Bite-Sized Learning

We are all craving time to connect and figure out ways to reimagine or reinvent daily protocols and processes in practice. What better way to close this gap and find solutions than to learn directly from your family physician peers?

The OAFP is hosting mildly-moderated learning sessions on Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. (as we have speakers and topics). Members can join the conversation by logging on to the OAFP Facebook page to watch live. We open with a brief welcome and then turn it over to the moderator and member presenter. Following the interview, we open it up for questions and answer through Facebook comments before signing off. The sessions are an hour or less!

The learning sessions are recorded and available on the OAFP Facebook page, the OAFP YouTube page, and on this page for future viewing.


Bite-Sized Learning: COVID-19 In His Own Words from Ventilator to Advocate
August 2, 2020

Moderated by OAFP President-Elect Mike Sevilla, MD, this session features Daniel Lewis, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM, CPE, chief medical officer Ballad Health, Greene County Market, and president-elect of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Lewis was admitted to the hospital on April 2 after testing positive for COVID-19. After nearly 40 days in the hospital including time on a ventilator, Dr. Lewis is finally home, spending time with his family, and slowly getting back to work. He is also making it a point to share his story of being on the other side of the physician/patient relationship – providing a new perspective on an illness that is affecting the world.

In an interview with USA Today on July 14, Dr. Lewis shared, “Coronavirus does not respect your person. You don’t have to be elderly…it’s an apolitical virus that can strike anyone. While there are certain risk factors that may predispose some people to being more ill than others, it can strike people like myself that otherwise were healthy.”

Dr. Lewis shares his story from how it started, what it was like going from physician to patient, navigating recovery and what’s ahead, and how his experience has led to advocacy nationwide.

Bite-Sized Learning: Family Medicine COVID-19 Update from the Frontlines
July 26, 2020

Moderated by OAFP President-Elect Mike Sevilla, MD, this session features Natasha Bhuyan, MD, FAAFP. Dr. Bhuyan is an Arizona native, and family physician and regional director at One Medical in Phoenix. She is dedicated to staying active in the community and volunteers her time with numerous organizations and local events, advocating for education in marginalized communities and providing access to health care for the homeless. Dr. Bhuyan is very active on social media channels and has been using her voice through this media to raise awareness about COVID-19 and the wearing of masks in Arizona.

Most recently, she was interviewed by NBCLX on the issue of COVID-19 cases spiking among people aged 20 to 44. During the interview, she explains how social gatherings are leading to increases in cases. Additionally, Dr. Bhuyan was interviewed and quoted in an article by Fox10 Phoenix on what Arizona needs to do as a state to stop the spread.

Drs. Bhuyan and Sevilla discuss how, now more than ever, family physicians have the unique and important role of educating, advocating, and advising the communities in which they serve on issues such as COVID-19. Using social media platforms and engaging in media interviews is just one way to leverage that role. Listen in and learn from Dr. Bhuyan how you can do it too!

Bite-Sized Learning: Family Medicine & Social Justice
July 19, 2020

Moderated by OAFP President-Elect Mike Sevilla, MD, this session features Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP, immediate past president of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Crichlow is a full spectrum family physician who sees patients at the University of Minnesota Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic. She also serves as the director of advocacy and policy within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Crichlow is a co-founder of The Ladder, a youth health career mentorship program in North Minneapolis, which has been engaging learners and physicians at every level. In addition, Dr. Crichlow has extensive experience in teaching health policy, community engagement, and leadership.

Dr. Crichlow’s clinic was affected during the Minneapolis demonstrations in May. From that experience, she and another family physician, Andrea Westby, MD, authored the article Our Minneapolis Clinic was Ransacked and Damaged after the Murder of George Floyd. We’re not Mad (at Protestors).

Drs. Crichlow and Sevilla have an honest conversation about family medicine and social justice with a focus on advocacy, leadership, social determinants of health, and racism’s contribution to health and social inequalities.

Bite-Sized Learning: Student & Resident Leadership
July 12, 2020

Moderated by OAFP President-Elect Mike Sevilla, MD, this  session features Kelly Thibert, DO, MPH, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Resident Member of the Board of Directors and newly graduated resident from the Grant Family Medicine Residency Program n Columbus, OH.

During the session, Dr. Thibert describes her journey in medicine thus far, discusses what her leadership roles have taught her, and what she hopes to pass on to future medical students and residents. As a member of the AAFP Board of Directors, Dr. Thibert also talks about changes to the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students and what the new virtual format will include.

Bite-Sized Learning: “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat”
June 28, 2020

Moderated by OAFP President-Elect Mike Sevilla, MD, this session features Mark Rood, MD, FAAFP, family medicine lead physician for Cleveland Clinic Express Care Online. Dr. Rood shares how his system was able to quickly ramp up its use of virtual visits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – walking you through challenges faced and lessons learned. His interview serves as a follow-up to an article authored by Dr. Rood for The Journal of Family Practice.

Also joining the conversation is Shaina Rood, Dr. Rood’s daughter and fourth year medical student at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Bite-Sized Learning: Philanthropy & Workforce
June 21, 2020

Moderated by OAFP President-Elect Mike Sevilla, MD, this session features two guest speakers discussing the importance of philanthropy in family medicine, some of the current challenges of this work in the emotional and financial stress of a pandemic, and the valuable programs of the OAFP Foundation that cultivate student career choice in the specialty of family medicine.

Guest speakers include Foundation Chair Pennie Marchetti, MD, a family physician in Hudson, OH, and Keith Lehman, MD, current Foundation trustee, past Foundation chair, and family physician in Archbold, OH.

Bite-Sized Learning: COVID-19, Rural Medicine, and Advocacy
June 14, 2020

Moderated by OAFP President-Elect Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features Mary Krebs, MD, FAAFP, chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Quality and Practice.

As a solo family physician at a federally qualified health center in Lebanon, OH, Dr. Krebs knows firsthand about rural health care issues. Listen as she shares her story of utilizing telemedicine to care for patients while coping with her own COVID-19 diagnosis. She also provides additional insight into the complexities of rural medicine, especially during a pandemic.

Bite-Sized Learning: Leading as a Resident During a Crisis
June 7, 2020

Leading this session, Hiten Patel, MD, a soon-to-be graduate of The Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency and future ultrasound fellow, shared his story of leading as a resident during a crisis. Dr. Patel discussed how his residency quickly implemented changes to address the pandemic including how his team implemented telehealth capabilities for resident physicians.

He concludes his presentation with information on the White Coats for Black Lives movement and shares data around health disparities specific to race.

Bite-Sized Learning: Population Health Advances
May 31, 2020

Julie Marcinek, DO, Assistant Director of Quality and Patient Safety at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH, shares how her health system is using a population health approach during these pressing times to empower outpatient care and get patients the care they need.

Bite-Sized Learning: Telemedicine and ABFM Credit
May 17, 2020

OAFP member and American Academy of Family Physicians Alternate Delegate Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP, shared his tale of quickly transitioning to 50% telemedicine in just seven days.

Plus, he explained how he turned this practice change into credit towards his American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification activity requirements through the new ABFM COVID-19 Self-Directed pathway option and shared his Step-by-Step Instructions to Submit a Practice Change for ABFM Credit.

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