December 1, 2020


In This Issue

New President, Dr. Tom Fausett, gives his thoughts on upcoming year.

GAFP/GHFA Resident Board Opportunities Nominations Open

Georgia Academy Medical Student Board Opportunities Nominations Open

Annual Meeting Recap and Registration for December 2nd Virtual Coding Workshop

President's Awards given by 2019-2020 President Jeff Stone

Help Spread the Word on Covid Contact Tracing

GAFP opportunity to purchase PPE at Special Prices

Join the December 14th Virtual Journal Club

Members in the News

North Georgia Medical Center highlights our inaugural class of family medicine residents in Gainesville! Click here to read more!
GAFP member - Dr. Adrienne Mims - recently participated in a podcast with NCQA President Peggy O'Kane.  In this episode of Inside Health Care.  She discusses her multifaceted professional background, EHR use, solutions to health disparities and motivating chronically ill patients.  Dr. Mims also addresses how COVID has changed primary care for older patients, the emergence of telehealth and discussing end-of-life issues with patients.  Click here to listen!
Congratulations to Dr. Beverley Ann Townsend for being highlighted in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer! Click here to read the article!
The Georgia Department of Community Health recently appointed past GAFP President, Eddie Richardson, Jr, MD, to serve on Medicaid’s RAC Audit Advisory Committee.  Thank you Dr. Richardson for your willingness to serve on this important committee!



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MC Medical LLC, the clinical services provider to Walmart Health in Georgia, is seeking Primary Care Physicians to join us at our newest health centers in McDonough, Fayetteville, and Conyers.

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Stone Installing Fausett November 2020

Board Chair, Dr. Jeff Stone of Canton, pins AAFP diamond chapter lapel pin on incoming President Tom Fausett, MD.
Dr. Tom Fausett was installed as GAFP’s President in November in his hometown of Adel.  He delivered his inauguration speech to a small gathering of local GAFP members and family and again at the final session of the 2020 Congress of Delegates.  His comments and thoughts about his upcoming year as president can be read here.

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Annual Meeting Recap and Register for December 2nd Virtual Coding Workshop

Over several weeks in October and November, the Academy hosted more than 300 family physicians and other health care professionals for our Virtual CME Meeting Read More


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President's Awards by 2019-2020 President Jeff Stone

Like everything else this year, moving from in-person to a virtual format has stymied giving the in-person touch of  selected President’s Awards. However, I do want to honor them and acknowledge how pivotal they have been in my life and career. Read More


Spread the Word – Post on Practice/Personal Social Media Channels – Georgia’s Contact Tracing

To combat “COVID fatigue” and reinforce the importance of contact tracing, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) released a new video this week to remind residents of the importance of answering the call from the contact tracing team and addressing their privacy concerns. Read More

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