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American Academy of Family Physicians - AAFP

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P.O. Box 11210
Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210

800-274-2237 (Voice - Toll-free)
913-906-6000 (Voice)
913-906-6075 (FAX)


The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), originally the American Academy of General Practice, was founded in 1947 and has chapters in all States. Its purpose is to represent the interests of family physicians, provide opportunities for continuing education, and maintain high standards of family practice care. AAFP requires continuing education from its members and promotes the development of family practice medical education. A public education program is conducted to inform the public about family practice. Other activities include medical student services, annual meetings, and reduced insurance rates.

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Print Resources

AAFP publishes brochures, films, and exhibits about family practice. Serial publications: Family Practice Management (magazine), American Family Physician (magazine), monthly--news, commentary, scientific articles, and clinical quizzes; AAFP Reporter (newsletter), monthly--news about AAFP activities and family practice developments.

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Review Date

Wed Jul 1, 2009