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2021 Family Physician of the Year Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Lee was awarded the 2021 Family Physician of the Year award at the 2021 All Member Advocacy Meeting (May 15, 2021) The California Academy of Family Physicians presents this prestigious award to an individual who exhibits the finest qualities of family physicians, and who goes above and beyond in service to patients and community. […]

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Shannon Connolly, MD of Orange County Takes Office as President, California Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. Connolly brings a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as she leads the medical specialty society in 2021-22 San Francisco – Shannon Connolly, MD, a family physician who practices in Orange County, this month begins a one-year term as president of the more than 10,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). In this role, […]

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Reimagining Our Work

CAFP Foundation 2020 Annual Report View it here! One thing that became evident during the COVID-19 pandemic is the vital importance of solving problems together. The collaborative relationships we’ve built over the years prepared us to continue serving our members by reimagining our work. While many things around the nation came to a halt, the CAFP […]

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2021 CAFP and CAFP Foundation Award Honorees

Join CAFP at the 2021 All Member Advocacy Meeting as we celebrate the 2021 CAFP and CAFP Foundation Award Winners. The 2021 Family Physician of the Year is Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP. The 2021 Award for Educational Excellence in Honor of Barbara Harris awarded to Monica Hahn, MD, MPH, MS, AAHIVS. The 2021 […]

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8th Annual Resident Poster Contest Presentation (May 23, 2021)

The CAFP Foundation is pleased to support the 8th Annual Resident Poster Contest virtually on Sunday, May 23, 2021. The purpose of the poster competition is to promote scholarly activity by family medicine residents and to provide a unique opportunity for residents to share their research with a network of family doctors. Watch the presentation here!  

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For Dr. Jyothi Patri, her patients are her family

Dr. Patri talks about the relationship with her patients, how she balances her career and family life, and her plans for the Fresno-Kings-Madera Chapter.     When Dr. Jyothi Patri, a Family Physician in Central Valley, CA, won the Top Physicians Under 40 Award in 2019, she was 36 years old. It was a moment […]

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A COVID-19 Vaccine Message from Family Doctors

Thank you to the physicians from the Indian Health Center Santa Clara Valley - Family Medicine Center (O'Connor) & Stanford Family Medicine Residency for participating! Filmed and edited by Emmeline Ha, MD.

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“I live what I preach.” - Alex McDonald, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP

A former pro triathlete, Dr. McDonald promotes preventative medicine, prescribing exercise, good sleep, and nutrition to his patients, while working in the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.   Alex McDonald, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP was known for being fast as a pro triathlete early in his medical career. Now as a family physician, exercise is […]

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Reviving a Chapter: How Dr. Diana Mokaya helped bring doctors to work together

For years Santa Clara chapter was inactive. Now it’s helping fight the ever-growing community disparities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The bylaws were so old that the only copy available was something written on a typewriter, probably from the sixties. The California Academy of Family Physicians chapter of Santa Clara had been inactive for […]

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