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Media Inquiries

Michigan Academy of Family Physicians
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Dana Lawrence, Director of Communications & Member Outreach
Phone: 517.664.9086
Cell: 517.719.7677
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MAFP & Members in the News


December 2, 2022: It Might Be Snowing, but It's Time to Share Your Umbrella to Prevent Flu, RSV (Macomb Daily)

November 22: Opinion: The Holidays Are Coming. TIme for GIfts, Treats ... and the Flu (Bridge Michigan)

September 1: Am I Fully Vaccinated for Polio? How to Check Your Michigan Immunization Record (Detroit Free Press)

August 26: Newly Elected President for the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (WKZO Radio-Kalamazoo)

August 8: 32% of Michigan Toddlers At Risk for Preventable Diseases as Vaccination Rates Drop (Detroit Free Press)

April 30: Don't Let Your Guard Down, Flu Season Is Not Over (Midland Daily News)

April 22: Primary Care Physician Shortage Causing Longer Waits for Appointments (WWMT-Kalamazoo)

March 28: Michigan Legislature Votes to Speed Health Care Approvals (Crain's Detroit Business)

January 6: COVID Treatment Pills in MIchigan. But Only a Few Will Get Them, for Now. (Bridge Michigan)


December 4: Opinion: Doctors Have Been Heroes During the Pandemic; Don't Cut Their Pay (The Detroit News)

December 1: Opinion: Kids Can Get Sick from COVID-19, Too; Get them Vaccines to Stay Safe (The Detroit News)

November 22: OUWB Faculty on 'Personal Mission' to Fight Misinformation in Health Care (Oakland University William Beaumont School of Michigan)

November 19: As COVID Rises, CDC Approves Boosters for All Adults, Michigan Urges Masks (Bridge Michigan)

November 19: COVID Testing is Critical in Michigan. But How Soon is Too Soon? (Bridge Michigan)

November 15: Could COVID Pills Help Turn the Pandemic Tide in Michigan? (Bridge Michigan)

November 3: AAFP Signs Off on Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations (AAFP News)

October 25: WMed Street Medicine Team Takes Clinical Care, Treatment into HOmeless Encampments in Kalamazoo (MLive)

September 26: Doctors Adjust How They Deliever Patient Care, Practice Medicine as COVID-19 Surges Continue (Crain's Detroit Business)

September 20: Pfizer: COVID Vaccine Gives 'Robust' Protection for Children Ages 5 to 11 (Bridge Michigan)

August 24: This Michigan Dad Saw His 13-year-old Son Battle COVID-19. He Vaccinated Him to Protect Other Kids, Too (The Gander)

August 22: As COVID Cases in Kids Rise, Parents Fight for School Mask Mandates (Michigan Advance)

August 16: Should You Get a Third Dose of COVID Vaccine? (Michigan Medicine)

August 12: Michigan Family Physicians Urge Mask Requirements in Michigan Schools this Fall (MAFP statement)

July 21: Drop in Vaccinations Puts Kids at Risk (Sanilac County News)

July 20: Dr. Tina Tanner on the Paul W. Smith Show (WJR Radio)

July 20: Dr. Tina Tanner on WJR Late Morning (WJR Radio)

July 20: Michigan Pediatricians Want Kids Vaccinated Before Going Back to In-person Learning (NPR Michigan Radio)

July 20: Under 70% of Michigan Kids Have All their Recommended Vaccinations, as Rates Dipped During Pandemic (Detroit Metro Times)

July 20: No Better Time Than Now to Catch Kids Up on Vaccines (Cadillac News)

July 19: Educators and Doctors Urge COVID-19 Vaccines for Students this Summer (9&10 News - Northern Michigan)

July 19: Doctors Urge Parents to Get Kids Their Immunizations Before School (WLNS-6 TV)

July 19: Child Immunization Rates in Michigan Fall During Pandemic (WMMT New Channel 3)

July 19: Under 70% of Michigan Kids Have All Their Recommended Vaccinations, as Rates Dipped During Pandemic (Woverine State Watch)

July 19: Michigan Physicians, School Principals Host Roundtable to Encourage Childhood Vaccinations Before School Resumes (Fox 17 West Michigan)

June 13: Family Doctors Dig In to Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy (Crain's Detroit Business)

June 7: Knowledge is Power: Medical Experts Encourage Check-ups, Screenings During Men's Health Month (WZZM-TV13)

May 21: As COVID-19 Vaccinations Slow, FPs Begin Delivering More Doses (AAFP)

May 12: Whitmer, Doctors Urge Vaccine Hesitant to Reach Out to Family Doctor for Info (WOOD-TV 8)

May 12: Next Up for Michigan: Get Doses to Primary Care Doctors to Vaccinate Those Age 12-15 (Crain's Detroit Business)

May 12: Michigan Urges Primary Care Doctors to Help Vaccinate (Associated Press)

May 12: Officials Turn to Family Doctors for Help Vaccinating More Michigan Residents (ABCNews-12)

May 10: New COVID-19 Cases Drop SIgnificantly After Recent Surge in Michigan's Thumb (ABCNews-12)

May 6: You're Fully Immunized Against COVID-19. So Why Do You Still Need to Mask? (MLive; subscription)

April 10: Michigan's Virus Cases Are Out of Control, Putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a Bind (New York Times)

April 5: Lack of Pizza Isn't the Problem: Graduate Medical Education at Wayne Wins National Award for Resident Wellness Project (Wayne State University South End)

March 31: Who's Forgotten in COVID-19 Vaccine Push? (Crain's Detroit Business)

March 31: Group Urges State to Include Physicians in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration (Daily Telegram)

March 30: COVID Hospitalizations on the Rise Statewide, With a Big Uptick in the Thumb (Michigan Radio)

March 30: Key Differences Separate ‘Anti-vaxxers’ from Michiganders Hesitant to Get COVID-19 Vaccine (Ex Bulletin)

March 29: Alma College Volunteers Help Family Practice Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines (Morning Sun)

March 29: Study Led by OUWB Medical Student Helps Explore HIghest Risk COVID-19 Patients (OUWB School of Medicine News)

March 29: Family Doctors Advocate for More Coronavirus Vaccines, Say It Will Reduce Hesitancy (MLive)

March 29: Family Doctors Make Their Case (Cadillac News)

March 26: Dr. Mark Hamed, Michigan Family Physicians Urge State to Include Physicians in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration (The Steve Gruber Show)

March 23: Michigan Family Physicians Urge State to Include Primary Care In Vaccine Rollout (Patch)

March 23: Michigan Family Physicians Want to Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccines (Fox 47 News)

March 22: Family Physicians Say They Are Ready to Start Administering the COVID Vaccine to Patients (FOX-66)

March 22: Some Michigan Family Care Physicians Await COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments (WZZM13)

March 22: Family Physicians’ Group Urges Health Department to Expand Vaccine Program (WCMU-FM)

March 22: Local Family Physicians Push For Vaccine Allotment From State (9&10 News)

March 22: Michigan's Largest COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Set to Open (Michigan Radio)

March 22: Family Doctors Working to Help Dispel Fears Over COVID Vaccine (WNEM-TV5)

March 22: Michigan Family Physicians Want to Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccines (WXMI-TV)

March 22: Doctor Group Urges State to Allocate More COVID-19 Vaccines to Primary Care Physicians (WOOD-TV*)

March 22: Push to Allow Vaccines in Doctor Offices (WOOD-TV8)

March 22: Group of Primary Care Physicians Urging the State to Allocate COVID-19 Vaccines to Their Facilities (WLNS-TV)

March 22: MAFP President Mark Hamed: Family Doctors Should Be Allocated Vaccines to Distribute (WJR Radio-Paul W. Smith Show)

March 22: Family Physicians Eager to Administer COVID Vaccine (WJR Radio-Guy Gordon Show)

March 22: Benefits of Having a Family Physician Recognized During Family Medicine Week (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services)

March 17: Dr. Paul Thomas Letter: Let Primary Care Physicians Administer COVID-19 Vaccine (The Detroit News)


Dec. 2: Michigan Physicians Issue Toolkit to Help Residents (Patch)

September 29: Prenatal Safety Net: Mobile Clinic Gives Free Services to Detroit Moms (University of Michigan News)

September 25: Combat Flu Season, COVID: Get Vaccines and Wear a Mask (Press Reader)

September 24: Dr. Mark Hamed and Dr. Pamela Rockwell Opinion: Get Your Vaccines and Wear a Mask - How to Survive Flu Season During COVID-19

September 2: Philip Zazove, MD Presented with the 2020 Lynn and Joan Carmichael STFM Recognition Award (University of MIchigan)

August 27: WMU Football Team Physician: MAC's Decition to Postpone Fall Spors Was 'Multiactorial' (Western Herald)

August 26: COVID-19 at Your Michigan School? Odds Are, Nobidy is Required to Tell You (Bridge Magazine)

August 22: Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Honors Three Warriors at Annual Awards (Wayne State University South End)

August 18: College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Names Outstanding Medical Student in Michigan (MSU Today)

August 14: Flint Physician Focused on Advocacy Named Michigan Family Medicine Resident of the Year (MLive)

August 13: Family Physician of the Year Posthumously Awarded to Dr. Lynn Gray of Berrien Springs (Moody on the Market)

August 11: Dr. Named Named President of Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (Sanilac Broadcasting)

August 5: Poll: 3 in 10 in Michigan Reluctant to Take a Free COVID-19 Vaccine (Bridge Magazine)

July 27: Opioid Abuse Surges in Michigan Amid MIsery from the Coronavirus (Bridge Magazine)

July 1: Wendling Receives National Rural Health Association's 2020 Outstanding Educator Award (MSU College of Human Medicine)

June 30: Dr. Keerthy Krishnamani Opinion: Even During COVID-19 Pandemic, Don't Put Off Routine Care (Detroit Free Press)

May 14: Immunizations Plummet Amid Pandemic (Gongwer News Service)

May 1: Headache? Sore Throat? Pay Attention to These New Coronavirus Symptoms (Bridge Magazine)

April 30: Michigan Innovators Step Up to Reverse Nationwide Decline in Health Journalism (State of Health Second Wave Media)

April 18: The Promise, and Limits, of Coronavirus Antibody Tests to Reopen Michigan (Bridge Magazine)

March 14: Suspect You Have Coronavirus in Michigan? Your Doc May Not Want to See You (Bridge Magazine)

April 3: Dr. Amy McKenzie Among Crain's 2020 Notable Women in Healthcare (Crain's Detroit Business)

March 6: Dr. Brenda Coughlin Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award (YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region)

February: Healing Without Hearing (Hour Detroit Magazine)

January 23: Battle Creek's Grace Health Goes Beyond the Standard Doctor's Visit with Collaborations and Teamwork (Second Wave)

January 7: Nominate Family Physician of the Year (WSYM TV-Fox47 News)


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