The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of July 13,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 44



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 



Oct. 16

BCMS Auto Show

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

BCMS office parking lot,

6243 IH-10 West

Complimentary buffet and cocktail party; new model vehicles; family and friends welcome






Final Call for BCMS Leadership Nominations


There are a few days remaining to nominate physicians to serve in leadership positions

of the Bexar County Medical Society

in 2015.


Please seriously consider getting involved with the leadership of BCMS; don't leave it to someone else to watch out for the practice of medicine. 


Click here to review the positions available, and nominate

yourself or a colleague.



Nomination deadline: 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014











Sunset Review hearings under way

Commission issues report on Texas DSHS


 By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 



The Texas Senate Committee on Health and  Human Services held hearings June 24 and 25 at the Capitol to accept testimony on the Sunset Advisory

Commission's Report on the Texas Department of State Health Services. 


Several TMA members testified on behalf of organized medicine on a number of topics, including:  regulatory tasks of DSHS, DSHS licensure operations, the state's public health system, UIL steroid testing and pre-participation exams for school athletes.  To read the commission's staff report and the physician testimonies, click here


Stay tuned to this column for more information as it becomes available on the status of Sunset Commission hearings.


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



BCMS Circle of Friends welcomes new

gold-level sponsor DataMED



Circle of Friends web logo


This information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS Circle of Friends sponsor at the gold 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. 











































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