The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Aug. 18, 2013 

Vol. 2, No. 49


The simplest risk management tool


By John K. Wisniewski

BCMS CEO/Executive Director



There are many important proactive risk management tools involving verification, documentation and communication, but a key element often overlooked is trust.


This would be a good week to address any trust issues you have with your support staff. 


Also, one of the intangible benefits of BCMS membership is a strengthened relationship with your colleagues. We encourage you to attend our events and get involved.





Eighth Annual

Border Health Conference


Aug. 22-23

La Posada Hotel

1000 Zaragoza St.

Laredo, Texas


For more information

on this FREE event,

click here.




BCMS needs

physician speakers

 PH&PA Committee initiative creating demand for 'diabetes experts' 


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

BCMS Chief Governmental and

Community Relations Officer


The BCMS Public Health and Patient Advocacy Committee is quite busy meeting with a variety of community organizations interested in supporting the committee's initiative: the prevention and control of cardiometabolic diseases.


One of our community supporters is the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association. The ADA is launching a new program, "Living with Type 2 Diabetes," and inviting interested physicians to sign up as participants by offering educational materials to patients.


The ADA will mail the free materials to your office, and you may re-order as many as you'd like. The program also is available free to patients, but the ADA is hoping to get to the patients at the time of diagnosis (or early on in diagnosis) through physicians. If you would like to participate, click here for details.


In addition, as opportunities arise to participate in community events and/or media interviews on these topics, there will be a need to schedule physician "diabetes experts." If you are interested in participating as a speaker, click here to sign up


For local discussion on this and other public health topics, consider joining the 

BCMS Public Health and Patient Advocacy Committee by contacting Mary Nava at









 About The Weekly Dose 

  The Weekly Dose is a service of the Bexar County Medical Society.

Some of the suggestions conveyed may not be applicable to your practice today,
 but the goal is to offer information over time that returns value in excess

of the cost of your membership.

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 Bexar County Medical Society, San Antonio, Texas.



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