The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Oct. 5,  2014 

Vol. 4, No. 4




The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) has set up an Ebola virus information page in conjunction with

San Antonio Metro Health and DSHS Region 8.

For the most up-to-date information

on the Ebola virus, 


To RSVP, click image above



Nov. 1

Women in Medicine Appreciation

11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Omni Hotel at the Colonnade

For sponsorship opportunities, call


To reserve tables and buy tickets, 

click here





TMA Business Boot Camp: Take Charge

of Your Finances



8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Nov. 3


Conference Room

6243 IH-10 West,

Suite 600


To register,

click here






Metro Health

syphilis report

to the community


This annual event is geared to report the latest data on the local syphilis epidemic, as well as data on how hospitals are doing in terms of congenital syphilis.



11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Oct. 15

Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center


Lunch will be provided.


Register in advance by clicking here.


Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Workers and Those Who Care for Vulnerable Populations


8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6


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


For more information,

click here






TMA, 17 specialty societies join forces to ask Legislature to fix inadequate Medicaid physician payment rates



By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


In a recent letter to the Texas Legislative Budget Board, TMA, along with 17 state specialty societies, asks the Legislature to take action and fix the dismal Medicaid physician payment rates.


There has been much attention on this issue and some progress has been made as a result of bills adopted during the 83rd legislative session last year, which decrease some administrative hassles within the Medicaid program. But, as TMA surveys show, "the single overriding reason physicians cite for why they or their colleagues limit or no longer participate in Medicaid is the grossly inadequate payment."


To read TMA's letter to the Legislative Budget Board, click here.


For local discussion on this and other advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.


Lecture: 'The Archaeology of Health in the Ancient Mediterranean World'





Dr. Alain Touwaide will present a lecture on "The Archaeology of Health in the Ancient Mediterranean World" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Chapman Hall at Trinity University.


The event is free and open to the public.


Dr. Touwaide is a science historian who specializes in the history of medicinal plants in the cultures that flourished around the Mediterranean Sea from antiquity to the 17th century CE. His lecture is sponsored by the Southwest Texas Archeological Society (SWTAS), a branch of the Archeological Institute of America.


Financial support is being sought to cover the approximate cost of $2,000 for expenses. Contributions of all sizes are appreciated by the SWTAS, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions can be sent to AIA SWTAS.  The check should be mailed to: Laura Childs, 2858 Burning Log, San Antonio, TX 78247. The check should stipulate Touwaide Lecture.

















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