Maine AFP Advances Resolution Through AAFP Congress of Delegates:

The 2015 AAFP Congress of Delegates met in Denver just before the FMX in late September.

Maine AFP was represented by Delegates Ron Blum of Patten and Dieter Kreckel of Rumford. Dr. Kreckel also served on the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement. President William Sturrock of Orrington and Jessica Richmond of Milo served as Alternate Delegates. Chapter Exec Deb Halbach completed our delegation. 

(read the complete report HERE)

Come help us Celebrate 65 years!

 April 6 - 8, 2016
at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Lewiston, Maine

Details of Schedule and Registration available in January HERE

August was National Immunization Awareness Month highlighting this key prevention tool for all ages.

Immunizations are medical miracles that have significantly decreased the prevalence of many infectious diseases in the United States.

America's family physicians are working to make sure patients of all ages get the CDC-recommended vaccines to prevent dangerous infectious diseases. Family physicians care for patients at every age and are excellent resources for information about vaccines for every stage of life.

More information and resources HERE

Family doctors provide ongoing, total health care for you and your family. Family doctors see all ages of patients and can treat almost any health problem. Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person.

Learn How HERE

December Health Awareness - click on a title for resources:

Concussion safety resources from the AAFP

Have you taken advantage of these free concussion safety resources? The AAFP is working to raise awareness of the more than 1.6 million sport- and recreation-related concussions that occur in the United States each year.

Watch a series of three webcasts designed to provide you with sport concussion basics and knowledge on individual care-based management. In addition to the webcasts, there’s a free brochure available to help your patients understand what a concussion is, learn about long-term brain health in athletes, as well as the limitations of protective equipment.

Take advantage of these free resources today. 


Alternative Models of Care:

PCMH Resources

Direct Primary Care Resources


Nominations for Maine Family Physician of the Year Now Open!

Since 1987, twenty-five Family Physicians have been recognized by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians as Maine Family Physician of the Year.  They were nominated for the award by colleagues and patients.  This award recognizes a Family Physician who is a member of the Maine AFP and who represents the compassion, care and values of the traditional Family Doctor.

Deadline for receipt of complete Nomination Packet - February 28, 2016. 

Eligibility Criteria and Nomination Information HERE

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We Need to Know - Members in the News

If you have news or know of a MAFP Member who is making news - Please contact the MAFP office.  Use subject line "Member News"


Focus on Fitness & Nutrition:

NEW AAFP Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit Available:

A new Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit designed to help facilitate a dialog with patients on nutrition is available to AAFP members. The free toolkit has more than 300 nutrition elements.

Free fitness and nutrition resources

Focus on Chronic Disease Management:

Free Resources:  Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease


Is YOUR Practice Ready? 

CMS ICD-10       

   CMS Road to 10 Resource (HERE) is particularly geared to small practices and offers free tools, information and training.  Whether your transition is underway, or you are just starting out, Road to 10 will help you navigate your path to ICD-10 compliance.


AAFP Coding Resources:

ICD 10 Toolbox

ICD 10 - "Get Ready Now!"

Do You Perform DOT Exams?

Visit our NRCME Resource page for all the information you need to get trained, certified, and licensed.




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A 3-year  communications campaign launched by the AAFP and its seven family medicine sister organizations, using advertising, news outreach, partnerships, online communications and other outreach efforts to rally patients, employers, policymakers and other local stakeholders across the country to recognize and support the value of Family Medicine and Primary Care