The Washington Academy of Family Physicians represents approximately 3,950 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.


Apply Today to Represent WAFP at the Nat’l Conference of Constituency Leaders

If you are a WAFP member who qualifies in one of the five AAFP-defined special constituencies, we invite you to apply today. This award pays for travel expenses and registration…

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The X-Waiver Is No More

Among the bills appropriations bills signed by President Joe Biden on Dec. 29 was legislation to officially eliminate the X-waiver for physicians and other providers who treat patients with substance…

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State WIC Program to Drop Temporary Formula Approvals in February

In response to the voluntary recall of Abbott infant formula, the Washington State Department of Health temporarily added 93 formulas to its approved list. The additional formulas were added thanks…

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CMS Investigating Data Breach Which May Involve Personal Information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is investigating a data breach at one of its subcontractors. The data breach may affect as many as 245,000 Medicare beneficiaries, and both…

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Local Health Officers and Health Care Leaders Recommend Wearing Masks Indoors

WAFP President Mark Johnson, MD, and more than 35 other health officers and health care leaders released a joint statement Friday urging the public to wear masks indoors to mitigate…

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Clinicians Sought to Assist with Pediatric Surge at Yakima Memorial Hospital

The Northwest Healthcare Response Network, a coalition of public and private partners to help the health care community respond to emergencies, has asked WAFP to alert its membership to a…

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