GAFP Leader, Samuel L. Church, MD featured in AAFP FPM Journal Blog

The parking lot visit: how it works Samuel L. Church, MD, MPH, and Jessica Grooms, CMA, care for a patient in the parking lot of Synergy Health in Hiawassee, Georgia. In an effort to minimize patient and staff exposure to infectious pathogens (COVID-19, influenza, etc.), many offices are redefining the waiting, triage, and exam rooms. […]

Immediate Needs Community Grants Now Available

To:  GAFP Members From: Patrick “PJ” Lynn, MD, FAAFP President, Georgia Healthy Family Alliance RE: Immediate Needs Community Grants Now Available From GHFA – GAFP Foundation The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) Executive Committee met last week to address the current COVID-19 crisis unfolding in communities across Georgia. Effective immediately, GHFA is opening applications for […]

AAFP Foundation Offers Scholarships to National Conference

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (National Conference) will take place Thursday-Saturday, July 30–August 1, in Kansas City, MO. Past attendees consistently rate this event as an invaluable opportunity because of the practical sessions, networking, and chance to learn more about family medicine. The AAFP Foundation is offering 250 Family […]

Welcome to Family Medicine, M4 Medical Students!

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians would like to congratulate all medical students on a successful Match Day held on March 20th. Although celebrations were different this year, we hope that everyone was able to find a way to share the excitement with their friends and family! We heard from Monica Newton, DO, Residency Program […]

GHA and GAFP Partnership for Coordinated Patient Care: COVID-19

Ensuring Proper Testing of Patients from Community Health Centers  Recognizing that individuals who suspect they have COVID-19 may call physicians at community health centers, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) recognize it is important to have a plan in place to ensure these patients are properly tested by […]