AAFP Board Chair Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD, Has Concerns About Flu Season 2022-2023

"Well, we're a little bit concerned about what might happen over the next 3 to 4 months," said Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD, referring to the 2022-23 respiratory virus season now in its very early weeks.

Ransone, who is board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), spoke with Patient Care Online® this week about what the Academy and its members are most concerned about as the country prepares for a third season of cocirculating influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus—a season that will be largely void of the mitigation measures Ransone believes are the reason he has not seen "a single case of influenza come through his office" in 2 years.

He talks more about his concerns in our converstation, here.


Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD, is board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a clinical assistant professor of medicine and population health at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He is the physician practice director at Riverside Fishing Bay Family Practice in Deltaville, VA.