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

November 2015

Tar Wars Updates Resources for Presenters

By |November 30th, 2015|

Tar Wars, the tobacco-free education program for fourth- and fifth-graders, has updated its resources for those who want to present the curriculum in their community.

QRUR 101: Understand, Utilize Quality and Resource Use Reports

By |November 25th, 2015|

Physicians should learn how to utilize CMS' Quality and Resource Use Reports because they highlight practice information that will soon impact Medicare payment.

AAFP NRN Helps CDC Develop Hepatitis C Counseling, Testing Guide

By |November 24th, 2015|

The AAFP's National Research Network recently worked with the CDC to develop the agency's Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing.

Integration of Primary Care, Mental Health Sorely Needed, Says Panel

By |November 24th, 2015|

Panelists at a recent event co-hosted by the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund discussed how to incorporate mental health care into a primary care setting.

Refocus System on Primary Care, Says Iora Health CEO

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Iora Health CEO Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., M.P.P., spoke of the need to accelerate changes in primary care delivery during a recent national conference.

Uptick in Congenital Syphilis Causes Concern

By |November 23rd, 2015|

The Nov. 13 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlighted a 38 percent hike in the rate of congenital syphilis in the United States between 2012 and 2014.

AAFP Joins Brief Supporting Diversity in Med School Admissions

By |November 20th, 2015|

The AAFP recently joined a number of other organizations in a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting diversity in medical education.

Panel: Community Coordination Can Improve Chronic Care Management

By |November 20th, 2015|

Panelists suggested ways to improve coordination of chronic care between clinics and community-based organizations at the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Fall Conference.

AAFP Backs HUD Proposal to Make Public Housing Smoke-free

By |November 18th, 2015|

On Nov. 12, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a proposed rule that would require indoor areas of public housing properties to be smoke-free.

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