Inspirational Quotes & Stories
Several years ago, fate intervened to inspired Gary LeRoy, MD, to write a book. With the editing assistance of OAFP EVP Ann Spicer, he submitted the manuscript for publication later this year. Rather than wait for its fall release, he asked the OAFP staff to give Academy members something to fill up about 30 minutes of their quiet time. It is his hope that a chapter or two will provide some element of hope or ignite an amber of inspiration during the moments of solitude of this unprecedented global crisis, COVID-19. If nothing else, it will give those who take the time to read each little chapter something to mentally reflect upon.READ THE BOOK
Chief Workshop Registration Open
The Chief Resident Workshop, one of the Academy’s most highly regarded programs, will be held virtually on May 16. This specialized training helps equip new chief residents with the leadership tools needed for a successful academic year.LEARN MORE & REGISTER
Telehealth Benefits Expanded for Medicare Beneficiaries
There are rapid changes being made to telehealth amid the COVID-19 outbreak. It was recently announced that telehealth benefits have been expanded for Medicare beneficiaries. The change will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of health care services without having to travel to a health care facility. Medicare will temporarily pay physicians and other health care providers to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the country. For more information, please view the fact sheet and frequently asked questions documents.LEARN MORE
CRC Training Day Postponed
Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone this in-person CRC team training. We are hopeful that we will be able to deliver this valuable program to you in the future. We are looking to either reschedule, or, possibly reframe our curriculum to fit a virtual format. Unfortunately, specific details are still to be determined. We appreciate your continued patience as we finalize our plans with speakers, the Ohio Department of Health, and other critical partners.LEARN MORE
Precepting Cultivates Family Physicians
Karmela Dalisay, MD, a recent participant in the OAFP Foundation’s Leroy A. Rodgers, MD, Preceptorship Program, said that the best part of her experience was seeing first-hand what the daily life of a family physician in the community was like. Through her preceptorship experience, she not only found her passion for caring for a variety of patients and providing continuity of care, she also realized that she has the heart of a family physician. Please consider investing in this career-affirming program!
The Ohio Family Physician
A quarterly magazine with features on the joy in family medicine, quality improvement initiatives, member news, and Academy information.