Health care for Montana’s citizens, families and communities.

As the representative of Family Medicine and Family Physicians in Montana, the Montana Academy of Family Physicians:

Promotes Family Medicine

Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families, and communities across Montana and the United States.

Provides Education for Family Physicians

Through excellence in teaching and research, we will be leaders in the discovery, development and dissemination of new knowledge and innovation.

Represents the personal and professional interests of Family Physicians.

Promotes family medicine and develops and advocates the family medicine primary care strategy.

Is the guiding force for quality primary care in Montana.

To improve the health and well-being of patients, families and communities we serve.

2015 Physician of the Year WINNER!

Dr. Marks has a long history with Montana, both personal and professional. He was not content to just practice medicine; he wanted to make it better which has been a common theme in his medical career. Read More – More Winners…
R. D. Marks, M.D. – Ennis, MT

May 2016

Harvard Medical School Takes Case Study Approach to Primary Care

By | May 19th, 2016|

Researchers at Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care are preparing case studies on how effective primary care teams are transforming practices.

AAFP’s Upcoming Zika Webinar Aims to Help You Prepare

By | May 18th, 2016|

On May 24, the AAFP will host a members-only webinar on Zika virus disease that will review epidemiology, transmission patterns, clinical manifestations, complications and reporting.

MACRA: Small Practices Need Special Support, Flexibility to Succeed

By | May 18th, 2016|

CMS is reassuring small physician practices that the proposed rules implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act provide special support and flexibility for small practices.

Malawi-based FP to Talk About Practicing Internationally

By | May 17th, 2016|

To celebrate World Family Doctor Day on May 19, the AAFP is hosting a "Family Medicine On Air" Google Hangout featuring John Parks, M.D., who is currently based in Malawi.

Avoidable Hospital Admissions Drop With Medicare Advantage

By | May 17th, 2016|

A recent study showed Medicare Advantage enrollees have a lower rate of avoidable hospitalizations compared with traditional fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.

AAFP Immunization Resources Aim to Keep FPs Up to Speed

By | May 16th, 2016|

The AAFP recently mailed a hefty packet of immunization resources and information to all active and resident members.

Physicians Are on Front Line to Aid Domestic Violence Victims

By | May 16th, 2016|

Panelists at a May 10 event on Capitol Hill discussed the prevalence of domestic violence and abuse and suggested ways physicians can help victims.

Delegates Address Patient Satisfaction as Quality Metric, Other Issues

By | May 13th, 2016|

During the 2016 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, family physicians discussed third-party payers' use of patient satisfaction scores as a quality metric, among other topics.

Free Webinar Addresses Flu Vaccination for Older Adults

By | May 12th, 2016|

Family physicians can learn the latest information on influenza vaccines, particularly those used in patients 65 years and older, during a free webinar on May 17.

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