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Dr. Ken Yang Named 2018 NC Family Physician of the Year

Dr. Ken T. Yang, a family physician who practices at Clinton Medical Clinic, has been named North Carolina’s 2018 Family Physician of the Year. Dr. Yang was honored during a brief ceremony in Asheville on Friday, November 30th. Dr Yang was noted for having a tremendous impact on his community and his practice in three […]

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Presentations by Governor Cooper and DHHS Secretary Cohen Highlight NCAFP Annual Meeting

It was another fantastic NCAFP Winter Meeting, as approximately 830 attendees converged in Asheville last weekend for five days of learning, networking, advocacy and social events. The meeting also included numerous opportunities to advocate on behalf of family medicine with key state leaders. First, Tom Campbell, Moderator and Producer of NC Spin, interviewed Governor Roy […]

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CMS Releases Updated Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Victory of Family Medicine in Reducing Administrative Burden, Improving Patient Access The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and it contains several strategies advocated by the AAFP to reduce administrative burdens on physicians, and improve patient access-to-care. “The 2019 final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule is a […]

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AAFP and STFM Leadership Take Tour of State’s Medical Schools

The NCAFP welcomed several Family Medicine leaders to North Carolina this week and provided them a barnstorming tour of many of the state’s medical schools. AAFP President-Elect Dr. Gary LeRoy, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Executive Vice President Stacy Brungardt, and AAFP Student Interest Strategist Ashley Bentley where given VIP tours at Campbell, Wake […]

N.C. Academy of Family Physicians Urges Seniors & North Carolinians with Chronic Illness to Get Vaccinated against Pneumococcal Disease this Fall

NC Ranks 49th for Deaths Caused by Pneumonia; Consider Pneumococcal Vaccination when Getting Your Flu Shot, Physician Group Says (Raleigh, N.C.) – October 17, 2018 – The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, the state’s largest specialty medical association, today urged older adults and North Carolinians with chronic conditions such as heart or kidney disease, […]

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The ABFM will Pilot New Examination Alternative Option for 2019

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) has announced a new pilot program designed to assess the value and feasibility of a longitudinal assessment option to the 10-year examination. Physicians who are current with continuous certification and due to take the examination in 2019 would be eligible to participate in the pilot. This new longitudinal […]

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Get Trained to Treat Opioid Addictions with Medication-Assisted Treatment Workshop

With the opioid epidemic raging across North Carolina, delivering frontline addiction management can make a vital difference for patients, families, and communities. The NCAFP is excited to announce that as part of its upcoming 2018 Winter Family Physicians Weekend, physicians can complete 4 of the 8 required hours to prescribe suboxone by attending the Medication-Assisted […]