PAFP Media Coverage Blowout: June and July
In terms of raw public and news media awareness, no period in the PAFP's 64-year history has been as active as June and July of this year. In fact, we were so busy with media engagements at the end of last month that we had to push our "This Month in Review" email back by an entire month - the proverbial "good problem to have" if there ever was one.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy reading how your PAFP friends and colleagues are representing the family medicine specialty throughout Pennsylvania! As always, if you have questions about talking to the media, or if you saw something we missed in your local paper or on the evening news, let us know!
Dateline Pittsburgh for 06/03/12 June 3, 2012
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette lists the installation of Dr. Kevin Wong as the PAFP's 66th president in its recurring "Dateline Pittsburgh" column.
Anti-inflammatory diet won't cure rheumatoid arthritis, but it can't hurt June 3, 2012
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Featuring Dr. Peter Cardinal, a member of the PAFP and its Legal and Government Affairs Commission (LGAC). Will a diet change ease the pain of those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis?
Navy Family Medicine Programs Prep to Graduate Medical Home Port Specialists June 5, 2012
Navy Medicine Live
Former PAFP student leader Lt. Kevin Bernstein, MD of the U.S. Navy discusses the graduating class of naval medical officers and its training in the medical home care model.
Doctor chosen president-elect of state board June 15, 2012
Go Crawford County (Titusville, Pa.)
Go Crawford County highlights PAFP member Dr. William Sonnenberg, the PAFP's president-elect who will begin his presidency in May 2013.
PA: More than $520M in Medicare, Medicaid fees went to potentially avoidable hospital stays June 15, 2012
Pennsylvania Independent (Harrisburg, Pa.)
With Molly Talley, PAFP Director of Resident and Student Affairs. Could new models of primary care reduce potentially avoidable hospital stays?
Fired Physician's Bad-Faith Allegations Raise Jury Question on HCQIA Immunity June 21, 2012
Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter (national)
Charles I. Artz, Esq., PAFP legal counsel, testifies as a witness in Babb v. Centre Community Hospital before a state appeals court.
ACA Medicaid expansion would cost $2B through 2019 June 22, 2012
Pennsylvania Independent (Harrisburg, Pa.)
With PAFP Board Chair and Immediate Past President Dennis Gingrich, MD. Possible effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the health care law are discussed.
Health care reform has mixed response from Pennsylvanians June 28, 2012
abc27 News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Featuring PAFP 2012-13 Board Chair Dennis Gingrich, MD. The Supreme Court has upheld the majority of the Affordable Care Act. How are Pennsylvanians responding?
Health care reform ruling ushers in time for action July 5, 2012
Central Penn Business Journal (Harrisburg, Pa.)
With PAFP Manager of Media and Public Relations Bryan Peach. What does the Supreme Court's health care law ruling mean for the business community in Central Pennsylvania?
Doctors group promotes e-system, family practices July 11, 2012
The Penn-Trafford Star (The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) (Trafford, Pa.)
In the midst of federal health care reform, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians adapts its policies on the state level to focus on patient-centered care. Featuring PAFP 2012-13 President Kevin Wong, MD and PAFP Executive Vice President and CEO John Jordan.
Physician Social Media Guide July 15, 2012
Family Medicine Rocks
Dr. Mike Sevilla introduces the PAFP's Primary Care & Social Media guide and discusses his involvement in its creation.
Best of medical blogs - weekly review and blog carnival July 17, 2012
In its weekly summary of the best medical blog posts, CasesBlog discusses the PAFP'sPrimary Care & Social Media guide via Dr. Mike Sevilla's Family Medicine Rocks blog.
West York student wins anti-smoking poster contest July 17, 2012
Cram Session (York Daily Record) (York, Pa.)
Cram Session, a York Daily Record blog, recognizes the PAFP's 2012 Tar Wars poster contest winner, 11-year-old Alexis Colon of Lincolnway Elementary School.
Doctor moved to help patients, advocate for new residents July 23, 2012
The Altoona Mirror (Altoona, Pa.)
PAFP member Dr. Sabesan "Saby" Karuppiah discusses his love of working with medical students and residents with The Altoona Mirror.
York doctor named Pa.'s Family Physician of the Year July 27, 2012
The York Dispatch (York, Pa.)
The York Dispatch profiles Dr. Robert Fawcett, the PAFP's 2012 Family Physician of the Year, highlighting some of his favorite parts of family medicine.
Penn State Hershey takes the lead in implementing new care model July 31, 2012
Penn State Live (State College, Pa.)
Recent developments in Penn State Hershey Medical Group's adoption of the Patient-Centered Medical Home and its principles, including the reception of a PAFP grant, are discussed.
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