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Message from David E.J. Bazzo, MD, FAAFP, CAFP President

Dr. Bazzo delivers a message to all members on where we are during the COVID-19 pandemic and his optimism on where we are going together as CAFP.

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CAFP Celebrates Local Chapter Leaders

CAFP is proud to announce the current list of local chapter leaders, and we are grateful for their work. These leaders guide local chapter work and represent CAFP in the many communities across California. Are you interested in getting more involved with your local chapter? Connect with your local chapter and see what events are […]

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San Diego AFP Awards Scholarships to Two Medical Students

Joebert Lopez Rosal 2021 Williams Scholarship Winner, San Diego Academy of Family Physicians  Joebert Rosal attended the University of Pennsylvania from 2014 to 2018 for his undergraduate studies, where he majored in Neuroscience and minored in Health Care Management. During his studies in Philadelphia he volunteered at Puentes de Salud, a Spanish speaking community clinic, as […]

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Important Reminder to Physicians Who Prescribe Controlled Substances

There are two critical changes to prescribing laws taking effect on January 1, 2021. First, pads used to write and fill prescriptions for controlled substances are required to have a 12-character serial number, a corresponding barcode, and other security features. Prescribers who do not possess these prescription pads are encouraged to place an order as soon as possible from […]

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The AAFP Has Partnered Once Again With Project N95

To help members who are having trouble acquiring PPE, the AAFP is collaborating again with Project N95 to purchase N95 respirators (certified by the CDC and NIOSH), Level 1 and 2 AAMI isolation gowns, disposable face shields, and examination gloves in bulk. These products are being sold to members at a bulk pricing rate. The […]

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Raul Ayala, MD Selected as California Community Star for 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom has recognized Raul Ayala, MD, as the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health’s selection as California Community Star for 2020. Dr. Ayala serves as the Ambulatory Medical Director at Adventist Health Central Valley Network. He has transformed the health care landscape in the Central Valley through the clinical integration of […]

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Have you reported your 2019 CME?

As a result of COVID-19, members with a December 2019 reporting date were given an extra COVID-year to report their CME credits. According to our records, you still need to report CME for the compliance period ending December 31, 2019. While you have received an extension to report your CME, the CME must have been earned by December […]

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Natividad Family Medicine Residents Bring COVID-19 Prevention to the Fields

It was a typical April overcast morning in Moss Landing when Erika Romero, MD, asked the packing crew’s foreman for a megaphone. In Spanish, the second-year resident in the Natividad Family Medicine Residency program discussed the coronavirus pandemic with a small agricultural worker cohort. The residency program, affiliated with UCSF, is the only one on […]

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Residents Establish Rainbow Clinic for LGBTQ+ Patients

When CAFP members Kathleen Kearns, MD, director of Valley Family Medicine Residency of Modesto (VFMRM),  Anika Godhwani, DO, Associate Program Director, and resident Andrea Silva, MD, shared mutual concerns about the LGBTQ+ community’s healthcare disparities, together they wanted to address the issues. They soon garnered support from other residents and clinic leadership. They all agreed that they […]

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