Family Physician Magazine

Illinois Family Physician is a quarterly magazine with news and information for family physicians. The publication is e-mailed as an interactive e-magazine to all IAFP members who provided their e-mail address. All four issues are published as an e-magazine, and are mailed to Active and Life members. Contact the editor, Ginnie Flynn at [email protected] or 773-754-1185, if you are interested in submitting an article for a future issue that reflects our mission of advocacy, education and action for family physicians and patients.  Proposals for articles are considered on a case-by-case basis, with preference given to IAFP members.

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Send us your favorite photo of 2022 by 1/17/2023 - we are looking for Cover Docs for the next Annual Report.  Learn more and find that perfect photo. 

December 2022 - Celebrating 75 Years of IAFP and the return to in-person Academy Awards.  Meet your newly elected board members and the amazing members who were honored with the Family Physician of the Year, Family Medicine Teacher of the Year, Vincent D. Keenan Servant Leadership Award, Presidents Awards, and the Resident Teacher of the Year.  Plus, updates from Advocacy, Member Interest Groups, the Foundation and our Education programs: I-VAC and the Brain Trust.  Click here for the issue.   

September 2022 - The "Good to See You" issue as IAFP returned to live events such as Docs Nights Out, Member Interest Group gatherings and the Annual Chicago White Sox Foundation Fundraiser! Plus Illinois and thousands of others returned to Kansas City for the AAFP National Conference of Residents and Students.  You'll also find great education on concussions and caring for adults with Down Syndrome.  Check out all the information for our NEXT live event, the IAFP Annual Meeting! Click here!

May 2022 - Dive into the stats and stories of 2022 Match Madness.  Meet some of our student members who found their family medicine future through IAFP and the opportunities we offer. Learn about things to consider when caring for the high school athletes in your practice.  Active members who are thinking about joining the board, find how when and how.  Plus delve into the Advocacy update on both state and federal issues that affect you and your patients. Click here for the issue! 

February 2022 - the IAFP Annual Report. This issue is your ready reference for all things IAFP.  Meet the current board members, and get a snapshot from our 2021 Active member survey.  You'll also see the incredible work of our Family Health Foundation of Illinois, our advocacy impact and the vast array of timely education that we provide. 

November 2021 - We wrap up a very trying year with the uplifting stories of the 2021 IAFP Awards honorees and you'll meet your new IAFP President, Dr. Tabatha Wells.  You can earn CME from the seasonal influenza article.  Resident board member Stefani Beard, DO and her colleagues share their research findings on Illinois' family medicine residency programs and procedures.  Get tips on adding house calls (home visits) to your practice and meet the next IAFP All-Star. 

August 2021 - The "Good to See You" issue where IAFP members returned to the Annual Foundation Fundraiser at the Chicago White Sox Game.  This issue also spotlights the Foundation's Tar Wars Program, the upcoming IAFP annual meeting and also announces the candidates for the IAFP 2021-22 Board of Directors.   You can also meet more IAFP members through the work of the Geriatrics MIG. Click here to access the issue

May 2021 - Celebrating the Match.  Once again, Illinois medical students experienced a Match Day minus the large gatherings, but still with the unparalleled joy of finding their next step.  We caught up with some of our graduating students to share their stories.  Plus continued updates from on the Collaborative Care model for Behavioral Health and Primary Care, an update from the Geriatrics Member Interest Group, and uplifting news from the Foundation, including the date for our annual White Sox game fundraiser.  Click here to access this issue

IAFP 2020 Annual Report.  To say 2020 was a challenge is a gross understatement.  But your family medicine colleagues, including the student members, persevered with courage and dedication.  See the year that was like no other, from our advocacy efforts, our constant flow of timely virtual education, to the work of our incredible committees and member interest groups.  Download the e-magazine here

December 2020  - Meet our 2020 Awards recipients and the newly elected board of directors.  You'll also meet IAFP's new co-CEOs - who you likely already know since they've booth been here for over 20 years each. Outstanding contributions from the Public Health committee, members serving county health departments and a Partner in Health with information on rare lung diseases round out this incredible end of year tribute issue. Click here to view the issue 

September 2020 Issue - Learn more about our "Virtually Possible" Annual Meeting, Family Medicine Midwest's flexibility and updates from the Public Health Committee, the Opioid Safety Work Group.  You'll also see the candidates for the 2020 IAFP Board of Directors and recently adopted policies on Diversity and Inclusion, as well as IAFP's policies for outside support.  Click here to access the issue. 



With our May/June 2020 issue, we've launched our new look.   Click here to access the May/June online e-magazine 




Click here to view the past issues  (PDFs of issues published in 2009-2019)