The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Aug. 31,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 51





Sept. 18


BCMS Foundation Golf Tournament 


Quarry Golf Club


To register, 

click here.



Sept. 24


BCMS Fall General Membership Meeting


6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Hilton San Antonio Airport, 

611 N.W. Loop 410


CME and legislative updates


Click here for information and reservations.



New BCMS Website Feature of the Week 




Looking for a new or preowned vehicle? Let the BCMS Auto Program take the hassle out of buying!


Click here to get started with your vehicle shopping.


Then complete an online vehicle request.


BCMS can help secure financing at participating dealers.


For more information, contact

Phil Hornbeak

at 210-301-4367 

or by email.







Former BCMS President Dr. Gerardo Ortega takes the ALS ice water challenge Aug. 24 at his ranch in Comfort. Pouring the ice water (left) is his wife, Cathy Ortega. Interpreting (right) for the visiting delegation from Kumamoto, Japan, is Hiroko Fay. Photo by Melody Newsom


If you, your family or staff have taken the ALS ice water challenge, send your photos to for upcoming issues of The Weekly Dose.


For information on the challenge, which benefits research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, visit the Muscular Dystrophy Association at





Reception held in honor of

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


On Aug. 23, Drs. Vijay and Malathi Koli hosted a reception in their home honoring State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (District 26), who is currently running for lieutenant governor.


Pausing for a photo are (standing, from left) Jayesh Shah, MD; Mary Nava; Vijay Koli, MD; Michael Battista, MD;and Rajam Ramamurthy, MD; and (seated from left) Malathi Koli, MD; Van de Putte; the senator's daughter, Nichole Van de Putte, MD; and Janet Realini, MD.





For more information, contact Mary Nava.











The BCMS Circle of Friends program welcomes

Joe Salinas of Kuper Sotheby's 

as a new sponsor at the silver level. 






Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! This information is sent on behalf of a valued sponsor at the silver 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.





8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Oct. 6 

Omni Hotels and Resorts 
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78230  


Click here for information and registration 



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