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PHY-002: Inter-specialty Cooperation

 
Inter-specialty Cooperation: The Wisconsin Medical Society affirms, commends and endorses the actions of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians and the Wisconsin Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Wisconsin Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to improve relationships between the two specialties and encourages similar efforts on the part of other specialties. The Society also supports the following policy statement developed by the two organizations:

The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians and the Wisconsin Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agree that close collaboration between family physicians and obstetricians/gynecologists is necessary and desirable both to meet the health care needs of women and to make our professional activities more rewarding.

The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians supports the role of primary care provider for those obstetricians/gynecologists who have appropriate interests and skills in generalist health care.

The Wisconsin Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supports the provision of women’s health care services, including maternity care, by family physicians that have appropriate skills and interests.

To this end, both groups call upon their members to collaborate enthusiastically in areas of patient care, medical education, and legislative action. (HOD, 0411)*

*Currently under five-year policy review.