all 88 pages of them) that provide recommendations for clinicians providing pain care, including those prescribing opioids, for outpatients aged ≥18 years. CDC recognized their original guidance was often misapplied; it was supposed to serve as a roadmap for clinicians navigating tricky decisions around […]

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Show and Tell: Threats to Sanctity of Provider-Patient Relationship and Patient Health

By Carol Havens, MD, FAAFP The effect of reversing Roe goes well beyond eliminating elective abortions in many states, it threatens the sanctity of the patient and their health care provider to make decisions about the continuum of safe reproductive services. For example, the decision also has prevented treatment for ectopic pregnancy, premature rupture of […]

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CAFP Virtual Recipe Exchange!

CAFP is hosting a virtual recipe exchange! The holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Sharing food at potlucks and family gatherings is a great way to share history, community and build joyous traditions. Your CAFP family hopes to start a family physician tradition, a virtual recipe exchange. Recipes can […]

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CAFP Takes LA for CMA’s 151st Annual House of Delegates

This past weekend, CAFP’s Specialty Delegation attended CMA’s 151st Annual House of Delegates. CMA’s physician delegates meet annually to establish broad policy on current major issues that have been determined to be the most important issues affecting members, the association, and the practice of medicine. This year’s major issues are Physician Workforce, Health Care Reform, […]

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Family Medicine and Value Based Care

By Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP kyu@aledade.com National Director, Clinical and Community Partnerships, Aledade President, Orange County Chapter, CAFP What is Value-Based Care and What Does it Mean for Family Physicians in Primary Care? Value-based care is the concept that physicians should be reimbursed based on patient outcomes instead of the volume of services provided. The […]

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CAFP Leadership Goes to Washington

Last month, CAFP Leadership traveled to Washington, D.C. for AAFP Congress of Delegates. CAFP leaders took the week by storm. Jay W. Lee, MD was elected to the AAFP Board of Directors and Monica Hahn, MD was awarded AAFP's 2022 Public Health Award. Following the week's events, CAFP President, Lauren Simon, MD attended the Democratic […]

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Updated Children's COVID Vaccine Schedule

Last week, the CDC recommended the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 through 11 years. This follows the FDA authorization of updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech for children ages 5 through 11 years, and from Moderna for children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years. Find more information in the California […]

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Dr. Jasmeet Bains for Assembly District 35

Campaign Update Campaign finance reports filed this week by candidates in the race for Assembly District 35 show a monumental funding advantage for Dr. Jasmeet Bains as we enter the final stretch of the general election campaign. Notably, Dr. Bains raised over $266,000 in the most recent reporting period and has $405,000 cash on hand […]

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