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Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2017, the year of the Fire Rooster. It is my honor to serve you this year as president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Academy of Family Physicians. As I reflect on the major events affecting medicine locally and internationally in 2016—from the Zika outbreak to California’s passage of […] Read More

President’s Message Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP Spring greetings from the Los Angeles Academy of Family Physicians! Academy members have been very busy this season with advocacy work, educational events, and community outreach. Here are just a few highlights of recent and future events. Advocacy: As Washington recently announced, the Affordable Care Act will be the […] Read More

Editorial Monique George, MD Let’s get real. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed right now. If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, it is exploding with politics. Emotive clickbait-style writing suffocates truth and reason. Stories are biased, mean and occasionally outright fabrications. The onslaught is fatiguing. Scorekeeping ‘journalism’ should have ended sometime between November eighth […] Read More

  Legislative Affairs Update April 2017 Wesley G. Bradford, MD, MPH Campaign rhetoric is colliding with budget and political realities as Congressional Republicans seek to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the proposed American Health Care Act (or “TrumpCare,” depending on one’s political perspective) would have caused millions […] Read More

  MEETING MINUTES AMAM Breakfast Caucus Sacramento, CA   2017 President Dr. Shannon Connolly called the meeting to order and welcomed the 22 members and guests who were present. All names have been placed on record. President Connolly presented the President’s Plaque to Dr. Kevin Rossi with expressions of gratefulness for his dedicated leadership during […] Read More