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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May 2024 - Stories of the 2024 Match.  Look at the statistics and then meet some of the new residents behind those numbers. 

Also in this issue:

  • What's keeping your CEOs awake at night?
  • Dr. Corinne Kohler provides encouragement and tips on improving adult vaccine rates
  • One IAFP member is bringing a little magic to hospitalized children.

February 2024 - Say "hello" to the Cover Docs:  Resident physicians Madahari Henry, MD, Reilly Wojciehowski, MD, Lilian Ameh, MD and Kandi Ogden-Moles, DO, from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford Family Medicine Residency Program. Photo by residency program director Rhonda Verzal, MD.  Also in this issue: Learn more about our new YouTube channel for patients and rely on the education resources we have for members online and on YouTube.  We test-drove the AAFP's Career Benchmark Tool and you should, too. We also report on the 2023 Active member survey and some of the programs and activities that make IAFP your valuable membership society. 

December 2023 - The Illinois chapter celebrated our end of the year Academy Awards along with the return of AAFP Congress of Delegates and FMX to Chicago.  This issue is filled with amazing stories and honors for our members.  From members in the spotlight at Congress, to our own annual awards, the final week of October was filled with gratitude.  You'll also meet three of our youngest members who experienced the best of family medicine through the Summer Externship program and finally a look at a living legend among our members.   

August 2023 Find updated vaccine information for influenza and vaccinations for pregnant patients that you can put in to practice right away. Learn more about the STRETCH-OB program at the University of Illinois Rockford Family Medicine Residency Program which is working to build better pregnancy and birth care in rural Illinois. And meet one of those residents who had a great summer gig. Click here for the issue!


May 2023 - IAFP's Spring into Action returns to in-person advocacy at the Statehouse!  IAFP members, especially resident physician members, gathered in Springfield to reintroduce family medicine to the Illinois General Assembly.  Meanwhile we caught up with several Student members who have been involved with IAFP programs and are now preparing for a family medicine residency. Our education updates include resources to help you with adult patients who need to catch up on vaccines and infection prevention and control resources from Project Firstline.  Access it here!  

February 2023 - the 2022 Annual Report -  From our Cover Doc at the front to the Membership and Fiscal Reports at the back, this is your go to handbook of all things IAFP.  Learn who represents you on the board of directors.  Read about our advocacy efforts and success stories in Springfield and in Washington, DC.  Learn from our amazing lineup of Education programming designed to meet your professional and clinical needs.  Meet the young students directly impacted by our Foundation programs.

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)