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!
Bite-Sized Learning: Immunization & Vaccine Confidence
November 22, 2020
|Moderated by OAFP Past President Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP, this session includes information on immunizations and vaccines with special guest speaker Robert Frenck, MD, medical director for the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Teen Immunization Education Sessions (TIES).
Dr. Frenck is an infectious diseases researcher at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he serves as the director of the Gamble Center for Clinical Research, assessing new vaccines and agents designed to prevent infections.
This topic comes at an interesting crossroads. As development of a COVID-19 vaccine continues to advance and as the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) launches a new campaign focused on immunizations and vaccines, now is the time to update knowledge and armor up to have important conversations with patients and parents!
The duo discusses everything from immunizations and vaccines, to vaccine confidence and motivational interviewing. They also share information on the AAFP campaign and the TIES program.
Bite-Sized Learning: Conversation with Ohio’s Student Leaders
October 25, 2020
|During this session, 4th year medical student AuBree LaForce talks with Jake Brock, a 3rd year medical student at the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), about his selection and participation in the AAFP Foundation’s Family Medicine Leads program and his Emerging Leader Institute Scholar project to assess the practicality of professional leave of absences for physicians.
Have you ever taken a leave of absence? Or have you thought about the benefits a leave of absence could have on burnout? Come join the conversation and hear what Mr. Brock’s research will provide for our profession!
Listen in and learn about the involvement of Ohio students in national leadership roles by two passionate future family physicians. The future is bright for Ohio and for all family medicine!
Bite-Sized Learning: The Future of Family Medicine
September 20, 2020
|Moderated by OAFP President Mike Sevilla, MD, this session focuses on the future of family medicine with special guest speaker and past OAFP member, AAFP President-Elect Ada Stewart, MD, FAAFP!
Listen in for another amazing family medicine story! The duo discuss everything from Dr. Stewart’s journey to family medicine, starting in the best state-Ohio, to her past year as AAFP president-elect, and her vision for the future of family medicine.
*Please note, there were technical difficulties at the beginning and no audio plays during the intro video – just skip ahead.
Bite-Sized Learning: Family Medicine Leadership with the AAFP Prez
September 13, 2020
|Moderated by OAFP President Mike Sevilla, MD, this session focuses on family medicine leadership with Ohio native and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) President Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP!
Dr. LeRoy has been a member of the AAFP since 1991. He has served in many leadership roles at both the state and national levels leading to the ultimate position of AAFP President.
Listen to hear details about Dr. LeRoy’s journey to the presidency, starting all the way back to his pre-medical school days. Then, hear them dive into their experiences during the last year. From the global pandemic to addressing racism in society and its impact on healthcare, Dr. LeRoy has done a phenomenal job of leading our organization and has provided tireless leadership to the nation’s family physicians.
Bite-Sized Learning: A Year in Review
August 30, 2020
|This session features OAFP Immediate Past President Anna McMaster, MD, FAAFP, and OAFP President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, as they discuss and review all things OAFP over the last 12 months.
From OAFP programming and legislative advances, to new collaborations and state and national leadership, your Academy has been working hard for you during these trying times. A full 2019-20 OAFP Annual Report will be included in the fall edition of The Ohio Family Physician, arriving in member mailboxes or inboxes this September.
Bite-Sized Learning: Family Physician Raising Mental Health Awareness by Sharing Own Story
August 16, 2020
|Moderated by OAFP President Mike Sevilla, MD, this session features Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP, a family physician at Neurobehavior HOME Program and associate professor at the University of Utah Department of Family Preventive Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT.
Dr. Jones recently published the book Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician’s Struggle with Mental Illness. Through authoring this book and participating in conversations and presentations like the Bite-Sized Learning program, Dr. Jones hopes to dispel the stigma of talking about mental illness, especially in the family physician community.
To learn more about Dr. Jones, check out the following articles and websites:
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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