PAFP reminds patients to discuss seasonal allergies with their family physician
As we welcome spring, we once again welcome seasonal
allergies across Pennsylvania. Much of the state is already reporting moderate
to high levels of tree pollens in the air. The PAFP wants to remind Pennsylvanians to discuss seasonal allergies and over-the-counter medications with their family physician. Read the press release.
Physician Coalition expresses opposition to CRNP full practice authority legislation
On Monday, Mar. 22, the PAFP, along with our partner statewide physician organizations, issued a letter to the Pennsylvania General Assembly stating the coalition's opposition to Senate Bill 25, which would grant Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners full practice authority in the Commonwealth. Read the letter.
Prior Authorization legislation to be introduced in state Senate, House
PAFP Board Chair Tracey Conti, MD participated in a press conference on the introduction of Senate Bill and House Bill 225 - legislation that would implement much-needed reforms in insurance companies' prior authorization and step therapy processes. Dr Conti, along with representatives from several other physician and patient advocacy organizations, spoke about the delays in patient care caused by prior authorization and the need to bring transparency and consistency to the process. Watch the replay of the press conference.
Pennsylvania family physicians seek to reassure public of vaccine safety and efficacy in video public service announcement
PAFP Board Chair Tracey Conti, MD and PAFP’s 2020 Family Physician of the Year Delana Wardlaw, MD urge Pennsylvanians, particularly those in African American and other minority communities, to get their COVID-19 vaccination.
For additional information COVID-19 Information and Resources.
AAFP Provides "Physician Health First" Resource for America's Family Physicians
The AAMA is taking steps to provide behavior and mental health resources to help family physicians pause and take time to care for yourselves and address the emotions you are dealing with. A variety of resources to help you focus on your well-being are available through Physician Health First®.