Why the AAFP Won’t Help You With the MOC Issue

I have mentioned the conflict of interest before between the AAFP and ABFM.  Here are some links:

The Dream Team of the ABFM and AAFP Come Together

ABFM: Lipstick on a Pig

Why Does the ABFM Get Any Publicity?

Want more proof?

In the most recent issue of the American Family Physician is a three page ad on what is called the PerformanceNagivator.  It turns out that you can satisfy your “Family Medicine Certification’s Performance Improvement and Self-Assessment” activities all in one program.  Hooray!

Once again there is an intentional deception here.  This is not for initial certification. It is for the bogus MOC where the ABFM makes millions of……..us.  They made $14 million off the MOC alone in 2015.   They have $86 million in assets!  Do you have that much?

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The top picture is the ad showing that it is obvious the AAFP is in cahoots with the ABFM.  There is no way that the ABFM is giving that CME money all to the AAFP.  It must be shared.  And there is a ton of it.

So when people ask why doesn’t the AAFP help us to end the MOC now you know why.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Why the AAFP Won’t Help You With the MOC Issue

  1. mamadoc
    July 27, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Heck, already knew that. This is why I will not do any CME sponsored by AAFP.

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