The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Dec. 15,  2013 

Vol. 3, No. 14

Back in the

saddle again 



By Steve Fitzer

BCMS CEO/Executive Director


I'm excited and honored to return to the Bexar County Medical Society.


After serving as BCMS CEO and executive director from 2003 to 2008, I retired with plans of consulting as a business management specialist. I never dreamed I'd be walking back into this wonderful organization and rejoining the BCMS family.


Needless to say, I've missed collaborating with the dedicated physicians and staff here. I look forward to a prosperous and exciting 2014 and beyond.


I look forward to hearing from you. You may reach me at 210-301-4383 or at



BCMS joint Installation of Officers



K. Ashok 

Kumar, MD, 

2014 BCMS President.


Cindy Comfort,

2014 BCMS Alliance President



Jan. 25, 2014


The Westin La Cantera

16641 La Cantera Parkway 

San Antonio, Texas 78256







Call for resolutions


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

BCMS Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer


Do you have a TMA policy change suggestion or recommendation for a stance on an issue? Submit your resolutions now to the Bexar County Delegation to TMA.


Deadline is Jan. 31.  For a sample resolution, click here! Completed resolutions should be sent to the delegation liaison

Mary Nava.  


For local discussion on these and other legislative advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting 

Mary Nava. 





TNT Healthcare Consulting LLC 

specializes in medical practice management,

HR consulting services


Our goal is to work with the physician(s) and administrative leader to ensure operational efficiency and fiscal success. While some consulting companies evaluate your practice and then leave you a long "to-do" list for your staff to fix, we prefer to evaluate and then work with the staff to ensure items are corrected. TNT Healthcare Consulting LLC is a locally owned, veteran-owned company.


We can provide the following services:


  • Medical practice management expertise
  • HR management and recruiting/staffing assistance
  • Interim practice administrator when the office manager is on extended vacation or sick leave
  • ICD-10 implementation assistance
  • HIPAA compliance and training
  • Contract evaluation with insurance (health plan) companies
  • Negotiation with vendors
  • Professional liability insurance evaluation
  • Marketing and business development
  • Project management for practice start-up or expansion


Additional information can be found at

  or by contacting:


Tom Tidwell, CMPE - President

(210-861-1258 or


Tracy Estelle - Vice President

(210-865-3510 or


We are pleased to be a BCMS Bronze Level Circle of Friends sponsor for 2013-14.


Circle of Friends web logo  


This information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS Circle of Friends sponsor at the bronze level, but it is not an endorsement. 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 and only will involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients. 


BCMS Member Benefit


BCMS Physicians Health and Rehabilitation Program


The BCMS Physician Health and Rehabilitation (PH&R) Committee's goal is to advocate and aid in the recovery success of the impaired physician.


The BCMS PH&R program offers:

  • Meeting with physicians impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Facilitating rehabilitation, if needed
  • Monitoring the recovery process
  • AA/NA weekly support group meetings for medical professionals
  • Working as your advocate with compliance reporting to your requested recipients

If you or a colleague needs help, contact the BCMS PH&R Committee. Our relationship with you will be confidential, and you will remain anonymous.


For more information about the PH&R program, click here 

or call PH&R Committee Chair Oliver Johnson Jr., MD, at (210) 313-3378, 

or call BCMS PH&R staff liaison Margaret Canfield at (210) 301-4373.


Click here to renew your BCMS and TMA membership for 2014 today,

or call the BCMS membership department at (210) 301-4371.




 About The Weekly Dose 

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