The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of July 6,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 43



Sept. 18

BCMS Foundation

Golf Tournament

Quarry Golf Club

(To register and for more information, see below.)



Sept. 24

BCMS Fall General Membership Meeting

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Hilton at the 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



The safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted medications


July 12

Alamo City Church

6500 IH-35 North

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


For more information, visit





Jayesh Shah, MD, wraps up year

as AAPI president


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) held its 32nd annual convention June 25-29 in San Antonio.


Dr. Jayesh Shah concluded his year as AAPI president by orchestrating a plan to bring the national AAPI convention to San Antonio for the first time. The convention was filled with numerous speakers, entertainers and celebrities from the United States and India.  Among the notables attending the convention was India's Hon. Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan, MD, who delivered an incredible presentation on the work he and other leaders are doing in collaboration with 24 countries to improve the healthcare climate and access to care in India. 


This year, under Dr. Shah's leadership, the AAPI convention hosted the inaugural launch of the organization's "Be Fit. Be Cool" walk, with the focus of combating obesity.  On hand for the opening ceremony and walk were  the 2014 Miss America, Nina Davuluri, the first Indian American to be chosen as Miss America, and Sendhil Ramamurthy, an American actor known for his roles in "Heroes" and "Covert Affairs." He is the son of Drs. Somayaji and Rajam Ramamurthy.


Dr. Shah commented: "I want to thank the Bexar County Medical Society and its members for their strong support in hosting the AAPI national convention in San Antonio.  I appreciate the hard work and commitment by all my colleagues who helped plan and execute a successful convention culminating my year as president of AAPI.  Also, I want to thank the BCMS Alliance for their support and participation in the AAPI inaugural Be Fit. Be Cool walk."



Dr. Jayesh Shah, outgoing president of AAPI, is presented with a plaque during the AAPI convention presidential gala held June 28 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Standing (from left): Dr. Manju Sachdev (back left); Dr. Jayesh Shah; Dr. Shashi Shah, outgoing AAPI board of trustees chair; and Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, the organization's incoming president.


Look for complete AAPI convention highlights in the September issue of San Antonio Medicine. For more information, contact Mary Nava.





Last call for BCMS Leadership Nominations


It is time 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




























BCMS Circle of Friends welcomes 

new silver-level sponsor

Cano & Co.







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This information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS Circle of Friends 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.






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