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Dr. Jasmeet Bains Wins Election to State Assembly District 35

Dr. Jasmeet Bains declared a historic and decisive victory in the November 8, 2022, general election, becoming the first Sikh American and woman of Indian American descent to be elected to the California Legislature. Assemblymember-elect Jasmeet Bains, MD, released the following statement after receiving the latest ballot count: “We did it! Thanks to a tremendous […]

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Calling All Creative Family Docs!

We’re looking for fun or impactful design ideas for CAFP swag in our Family Docs Store! Your design can be digital, hand drawn, or even a catchy phrase. Send your best ideas to cafp@familydocs.org. The winner will receive Family Docs swag and we may feature your design in our store.

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E-Spotlight: Reevaluating the Approach to COPD Management

By William Diez, DMSc, PA-C, RRT, AE-C, MSL – Respiratory & Immunology, AstraZeneca I have had the privilege to serve patients as a health care provider for almost 20 years: the first 12 as a respiratory care practitioner, 4 as an emergency medicine physician assistant, and the last 3 as a medical science liaison. In that time, […]

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Dr. Bains Elected to State Assembly!

The results are in — Dr. Bains will be the next Assemblymember for District 35! We want to thank everyone who supported her campaign. From donating, knocking on doors, and phone banking, you helped get a family physician elected to State Assembly! Jasmeet’s campagin reached new voters in the Central valley, encouraged people to vote […]

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CAFP receives $3.3 million grant to California Residency Program Collaborative (CRPC-3)

CAFP is excited to begin work on a third learning collaborative! CRPC-3 will address the opioid epidemic through prevention, treatment, and recovery services. The grant implements a learning collaborative that provides multiple physician specialties and their care teams with education, resources, and tools to transform practice and improve patient care in OUD, SUD and addiction. […]

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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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