We are excited to introduce the NEW OAFP website where you can find all of the resources, event information and information specific to members, residents and students. We want this site to be used and frequented by our members and have designed it so that you can easily find the information you need. It is important that we showcase the awesome members we have so please feel free to share photos with us and you may see yourself on the site in the near future. We are excited for you to explore the site and see what we have built. Go to our Calendar page to check out and RSVP for upcoming events. See how you can become more involved in Advocacy or future Lunch Lectures!
Experts agree that good nutrition supports a child's ability to grow and meet developmental milestones, both physically and cognitively. But until recently, nutrition recommendations for children under 2 years of age were excluded from national dietary guidance. For the first time, the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) will offer authoritative nutrition guidance for this important population.
If you are interested in a free virtual training that discusses substance use prevention, we encourage Oklahoma residents, students and physicians to register for the upcoming webinars hosted by DCCCA. There are two primary topics each month:
Generation Rx|Medication Safety for Teens
Preventing Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Training
PLICO is pleased to present a Risk Management educational seminar, Legal Issues in the Care of Adolescents, specifically designed for physicians who provide health services to adolescent patients
Save the date for the 32nd Annual INTEGRIS Fall Symposium, November 6, 2020. Topics covered will include Physician Burnout, A Day in the Life of Family Medicine, Dealing with Difficult Patients & Families, Neurology Update, Cardiology Update, and Opioid Update.
Wound Care Update - Presented by OAFP President, Dr. James Beebe, MD
Come hear Dr. James Bebee
Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. with the conference scheduled 12:10-1:00 p.m. For additional information, call
Shelly Hosch, CME Specialist, at 918 579-5235 or CME@hillcrest.com
When we asked Jenna what her favorite quote might be she responded, "Two of my favorite quotes are attributed to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The first is "We must be learning all of our lives." The second is "Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it." The first quote reminds me medicine is fluid and ever changing, so I must always seek knowledge in order to continue to provide the best care for my patients. The second encourages me to also enjoy life and not get bogged down in work!"
Get to know more about Jenna here!
I wanted to be a family doctor from the time I was about six years old, and it never wavered. I can't imagine anything more rewarding than the privilege of coming alongside our patients and being a trusted guide with them in both health and illness.
In an effort to unite Oklahomans in the shared goal of children returning to safe school settings, both for children’s well-being, and to help communities move forward through stress that we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (OKAAP) and the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) issue the following statement.
Advocacy doesn’t have to take a lot of time and can make a big difference to the policies that affect your practices and patients.
We have developed a simple one pager that identifies key Steps to Becoming a Strong Advocate in our state.
This month, we have created two equally important resource graphics for our members to use in their practice. The first focuses on the importance of Mental Health Awareness and the second on Breast Cancer Awareness.
The Oklahoma Medical Political Action Committee (OMPAC) is a nonpartisan political action committee affiliated with the Oklahoma State Medical Association which works to elect pro-medicine state candidates who advocate for medical issues at the Capitol. The criteria for being a pro-medicine candidate encompasses more than one issue. In fact, a wide range of issues, such as scope of practice, legal reform, Medicaid reimbursement and public health are considered by OMPAC.
We are excited to introduce our OAFP Members to Calin Watt Kirk, MD. She has done exceptional work for the state and we look forward to following her and her career in years to come!
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) has created a series of podcasts(stfm.org) exploring COVID-19 pandemic experiences through the eyes of some of family medicine's most influential leaders. The series of podcasts explores the development of leadership skills, including clarity, courage, decisiveness, humility, and passion, as a means to facilitating growth. Click to learn how to listen to future leadership lessons and topics.
Here is a look at this week's latest news from Legislative Consultant, Dawn Watson, who has been working hard to support OAFP at the Capitol while members are in Session. Vaccines took center stage for the second week of session and will likely do so again in the coming week.
Collaboration with AAFP and Project N95 Runs Aug. 24-Sept. 2