Monthly Archives: February 2012

Congrads to KAFP Members Selected as KAFP’s Delegates to NCSC

Please join me in congratulating the following — Keisa Bennett, MD (Lexington) selected as KAFP’s  GLBT Delegate; Gerry Tolbert, MD (Florence) selected as KAFP’s New Physician Delegate; Adnan Ahmed, MD (Carlisle) selected as KAFP’s IMG Delegate; Molly Rutherford, MD ( La Grange) selected as KAFP’s Women Delegate; and Eltanya A. Patterson Grant (Clinton) selected as KAFP’s Minority Delegate.

The above responded […]

By |February 23rd, 2012|News|

Issue Brief: Educational and Training Comparison

Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians
Issue Brief: Educational and Training Comparison
Compare the Education Gaps Between Primary Care Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
While nurse practitioners are trained to emphasize health promotion, patient education, and disease prevention, they lack the broader and deeper expertise needed to recognize cases in which multiple symptoms suggest more serious conditions. The primary care […]

By |February 22nd, 2012|News|

Vaccine Purchasing Program — Get Your Order In!

Atlantic Health Partners Can Help Your Practice with the 2012-13 Flu Season
Atlantic Health Partners offers Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians the overall best purchasing terms for Sanofi’s Fluzone, Merck’s Afluria, and MedImmune’s Flumist.  As the leading vaccine buying group in the country, Atlantic can assist your practice with reserving flu doses for the upcoming flu […]

By |February 21st, 2012|News|

Trover visit

On Friday 2/17, I had the opportunity to visit The Trover Foundation Family Practice Residency Program in Madisonville. Thank you Dr Wood and everyone for the warm welcome. It is a great time to be a family physician!

By |February 21st, 2012|President's Blog|

Congrads to Jeremy Bradley, MD on Bridges to Excellence Award!

Jeremy Bradley, MD (Ownesboro, KY)  receives the  Bridges to Excellence Diabetes (BTE) Recognition Award  for excellence in Chronic Diabetes Management.

BTE is a national pay for performance program of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3), a not for profit organization. To earn Recognition, clinicians must meet benchmarks on measures such as:

Blood pressure
LDL levels
HgBA1c levels
Ophthalmologic and […]

By |February 15th, 2012|News|

What do you think of CMS’s idea to increase bonus payments?

KAFP would like to know —
Medscape recently referenced an article from the JABFM that brings up the concern that many rural family physicians, who may use procedural CPT and/or non-office E&M codes as a greater proportion of their total billing than their urban counterparts, may not reap the benefits of the Patient Protection Affordable Care […]

By |February 14th, 2012|News|

Medicaid Managed Care – What has been your experience?

Check out the article below … What has been your experience with the Medicaid MCO … Leave us your comments.

Health care officials from throughout Kentucky described massive problems Wednesday with the state’s new Medicaid managed- care system — resulting in …

By |February 9th, 2012|Hot Topics|

Glasgow visit

I visited the Glasgow Family Medicine Residency program on Friday 2/3/2012. What a great bunch of physicians! It is a great time to be a family physician! Thank you Dr. Wright and all for the cordial welcome.

By |February 7th, 2012|President's Blog|

ICD 10 Webinar — Feb 16th — Registered Now

ICD-10 Countdown to Change

Join us for a Webinar on February 16

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Time is running out and October 1, 2013 will be here sooner than you think.
ICD-10 is not just about the coding, but involves extensive preparation for medical practices, small to large.
It is important that every medical practice review […]

By |February 2nd, 2012|News|

Kentucky Prescription Drug Abuse Summit

I attended the Kentucky Prescription Drug Abuse Summit today at UK along with Chuck Thornberry. There are on average two deaths a day in the Commonwealth of Kentucky secondary to prescription drug abuse. Let me know if you want to work with the KAFP and law enforcement in Kentucky to develop solutions to this scourge.

By |February 1st, 2012|President's Blog|