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Important Physician News and Deadlines
Be Cautious When Considering COVID-19 Treatments
The Texas Medical Board and Texas Medical Association remind physicians to continue to use strong medical judgment when considering drugs and therapies to treat COVID-19 and to take all appropriate steps when making any treatment decision. Learn More

Are you offering Telemedicine Services in your practice? 
The Bexar County Medical Society is updating the online Find a Doctor referral profiles to indicate if you offer Telemedicine Services in your practice. Please click here to let us know.

Infectious Disease Specialist answers your COVID-19 questions
Dr. Ruth Berggren, an infectious disease specialist from UT Health San Antonio’s Long School of Medicine, answered questions about face shields, vaccines and testing. Watch video

Learn to navigate Sensitive Conversations virtually
The COVID-19 pandemic has created clear challenges for physicians and patients, including safely treating people both in the office and virtually via telemedicine. Listen to the podcast share tips for having sensitive conversations with staff, colleagues and patients. 

Letter to Gov. Abbott regarding Facility Visitation Principles
The Texas Medical Association, joined by six other state health care organizations, has written a letter with a list of principles to help hospitals and other health care facilities provide more flexible visitation policies for patients facing serious illness or end of life situations during COVID-19. This letter was sent to Governor Abbott and Texas HHSC Commission, Cecile Young. Read letter here

Free PPE Supplies
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Bexar County Medical Society and the Strategic Alliance for Emergency Response (SAFER Texas) have sent over 1,030 PPE care packages to physician practices containing over 160,000 pieces of PPE. This effort has helped roughly 10,182 healthcare professionals through this ongoing project. A huge Thank You to Gwendolyn Quintana and the SAFER Texas volunteers who have made this project work!

Need PPE for your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.
Upcoming Community Events

Metro Health Health Weekly COVID-19 Medical Provider Update
August 18 
│6pm│Join meeting
Panelists Dr. Junda Woo and Dr. Anita Kurian will provide COVID-19 updates and local guidance, and will answer questions.

SAMGMA Lunch Connection: Fraud in the Age of COVID-19
August 18

SAMGMA Membership Meeting
August 27

Military City USA Trauma Collaborative Research Conference
August 26-27
Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors
Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.
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4334 N Loop 1604 W, Ste 200
San Antonio, TX 78249
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