ABFM’s Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment Pilot to Expand in 2020

Building on a successful initial pilot year of its Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA), the ABFM recently announced that the pilot will be expanded in 2020. Family physicians who are currently certified and have their 10-year examination requirement due before December 31, 2020, will have the option to begin participating in the first quarter […]


Premiere CME Opportunities Planned for September & October

Wilmington area members are invited to join us for a brand new CME format, “30 Minute Exchanges – Exploring Hot Topics” on September 12th. This premiere CME dinner program will be held at the Bluewater Waterfront Grill in Wrightsville Beach from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Participants will enjoy three 30-minute sessions: Appreciating Diversity in […]


UNC’s Dr. Victoria Boggiano Elected as AAFP Alternate Resident Delegate for 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Boggiano, MPH, on her recent election as Alternate Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates at last month’s National Conference. A second-year resident at UNC, Dr. Boggiano earned her medical degree at the Stanford School of Medicine and her Master’s in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. In her […]


NCAFP Past President Dr. Shannon Dowler Named Medicaid’s New Chief Medical Officer

Academy Past President Shannon Dowler, MD (’13) has been named the new incoming Chief Medical Officer for the North Carolina Division of Health Benefits/North Carolina Medicaid. Dr. Dowler has a long history of service in leadership roles in North Carolina. Professionally, she most recently served as the Chief of Community Medicine and Ambulatory Population Health […]


NCCare360 Reports on Progress as Program Begins Rollout Across State

The launch of NCCARE360 – the nation’s first state-sponsored technology platform designed to connect healthcare providers and human services organizations – formally began last January, with full statewide implementation targeted to be complete by the end of 2020. As of June 30th, more than 250 organizations across 12 active counties on now onboarded with the […]


Members: Has Your Contact Info or Status Changed?

Each summer, the AAFP begins the process of invoice generation for the upcoming year. 2020 dues invoices will be available for online payment at the end of September, and paper invoices will be mailed to primary addresses in October. Payment deadline is January 1, 2020. Now is a good time to update your contact information […]


Video Showcases Karen Smith’s Approach to Treating Opioid Use Disorder

Raeford’s Dr. Karen Smith was a featured guest on the Business of Healthcare series, explaining how her practice serves patients struggling with opioid use disorders and how she utilizes medication-assisted therapy (MAT) to initiate and sustain their recovery. Her complete interview can be viewed online. In describing her process, Dr. Smith shares some key patient […]


Don’t Miss This Year’s Opportunity to Apply for AAFP’s Health Equity Fellowship

The AAFP and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors are seeking AAFP members to participate in a yearlong health equity fellowship. The Health Equity Fellowship is designed to develop family physicians into leaders who have subject matter expertise in the social, institutional, and cultural influences that impact health. Fellows will be equipped as Family […]


Bill to Close the Coverage Gap Moves Out of Committee

A bill that would expand healthcare coverage (House Bill 655: NC Health Care for Working Families) moved out of the House Health Committee on Tuesday. While not a full expansion of Medicaid as allowed under the Affordable Care Act, the bill would take advantage of federal dollars that would pay for 90 percent of the […]