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More precise medical codes aim to track quality of care

...errors that require the doctor's office to refile the claims? Dr. Robert Wergin, the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is optimistic that providers are ready enough that patients shouldn't feel an impact."Sitting in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2015-09-09/more-precise-medical-codes-a
Doctors face deadline for adopting more precise medical coding system for billing

...errors that require the doctor's office to refile the claims? Dr. Robert Wergin, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is optimistic that providers are ready enough that patients shouldn't feel an impact."Sitting in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-07/doctors-face-deadline-adop
GRU residency program grant award extends additional vaccine opportunities for area seniors

...pneumonia through a grant to the Family Medicine residency program at Georgia Regents University.The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation chose GRU's residency program as one of 16 to receive a $10,000 grant to help it provide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-22/more-shots-elderly-gru
Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

...treating, said Dr. Robert Wergin, a family physician in Milford, Neb., and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians."That relationship, knowing the patient, that's important," he said, adding that many doctor's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-21/drugstores-retailers-dive-
Biz bits

...for July.Details: He works for Pollock Co. DR. LEONARD REEVESAward/honor: Elected chairman of the American Academy of Family Physicians' Commission on the Continuing Professional Development.Details: He is assistant dean of Georgia Regents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-26/biz-bits
Family doctors scarce in state

ATLANTA --- With fewer medical school students choosing residencies in family medicine, Georgia is facing a shortage of family doctors.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/21/met_466492.shtml
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Biz bits

...Student Paper Award from the Georgia Rural Health Association and a Student Community Outreach Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians for developing a tuberculosis screening program to decrease infections among migrant farm workers. Her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/03/yrb_189323.shtml
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Area's first retail clinic gives express treatment

...emergency room, clinic owner Phil McElhaney said. According to a study of retail health clinics by the American Academy of Family Physicians, an average strep throat visit costs $132 at a physicians's office, between $100 and $130 at an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/13/bus_135670.shtml
Business
Perdue announces executive appointments

...Specialists. He is a member and immediate past chairman of the Georgia 4-H Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.According to the news release, he previously served on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-05-12/perdue-announces-executive-a
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Flu shots likely to be recommended for everyone

...might be more effective to vaccinate children, the biggest spreaders of the virus. Dr. Herb Young of the American Academy of Family Physicians said recommending shots for everyone could ease the confusion - and that his group is moving toward supporting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/13/liv_453029.shtml
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