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American Family Physician

American Family Physician  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Am. Fam. Phys.
Discipline Family medicine
Language English
Edited by Jay Siwek
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biweekly
After 12 months
ISSN 0002-838X (print)
1532-0650 (web)
LCCN 85650524
OCLC no. Template:OCLC search link

American Family Physician is a biweekly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.[1] It provides continuing medical education for family physicians and other primary care clinicians. The journal publishes original articles presenting a family medicine perspective on and approach to common clinical conditions and evidence-based, clinical reviews intended to assist family physicians in patient care.[2]

The predecessor to American Family Physician was the journal GP, an acronym for "General Practitioner". GP was first published in 1950 by the American Academy of General Practice, which was the predecessor organization to the American Academy of Family Physicians.[3]


  1. ^ National Center for Biotechnology Information. "American Family Physician". Journal catalog. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "American Family Physician". ScImago Journal & Country Rank. Scimago Lab. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "AFP 50 Years Ago: Report on Internships and Residency Training for General Practice - July 1, 2000 - American Family Physician". American Academy of Family Physicians. 2000-07-01. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 

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