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We can effect change… According to the CDC, approximately 70% of American adults are overweight or obese, and this number is only increasing. We know the risks associated with being overweight/obese – diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, certain forms of cancers, etc, so this is certainly a public health crisis worth our attention. Now more than […] Read More

Obamacare “Repeal & Replace” options crash in Washington (again). Perennial campaign promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare” were no match for political realities, intraparty division in Washington, opposition from nearly every health care and patient organizations, as well as many state governors. The latest slimmed-down “Skinny Repeal” version would have eliminated health-insurance mandates for individuals […] Read More

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING MINUTES Beverly Hills Marriott, Los Angeles, CA May 19, 2017 President, Shannon Connolly called the meeting to order.  She welcomed members and guests and thanked them for coming.  Names of 25 attendees are placed on record. After offering some follow-up remarks about the AMAM and the CAFP procedural workshop, Dr. Connolly transitioned […] Read More

NCFMRMS Scholarship Recipient Report Andrea Colt Keck School of Medicine of USC MS3   Thanks to the generous scholarship from the Los Angeles Academy of Family Physicians, I was able to attend the 2017 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. I was one of 30 medical students and residents selected to […] Read More

The Nominating Committee met by phone on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 7:00 pm.  Members present were Felix Aguilar, MD; Rebecca Bertin, MD; Shannon Connolly, MD; Monique George, MD; Po-Yin Samuel Huang, MD; Katrina Miller, MD; Daniel Pio, MD; Kevin Rossi, MD; and Arlet Sarkissian, MD.  Executive Director, Roxanne Kuns, was also present.   The […] 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

  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