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A Legacy of Public Health Leadership by Utah Family Physicians

February 23, 2021

Utah Academy of Family Physicians congratulates two members and leaders, Dr. Marc Babitz and Dr. Sarah Woolsey, for their public health leadership in Utah. Dr. Babitz will retire from the…

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Utah’s Governor Asked for My Help, and I am Glad to Give It

February 12, 2021

In his weekly COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday, Governor Spencer Cox called on medical professionals to volunteer to assist with Utah’s ongoing vaccination effort. As of Friday, 489,716 doses had…

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Children’s Hearing Aid Program (CHAP)

January 21, 2021

Children learn so much by hearing.  Early growth of the brain in the first few years of life cannot be made up later.  To develop the auditory part of the…

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COVID-19 Vaccine News in Utah

January 12, 2021

Updated as of 1/15/21 More details come out at the state level regularly about how the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to be distributed over the next few months. NATIONAL NEWS…

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E&M Summary Now Available

December 11, 2020

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule, along with the CMS fact sheet. The final MPFS confirmed…

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AAFP Delegate to the American Medical Association – House of Delegates (AMA-HOD)

November 23, 2020

Scope of Work  The American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA HOD) is the main policymaking body of the AMA consisting of senior physicians, resident physicians, and students. The AMA…

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What Your Doctor Won’t Do

November 20, 2020

COVID-19 cases are surging in Utah at an unsustainable rate. By now, you probably know (or know of) several people in your personal circle who have fallen ill. Many of…

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It’s a Wrap! Final Day of the Virtual Congress of Delegates

October 13, 2020

By Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP Well, we made it through this landmark Congress of Delegates. Knitted together as a Utah Delegation on a busy text chain, logged on safely…

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Days 3 and 4 of AAFP Congress of Delegates

October 12, 2020

AAFP Congress of Delegates Townhall – My first. By Saphu Pradhan, MD An evening of speeches from the executives of the AAFP was quite informative and held my attention throughout.…

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Day 2 of AAFP Congress of Delegates

October 7, 2020

By Dr. Kirsten Stoesser Welcome to day two of the AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD)! Today’s discussions focused on resolutions submitted in the areas of Advocacy and of Organization and…

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