Why I Do Not Support The American Academy of Family Physicians

For many years, in fact since I was a newly minted physician in my internship, I was a proud member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  I felt that it was an organization that was all about supporting the rights and privileges of family doctors like myself.  I thought that it would help advocate for its member physicians and their patients. Several years ago, I realized how wrong I was.  Like many other big organizations, it became too wrapped up in politics and advancing its own interests above those of the people who they are supposed to represent, … Continue reading

American Academy of Family Physicians Jumps on Anti-Law Enforcement Bandwagon

Every time I think that the American Academy of Family Physicians cannot any further off track, they prove me wrong. The AAFP has always been a very weak organization in terms of advocating for their members. The last straw for me was when they endorsed The “Affordable” Care Act. At that point, I cancelled my membership in favor of an organization that actually does advocate for physicians and their patients (The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons). Their latest resolution described below is beyond unbelievable. They are jumping on the bandwagon condemning our nation’s police officers, offering up a few … Continue reading