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KY LEADS Lung Cancer Screening Webinar with Free CME Now Available On-Demand!

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By |June 29th, 2017|Front News|

Our KAFP President was 1 of 13 individuals who were invited to a Listening Session at the Whitehouse concerning the ACA

Click HERE to read more.

By |June 29th, 2017|News|

Call for Resolutions for 2017 KAFP All Member Meeting

Please note the following deadlines for submission of Resolutions to be presented to the 2017 KAFP All Member Meeting:
Deadline for receipt of Resolutions for reproduction and inclusion in Delegates’ handbook is October 1, 2017.  If a Resolution is not received by the KAFP office prior to October 1, 2017, any member of the KAFP may […]

By |June 15th, 2017|Front News|

Official Call for the 2017 KAFP All Member Meeting

Notice is hereby given of the 66th Annual Scientific Assembly Session of the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians to be held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, KY.

Pursuant to Article VII Bylaws of the Kentucky Chapter, American Academy of Family Physicians, the 57th Annual Meeting of the All Member Meeting will be held Friday, November […]

By |June 15th, 2017|Front News|

KAFP Advocacy Update: Memorandum to All Membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORANDUM
TO: All Membership
FROM: Patty Swiney, MD, co-Chair of Advocacy
DATE: May 25, 2017
SUBJECT: Pending June 16th Governor Executive Order

The KAFP Advocacy Committee deems it necessary to keep its membership informed on current legislative issues that can affect the ability of family doctors to provide quality and effective healthcare to all Kentuckians. As such, we want to […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Hot Topics|

KASPER UPDATE

Gabapentin will become a Schedule 5 controlled substance in Kentucky effective July 1, 2017.

The Cabinet’s Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch prepared the attached fact sheet to provide general information to practitioners and pharmacies regarding the change.
This fact sheet is posted on the KASPER public web page at www.chfs.ky.gov/KASPER

By |April 19th, 2017|Front News, News|

KAFP response to American Health Care Act (AHCA) (aka House Republican Health Care Plan)

To: Advocacy Committee and KAFP Membership

From: W.C. Thornbury, MD, President

Subj: KAFP response to American Health Care Act (AHCA) (aka House Republican Health Care Plan

The Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians exists to improve the health of Kentuckians. We understand that this is best accomplished, in part, by ensuring health care coverage that promotes an established and […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Front News, News|

On Feb. 23, Dr. Melanie Story from Louisville, KY Testified on DPC for SB 79

I want to thank Senator Alvarado and members of the committee for having me today and appreciate the opportunity to discuss direct primary care. I, Melanie Story, I am a family physician. I own Genesis 1 Health; a Direct Primary Care practice in Louisville, Kentucky. I have practiced Family Medicine in Kentucky […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Front News, News|

Antibiotic Stewardship Presentation by Mary Bardin, RN, QSource on Tuesday, February 21

Antibiotic Stewardship Presentation by Mary Bardin, RN, QSourceTue, Feb 21, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST; 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM EST

Description:  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky is ranked number 2 in antibiotic prescribing nationally. Approximately 269 million antibiotic prescriptions were dispensed from outpatient pharmacies in 2013.  QSource has resources to assist […]

By |February 20th, 2017|News|

Your Advocacy Chair, Dr. Patty Swiney, Provides an Excellent Testimony in Support of HB 147

Representatives,
I am Dr. Patty Swiney- Fellow of the AAFP and a Past President of the KAFP here in support of HB147. I am also, more importantly, the mom of 2 college students.

Family Docs wear many hats and care for all ages- or as we like to say “from the womb to the tomb”. This includes […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Front News, News|