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Happy Women's History Month!

Today we are highlighting Dr. Thelma E. Frank Blake, who was born in 1910 on a ranch in south Texas. After completing her pre-med requirements at Texas College of Arts & Industries (A&I) in Kingsville, she earned her MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1935. Following a rotating internship at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, she returned to Texas to set up a medical practice in the oil fields of Freer and Benavides, serving as the first female physician employed by the Magnolia Oil Company.

In 1941, Dr. Frank Blake moved to Corpus Christi and set up private practice there. During World War II, she was one of the few practicing doctors in the area since most men were away in the service. In 1972 she worked to develop the Family Practice Residency program at Memorial Medical Center in Corpus Christi.

She was elected the first vice president of the Texas Academy of General Practice (Texas Academy of Family Physicians) in 1968. Pictured is a medication kit from part of her collection housed at the Center.
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Today we join the many dedicated clinicians, advocates, and policy makers who are observing #MaternalHealthAwarenessDay in Texas.

Collectively, we are all working hard every day to improve health outcomes for mothers and their babies through quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, public policy reform, and community awareness to ensure maternal health is prioritized before, during, and after pregnancy.

Let us also take a moment to remember the Texas mothers we have lost because of a pregnancy-related condition. Reported findings from the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee indicate that many of these deaths were preventable. Learn more about the MMMRC's recommendations and how your organization can contribute to this important work for Texas mothers at tinyurl.com/MMMRC2020.

#MHAD2022 #123forMOMS

ACOG District XI American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - ACOG Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies Texas Women's Health Care Coalition - TWHC Texas Department of State Health Services Texas Medical Association Texans Care For Children Texas Perinatal Association Every Body Texas Teaching Hospitals of Texas Texas Academy of Family Physicians Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) Texas Hospital Association Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals The Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Chapter of the AAP Texas Nurses Association AWHONN - The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Texas House Women's Health Caucus March of Dimes AWHONN Texas Section
Congratulations to TCOM and UNTHSC Alumni Dr. Rachel Rube, Class of 2016! She won first-place in the 2021 Texas Academy of Family Physicians research poster competition! Dr. Rube teamed up with Dr. Zachary Sartor and they were awarded first place in the category of Primary Research/Family Physicians. Be sure to check out all of the submissions, many TCOM alum and students turned in great research posters. Congratulations Dr. Rube!
https://www.tafp.org/professional-development/aspcs/poster-competition/virtual-posters-2021
Kelly Bennett, M.D., an associate professor in the #TTUHSC Department of Family Medicine, is the Texas Academy of Family Physicians' December member of the month! Dr. Bennett tells TAFP that one of her favorite things about teaching is seeing a student advance from no knowledge of health care to a full-fledged faculty member working alongside her. #RedRaiderDoc
Our recruiting team is excited to be at the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Annual Summit! Come chat with Deanna Hernandez & Julio Izquierdo to learn about a physician career at Conviva.

Our Care Center’s unique physician-led model focuses on early detection, preventative screening and leveraging technology to ensure the health and wellbeing of our seniors are at the forefront of everything we do. You can learn more and explore opportunities at www.convivacareers.com.

#TAFP #Conviva #Texas #nowhiring #physicians
Dr. Adrian Billings, PhD, is named Texas Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. In this short documentary, Dr. Billings talks about practicing medicine in Presidio, a rural town along the Texas-Mexico border, and why he chose to leave private practice to join a Federally Qualified Health Center. Thank you TAFP for sharing his story, and thank you Dr. Billings for all you do to improve health care in Texas.

Read more: https://www.tafp.org/news/tfp/q2-2021/cover
Caring for moms, dads, kids and grands: Hear from patients about why JPS family medicine physicians are such terrific #FamilyDocsWhoDoItAll. Happy Doctors' Week JPS Family Medicine Residency!
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When Ikemefuna “Ike” Okwuwa, M.D., came to the United States from Nigeria and began his residency in 2009, it didn’t take long for him to put down roots with the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin campus!
Recently, one of our long-time faculty, Dr Amer Shakil, was inaugurated as Texas Academy of Family Physicians President!! Listen to his full address here:
https://www.tafp.org/news/fall-2020/member-news/President-Shakil
Congratulations Dr Shakil!!
Join us this morning as we discuss preventative medicine measures during Covid-19 with Texas Medical Association and The Texas Academy of Family Physicians. We go live on Facebook at 10am. See you there! #HD125
Primary care sustainability and payment reform are key elements to Thursday’s panel: Jeff Bullard, MD, Catalyst Health Network, Scott J. Cullen, MD, Accenture, and Tom Banning, Texas Academy of Family Physicians. Join Texas Primary Care Consortium as they discuss goals of quadruple aim and key elements of prospective payment systems: https://bit.ly/3jqw0Le
#PrimaryCareisPrimary #Health4AllTX #PaymentReform​​ #QuadrupleAim
Prioritizing primary care: Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Texas Medical Association, TMF Health Quality Institute, PathAdvantage, Catalyst Health Network, Texas Department of State Health Services, Amerigroup, UNT Health Science Center, St. David's Foundation, The Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Chapter of the AAP, IT'S TIME TEXAS, Rural and Community Health Institute - RCHI, Texas Academy of Family Physicians are supporting TPCC for the 2020 Virtual Summit to improve health and healthcare in Texas, together. Join us: https://bit.ly/3jqw0Le #PrimaryCareisPrimary #Health4AllTX Texas Health Institute

The Texas Academy of Family Physicians is the premier membership organization dedicated to uniting the family physicians of Texas through advocacy, education and member services, and empowering them to provide a medical home for patients of all ages.

The vision of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians is to promote a health-care environment that values the vital role of family doctors in providing quality, comprehensive care to all Texans. The Texas Academy of Family Physicians is the state’s largest medical specialty organization, with more than 7,000 member physicians, residents, and medical students throughout 33 local chapters. TAFP serve

Operating as usual

04/30/2022

Attend a TAFP virtual Knowledge Self-Assessment Workshop this summer and fulfill your ABFM Maintenance of Certification. Limited to the first 30 registrants.

https://web.cvent.com/event/ccdc47f6-9b3a-4003-85b6-0cdd487126fa/summary

04/29/2022

TAFP staff had a great time attending last week's Texas HOSA state conference. Read more about their experience and find out how you can volunteer to support high school students interested in family medicine.

https://www.tafp.org/blog/hosa-conference-2022

04/29/2022

Just some of the Texas delegation to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference of Constituency Leaders. TAFP is proud to have such great representation!

04/28/2022

Meet our April Member of the Month: Richard David, MD, who was integral in launching the Family Medicine Athens Residency with the UT Tyler Health Science Center.

https://www.tafp.org/membership/spotlight/april-2022

04/28/2022

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Thank you to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for these new vaccination resources to celebrate World Immunization Week!

Building Confidence When Talking to Parents About Children's Vaccines
https://tafp.org/Media/Default/Downloads/building-confidence.pdf

How to Approach Conversations With Parents About Routine Pediatric Vaccinations
https://tafp.org/Media/Default/Downloads/how-to-approach-conversations.pdf

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04/26/2022

Register today for the Texas Family Medicine Symposium, held June 10-12. Join us to learn, network, and enjoy the lush amenities of San Antonio’s La Cantera Hill Country Resort and Spa!

https://web.cvent.com/event/4b8a2a36-96b4-4e58-a264-95d8568ab655/summary

TAFP - Highlights from TAFP’s Interim Session, April 8-9 04/22/2022

TAFP - Highlights from TAFP’s Interim Session, April 8-9

If you missed this year's Interim Session, check out the highlights!

https://www.tafp.org/news/cfw2022-report

TAFP - Highlights from TAFP’s Interim Session, April 8-9 Highlights from TAFP’s Interim Session, April 8-9 Tags: interim session, interim session highlights, C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session, public health, workforce, medical practice Thursday, April 14, 2022 2:27:00 PM Highlights from TAFP’s 2022 Interim Session Words and video by Sama...

04/20/2022

It's not too late to register for our first social media webinar with Dr. Mike Sevilla, happening Thursday evening at 6:30. You may know him from his own very active and fun social media accounts. We're excited to learn from the best of the best!

https://www.tafp.org/professional.../social-media-webinar

04/20/2022

Meet our April Member of the Month: Richard David, MD, who was integral in launching the Family Medicine Athens Residency with the UT Tyler Health Science Center.

https://www.tafp.org/membership/spotlight/april-2022

Timeline photos 04/19/2022

Thank you American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for highlighting TAFP member Dr. Rashmi Rode and her journey to family medicine.

Rashmi Rode, MD, had been a practicing gynecologist for six years when she decided to start over with a second residency, a new specialty and a new country. Read her story in today's #FamilyDocFocus. http://ow.ly/p52G50IM2QH

TAFP - Social media webinar series with Mike Sevilla, MD 04/19/2022

TAFP - Social media webinar series with Mike Sevilla, MD

Join us Thursday for our first of three webinars on social media for family docs with Dr. Mike Sevilla. We're excited to learn from the best of the best!

https://www.tafp.org/professional-development/social-media-webinar

TAFP - Social media webinar series with Mike Sevilla, MD Social media webinar series with Mike Sevilla, MD Tags: social media Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:22:00 PM Social media webinar series with Dr. Mike Sevilla Join TAFP this spring for an informative three-part webinar series focusing on social media for family physicians. Mike Sevilla, MD, will guide you...

04/09/2022

Thank you all for joining us at this year’s C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session!

Be on the lookout soon for registration to open for the Texas Family Medicine Symposium, June 10-12 in San Antonio. We hope to see you there!

04/09/2022

Our first Transition to Practice Track got a great start with a presentation on the future of family medicine from Austin Regional Clinic: ARC founder Dr. Norman Chenven.

04/09/2022

The Residency and Career Fair lasts until 5pm today in the Arbor and Foyer.

Please remember to complete your CME evaluations in the TAFP app before Thursday, April 14. Certificates will be emailed out next week.

04/09/2022

Thank you Doc-Related for joining us at the Member Assembly!

04/09/2022

We’ll see you at 7:30 this morning for the Member Assembly, which includes an exciting presentation from Doc-Related, info on value-based care in Texas, and some TAFP business.

Also, a reminder to download the TAFP app if you haven’t done so yet for easy access to schedules, CME evaluations, slides, and more.

https://tafp.org/professional-development/cfw/app

Following the Member Assembly will be our first-ever council forums. All members are welcome, and you can pop in and out of any of them. We’d love to see you there for important conversations around the work our councils are doing.

Get the sched and agendas here: https://www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw/interim-session/council-forums

TAFP - TAFP Marketing Opportunities 04/08/2022

TAFP - TAFP Marketing Opportunities

Interested in meeting TAFP members as an exhibitor at a future meeting? We’ve still got limited space available for both our summer and fall meetings.

Don’t miss out on getting in front of family docs from across Texas! Contact us today.

tafp.org/marketing

TAFP - TAFP Marketing Opportunities TAFP Marketing Opportunities Tags: marketing, advertising, exhibit, symposium, mobile app, annual session and scientific assembly, annual session, c. frank webber lectureship, interim session, primary care summit Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:57:00 PM TAFP Marketing Opportunities Exhibit at TAFP confe...

04/08/2022

Attention students and residents! We’ll see you on the Plaza Patio at 5pm for a fun reception hosted by your chairs.

Open to all TAFP members, tomorrow’s council forums will be our first ever. Feel free to stop by any of them to learn more about the councils and their current work. We’ll have presentations from Equality Health Texas HOSA Suki.

Check out the agendas here: https://www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw/interim-session/council-forums

04/08/2022

Don’t forget to check out our great exhibitors in the Arbor during your breaks! We want to thank them greatly for joining us and supporting TAFP.

AbbVie
Austin Regional Clinic: ARC
Baylor Scott & White Health
CoachCare
Concord Medical Group
Ideal Protein
PathGroup
Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT)

04/08/2022

Good morning! We’re excited to kick off CME this morning. TAFP staff will be at the registration desk in the lobby for any needs you may have throughout the day.

Search TAFP in your app store to download the TAFP conference app. It’ll be your easiest access to schedules, CME evaluations, slides, and more. https://www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw/app

Also, all TAFP Council meetings are about to begin, at 10am. See you there!

04/07/2022

Welcome to Austin, folks, and welcome to our 2022 C. Frank Webber Lectureship & Interim Session! Stop by the registration desk in the lobby to pick up your nametag and grab any information you might need.

Search TAFP in your app store to download the TAFP conference app. Once it opens, search Austin and download all materials for CFW & IS. It’ll give you easy access to schedules, CME evaluations, slides, and more. Learn more here: https://tafp.org/professional-development/cfw/app

We will see you all bright and early tomorrow morning for the first day of CME as well as TAFP business meetings. See you then!

04/06/2022

Joining us this week in Austin for the TAFP C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session? Don't miss these brand new events!

https://www.tafp.org/blog/new-events-cfw

04/04/2022

What will it mean to be a family physician in the coming decades? Austin member Larry Kravitz, MD, and his colleague, Lily Cormier, argue family medicine must take on a leadership role in population health and community medicine while embracing technological advances, or risk irrelevance.

“There are really two futures for family medicine. The future of bright science, and the threat of potential social and environmental deterioration. We need to prepare for both.”

https://www.tafp.org/blog/future-of-family-medicine

04/02/2022

In addition to the 16.25 CME credits offered and our standard council meetings, we have a series of exciting firsts at this year’s C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session, happening April 8 – 9 in Austin.

You won’t want to miss the first Interim Session Member Assembly, or our councils’ first live forums. Both offer a great opportunity to get more involved in TAFP business and hear some interesting speakers.

https://www.tafp.org/blog/new-events-cfw

Analysis: Texas gets a respite on Medicaid, but not a cure for the uninsured 04/01/2022

Analysis: Texas gets a respite on Medicaid, but not a cure for the uninsured

The federal government may have decided to continue financial support for Texas residents in the form of Medicaid, but the state still has to find solutions for uninsured Texans. Not only that, but Texas also has more uninsured residents than any other state: 4.9 million.

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/03/30/texas-medicaid-uninsured/

Analysis: Texas gets a respite on Medicaid, but not a cure for the uninsured Texas got a temporary reprieve on Medicaid funding from the federal government. But that won’t solve underlying problems with high numbers of uninsured Texans and the plight of hospitals in the state — especially those in rural areas.

Local corporations must invest in rural health care 04/01/2022

Local corporations must invest in rural health care

"Our current rural health care crisis is an opportunity for business leaders and their public counterparts to put aside competition and invest in improving their communities."

A new model in the Permian Basin could be the solution to the state's current rural health care shortage.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2022/03/27/local-corporations-must-invest-in-rural-healthcare/

Local corporations must invest in rural health care The past two years have put an incredible strain on our health care system. A drop in COVID cases eased the pressure brought on by a health care worker...

Photos from Texas Academy of Family Physicians's post 03/30/2022

Happy National Doctors' Day to our amazing physicians across state. Thank you for all you do for the patients of Texas!

03/29/2022

TAFP - Putting mental health tools in the hands of primary care physicians

After recognizing a discrepancy between mental health needs and primary care’s capacity to manage the need, faculty at Waco Family Medicine created an online library of free tools to be used for the psychopharmacologic treatment of mental and behavioral health disorders.

Read about this clinical support tool in a post by Waco Family Medicine Residency faculty member, Dr. Zach Sartor.

https://tafp.org/blog/Waco-guide

TAFP - Putting mental health tools in the hands of primary care physicians Putting mental health tools in the hands of primary care physicians Tags: Waco guide, psychopharmacology, mental health, clinical tools Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:16:00 PM Access psychopharmacology clinical support with The Waco Guide By Zach Sartor, MD We are living amid a mental health epidemic....

03/29/2022

"A family medicine physician’s impact in their community is immeasurable, and I wanted to give back in a similarly meaningful way by following this career path."

Meet our March Member of the Month, Dr. Zach Sartor of Waco Family Medicine.

https://www.tafp.org/membership/spotlight/march-2022

03/24/2022

In addition to the 16.25 CME credits offered and our standard council meetings, we have a series of exciting firsts at this year’s C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session, happening April 8 – 9 in Austin.

You won’t want to miss the first Interim Session Member Assembly, or our councils’ first live forums. Both offer a great opportunity to get more involved in TAFP business and hear some interesting speakers.

https://www.tafp.org/blog/new-events-cfw

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TAFP’s strategic plan for 2019 and beyond focuses on helping members care for patients.

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