The Washington Academy of Family Physicians represents approximately 3,700 physicians, residents, and students. We provide advocacy, education, development, research and leadership for the specialty of family medicine. We are a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Free CME to Boost Immunization Rates in Black Communities

AAFP is offering CME worth up to 21 credits with the goal of improving vaccination rates among Black Americans. The AAFP’s website has more information on the program, which is…

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Nominations Open for AAFP Commissions, Other Leadership Positions

The American Academy of Family Physicians is now accepting nominations for to serve on AAFP’s commissions, to serve as an AAFP delegate to the American Medical Association, and to serve…

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Dates, Other Info on Telemedicine-Related Legislation Passed in 2021

As of July 25, physicians and other providers who bill for audio-only telemedicine services must obtain patient consent prior to rendering the service. According to an update from the Washington…

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AAFP Member Profile on Dr. Carla Ainsworth

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students speaker Carla Ainsworth, MD, MPH, says geriatrics is challenging — and satisfying — because of the complexities and multiple morbidities aging…

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OIC Emergency Order on Vaccine Consultations

Effective June 24 and continuing through at least Aug. 20, 2021, all health carriers in Washington state must cover consultations related to receiving vaccination against COVID-19 as preventive services. The…

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UW to Host Monthly CME Series on Perinatal Substance Use and Mental Health

Family physicians whose practice includes obstetrics are invited to participate in Moms’ Access Project ECHO: Perinatal Substance Use & Mental Health Case Conference Series, hosted by the University of Washington….

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