familypractice.com??

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  1. melie814

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    Anyone know what happened to familypractice.com. I liked doing the online questions. Now AAFP bought the domain and the qestions are gone. Where do others go to do online questions?
     
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    Here's what the AAFP offers: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/cme.html

    You can also get online CME from Medscape and other places.
     
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    What a rip off.

    Leave it to aafp to screw thing up. I guess they didnt like the free competition.

    This almost useless organization is here to do one thing. Make money.
     
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    Your anger is misplaced. The AAFP had nothing whatsoever to do with the demise of Familypractice.com. They merely acquired the domain name after the site's original owner, MDChoice.com, determined that the site "no longer fit with their strategy." The site was originally a joint venture between the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the Medical Learning Company. They have not been involved in the site since its sale to MDChoice.com.

    The In-Training questions that you are interested in are still part of the AAFP site, along with expanded CME materials. All of this is spelled out on Familypractice.com.

    If you have specific feedback to offer the AAFP, you'll find contact information here.
     
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    Still a semi-useless organization.
     
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    You're certainly entitled to your opinion. As a board member of my state AAFP chapter, however, I can assure you that my opinion is somewhat different.

    If you don't like something, get involved and change it for the better. ;)
     
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    That is the kind of thinking that get you trapped in an organization that has done very little to advance FP. Now they come out with some joke called "the future of family medicine". Purchase EMR and bill more and become the center of care for your patients. Riiiight.

    Like that is going to change how specialist view FPs. It's pathetic how FP's have are pushed out of the hospitals for procedures and OB. It's pathetic how FP's are under the microscope for procedures done in the office.

    It sickens me on how the aafp has not fought nearly enough to limit how FNPs practice. Most can now practice independently. If they are doing what I'm doing, then why would an insurance company put any VALUE to my work.

    If the aafp really wanted to help physicians they would put an all out effort to stop the liquidation of family medicine.

    Most residency programs in FP have to walk on egg shells. FPs can treat and manage more than 75% of everything that walks in the door but are not allowed to.

    20 years ago FP's ran the ER and did surgery if they wanted to. Now, most of the time they can't even work in the ER.

    What a joke. The aafp has very little power. They gave it all up.
     
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    Again, I sense misplaced anger. The forces shaping modern medicine are many and varied, and beyond the control of any single organization.

    That would imply that they had it in the first place, wouldn't it? ;)

    I'm not going to argue with you about any of these issues. Many of them are legitimate. If you're that upset about it, I hope you're doing more than just venting on SDN. Those energies need to be properly directed in order to be useful. :)
     

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