Archive for March, 2018

Don’t miss out on upcoming CME webinars: Register Today!!

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is bringing you webinars with key information that is vital to Georgia’s family physicians and your patient population.  These educational CME webinars offer a streamlined, comprehensive approach to services that are needed and accessible to clinicians. Please register and plan on participating to hear the latest updates.

Innovations in Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care – March 28th at 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

Please click the link to register for the March 28th webinar.

Manage Webinar for “Choosing Quality Measures to Maximize your MIPS Quality Score

April 24th – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Congenital Syphilis   – April 25th at 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm

Please click the link to register for the April 25th webinar.

Seeking Family Physician Who is Exemplary in Supporting Georgia’s Maternal and Health Population

The Georgia Academy, in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health, is seeking nominees for the Georgia Department of Public Health 2018 Award. This award is given to members who have supported Georgia’s mothers and children above and beyond the scope of family medicine.  Last year’s awardee was Jonathan Lynch, MD of Cairo, is the Medical Director of First Option Care, a comprehensive outreach clinic for mothers with unplanned pregnancies and limited resources.

We are looking for you or a colleague to let us know about what you are doing in your community.  Please email Tenesha Wallace ( with the name of your nominee and a few sentences about what makes them unique in their support of healthy mothers and children.  The award will be presented at our Summer CME meeting in June.  Please send your response no later than April 12th.

Early Bird Pricing Ends April 16… Don’t Miss Out!

All good things must come to an end, including the best pricing we’ll offer – don’t miss the only early registration discount for the Summer CME Family Medicine Weekend, June 14-17, at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, FL.

The three-day meeting will provide an overview of clinical topics including: Case Studies on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Hemophilia Awareness, and Chronic Disease Management and much more!  We also balance the CME sessions with family and beach activities. The full agenda is available to preview at

Omni Amelia Island Resort give guests an authentic feel for the local flavor. Enjoy luxurious world-class resort pools, championship golf, full-service spa, endless dining options and family-friendly activities. Stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach or spend an afternoon kayaking and paddle boarding through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands. This event sells out every year so make your hotel reservations now!  Room rates at the Amelia Island start at $259 a night. To make your reservations, call 1-888-261-6161 and request the Georgia Academy of Family Physician’s room block or make your reservations online at the Omni Amelia Island website (GAFP room rates automatically applied). The room block closes on May 12, 2018.

To learn more about the agenda and registration, visit and you can always call GAFP offices at 800-392-3841 to register by phone.

Boogie to the Beach with GAFP for Fun, Sun, and CME.

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2018 GAFP Medical Student Family Medicine Day deemed a success

More than 35 AAFP/GAFP medical students from around Georgia and South Carolina gathered in Atlanta for the Academy’s medical student meeting, held in conjunction with the 2018 GAFP March Conclave. Students met for a “Day in the Life of a Family Doc” discussion with Keynote Speaker: Gerald “Jay” Fetter from the American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) and robust hands-on skill training workshops led by GAFP leaders and residency program faculty. The presentations and skills workshop were followed by a residency recruitment fair with eight residency programs from around the state of Georgia. The students finished the day with a networking dinner at Maggiano’s with family physician leaders sharing their “Magic Moments in Family Medicine”.

Natalie Cazeau (M3) said “the student meeting was so informative and inspiring.” Julie Stephens (M2) said, “the meeting was the perfect break from classes, and I loved the stress seminar.”

The medical students who attended were: Carley Borrelli (Medical College of Georgia – Augusta), Rachel Banach (University of Medicine and Health Sciences), Brittany Pena (GA-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic), Natalie Cazeau (University of Medicine and Health Sciences), Suzanne Wang (GA – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Rebecca Kim (MCCG), Kelechi Onyedimma (GA – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Sun Hee (Sunny) Shin(Medical College of Georgia), Il Kyu Oh (Medical College of Georgia), Maryam Robinson (Medical College of GA), Carmen Collins (Medical College of Georgia), Joseph Coppiano (Medical College of Georgia), Kaylyn Bell (Mercer University School of Medicine – Macon), Kenneth Hearn (AU/UGA Medical Partnership– Athens), Aaron Doctor (Morehouse School of Medicine), Alayna  Dukes Mercer University School of Medicine – Macon), Sophia Gorgens (Emory School of Medicine), Sahra Ahmadi (Mercer School of Medicine), Harriet  Hagele (Mercer University School of Medicine), Macy McNair (Morehouse School of Medicine), Tyra Smith (GA – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Landon Irvin (Morehouse School of Medicine), Niti Khambhati (Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University), Timothy Erdei (Medical College of Georgia), Dyanna Fountain (Morehouse School of Medicine), Jane  Puntkattalee (Medical College of Georgia), Julia Stephens (Medical College of Georgia- Athens), Shilpa Jhol (GA – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Meredith Beck (Medical College of Georgia – AU), Daryl Singleton (Morehouse School of Medicine), Evan Miller (Mercer University School of Medicine), and Amanda Seibert (Mercer University School of Medicine).


Augusta (FMIG) Medical Students and Family Medicine Residents presents the Tar Wars tobacco prevention program at the Augusta Boys and Girls Club

Augusta Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Medical Students and Family Medicine Residents recently presented the Tar Wars tobacco prevention program to more than 40 youth at the Augusta Boys and Girls Club in Augusta, Georgia. In addition to learning about the dangers of tobacco use the students also received information on second hand smoke and avoiding new and emerging tobacco products like E-Cigarettes and Hookahs. To learn how you can present the program in your community contact Kara Sinkule at

Support for Tar Wars provided by the W.G. Raoul Foundation