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Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 4,200 members, MAFP is dedicated to assisting family physicians and their practices as they work to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for patients of all ages.

News & Announcements

SEMAFP Board Elects Officers, Plans for the Future

When the SEMAFP Board met for its quarterly meeting in July, officers were elected and discussions took place/decisions were made regarding, among other things, the 2022 Patsalis Vanguard Award applications and upcoming member events, incuding the all-member and family event coming up on Sept. 17, at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Bell Isle. Registration is due by Sept. 2.

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Michigan Family Physicians Urge Families to Catch Up on Immunizations Before School Starts

As rates of childhood immunizations continue to fall across the state, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) today urged families to catch up on routine childhood vaccinations before the school year begins. Over the last two years, Michigan’s rate of childhood immunizations has continued to fall, with a six percent decrease in toddler immunizations, for exampale. This leaves 32% of Michigan toddlers at risk for a preventable disease that could result in serious illness, hospitalization, permanent disability, or even death.

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CMU Resident Earns Best Leadership Project Award

Congratulations to Mohammed Aamir Saiyed, MD—a second-year resident at Central Michigan University Family Medicine Residency in Saginaw—whose Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute (ELI) project on designing and implementing the CMU Family Medicine Residency Sports Medicine Track was selected as a 2021-2022 Best Leadership Project Award winner.

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Key Federal Legislation Sees Movement Prior to Summer Recess

Prior to Congress adjourning for the August in-district work period, there was movement on several key pieces of legislation for which AAFP has been advocating--bills that call for streamlining prior authorization processes in Medicare Advantage plans and extending telehealth flexibilities beyond the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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