American Family Physician

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American Family Physician  
Discipline Family medicine
Language English
Edited by Sumi Sexton
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biweekly
After 12 months
Standard abbreviations
Am. Fam. Physician
ISSN 0002-838X (print)
1532-0650 (web)
LCCN 85650524
OCLC no. 01777828

American Family Physician is a semimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.[1][2] 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.[3]

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.


  1. ^ "About AFP". American Academy of Family Physicians. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  2. ^ National Center for Biotechnology Information. "American Family Physician". Journal catalog. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  3. ^ "American Family Physician". ScImago Journal & Country Rank. Scimago Lab. Retrieved 26 May 2013.

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