Family Medicine

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 3,700 members, MAFP is dedicated to assisting family physicians and their practices as they work to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

News & Announcements


New Blog Post: Penalize Fraudulent Providers; Leave the Rest of Us to Care for Our Patients

It was difficult to miss the headlines over the last week: "Doctors pocketed $77 billion from Medicare in 2012." The Obama Administration released the information in a "data dump," which was, “designed to make the health care system more transparent and accountable," according to one CMS official. MAFP's Immedidate Past President Dr. Chris Bush responds to the release of the data from the perspective of the family physician.

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New Blog Post: Match Day and the Road to Residency

In a follow-up post, Nelli Thomas, a fourth-year medical student, shares her experience from Match Day and the start of her road to residency.

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New Blog Post: Celebrate National Doctor's Day!

On Sunday, March 30, the nation will celebrate National Doctors' Day, which is a day that is observed annually in the United States to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens. All of us at MAFP wish to thank our members—past, present and future Family Physicians—for all that they do to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for all.

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New Blog Post: The Road to the Match

Participating in “The Match” is one of the most exciting, yet terrifying, experiences of medical school as one fourth year medical student explains in the latest Family Medicine Perspectives blog post.

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Upcoming Events



DOT Training Course - Lansing
April 26, 2014
Lansing, MI
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MAFP 68th Annual Conference
July 17 - 19, 2014
Lansing, MI
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For MAFP Members

To get the latest scoop on the MAFP, the members of the Academy and family medicine in Michigan, check out the latest issue of MAFP Direct, view a past issue our bi-weekly e-newsletter, Family Medicine Update, read the Family Medicine Perspectives blog or follow-us on Facebook and Twitter!

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