December 16, 2020—Staying informed and remaining resilient and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic makes your Academy membership more important now than ever. We value you and your membership!
Throughout the pandemic, AAFP and MAFP have been at the forefront, advocating for payment parity and science-based guidelines, keeping members up to date via communications and virtual events, raising awareness of the vital importance of primary and preventive care, and innovating in the expansion of telemedicine—on top of providing our ongoing member-only benefits and resources valued at more than $3,800 in member savings.
As an Academy member, you are among more than 136,700 family medicine physicians, residents, and medical students—including 4,200-plus right here in Michigan—committed to providing quality, comprehensive, coordinated, ongoing person-centered care and advancing the specialty. You are helping patients and your community get through the pandemic, and your Academy is here to help you. We look forward to continuing to serve, support, and connect with you in 2021. Click here to renew your membership and pay dues now or sign up for the convenient installment plan – and remember, active members receive 50% off one AAFP CME Livestream course of your choice when you pay your active membership dues in full by Dec. 31 – restrictions apply.
What is Your Why?
“MAFP has been the strongest and most consistent advocate for our specialty throughout Michigan and nationally. They do this with passion and unwavering commitment, always with our best interest in mind!" Pierre A. Morris, MD, Rochester, Joined in 2004
“As a family physician, I find my AAFP/MAFP membership invaluable, especially during the challenging times that 2020 has created for the medical community. I am grateful that the academy has worked to protect the health and safety of family physicians and our patients by advocating for sufficient personal protective equipment and adequate reimbursement for telemedicine services. As medical information has changed rapidly, the newsletters and continuing medical education courses offered by AAFP and MAFP have been pivotal in allowing me to obtain the most up-to-date information needed to best care for patients. Most importantly, I appreciate the supportive community and networking opportunities that the academy offers to each of its member,” Leanne Swiderski, MD, Garden City, Joined in 2015
“My membership has offered me opportunities to grow professionally in the practice of medicine; combine my voice with my colleagues to advocate for physicians, our patients and communities with our legislators; expand my knowledge of healthcare policy; and challenges me to grow as a leader and mentor of our next generation of family physicians. I have been honored to be a member and have built lifelong friendships with a wonderfully supportive community of family physicians,” Tina Tanner, MD, FAAFP, Montague, Joined in 2000
"MAFP helps me be a better family physician. I enjoy working with my colleagues and MAFP staff," Chris Bush, MD, FAAFP, Riverview, Joined in 1981