The Weekly Dose
Bexar County Medical Society
your professional photos looking too dated?
It is time to
update your photo for the Bexar County Medical Society Physician
& Medical Directory, your online Find a Doctor profile and in the
Design will be coming to a location near you in February to take
professional portraits of all physicians. The photographs will be
taken free of charge and you will be able to select your favorite
quality and best presentation we recommend the following attire:
jacket or long-sleeved blouse
Men: Dark jacket
The photo shoots
currently scheduled are shown below.
(800) 951-8712 to schedule a time to have your portrait taken.
Feb. 23 and 24:
Baptist Medical Center Downtown, cafeteria B
Baptist, private dining room in the cafeteria
Feb. 26 and 27:
Baptist, first-floor meeting room across from radiology
We encourage all
physicians (and staff) to take advantage of this free service.
locations, dates and times are subject to change.
84th Legislature under way
First Tuesdays a success
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and Community Relations
Doctors, Alliance members, residents
and medical students joined their colleagues from around the state
during the Feb. 3 First Tuesdays visit to the Capitol.
A special thanks to the following individuals who
participated: BCMS President Jim Humphreys, MD; TMA Board of
Trustees member David Henkes, MD; Michael Battista, MD; David
Holck, MD; Alex Kenton, MD; Thomas Mohr, DO; Ray Osbourn, MD; Janet
Realini, MD; David Shulman, MD; Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD; Mary
Wearden, MD; BCMS Alliance President Rebecca Christopherson, joined
by her daughter, Aiden Christopherson; Alliance members Cindy
Comfort and Danielle Henkes; and 20 resident members from the
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, led by
Gillian Schmitz, MD.
First Tuesdays visit is March 3.
If you are
interested in attending, please visit the TMA website to
Doctors from San Antonio and New Braunfels, along with BCMS staff,
pause for a photo with Sen. Donna Campbell, MD (center), during the
Feb. 3 First Tuesdays.
BCMS physicians, BCMS Alliance
member and staff visit with Rep. Justin Rodriguez on Feb. 3 at the
Capitol. Standing (from left) Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD;
Rodriguez; Janet Realini, MD; Danielle Henkes; David Henkes, MD;
Mary Nava and Jim Humphreys, MD.
discussion on this and other advocacy topics, consider joining the
BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.
honors Unsung Hero Wendy Garza
Wendy Garza is synonymous with title, "Unsung
Hero," her colleagues say.
Ms. Garza has been with Northeast
Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, LLP, since the very beginning, 15
years ago. She has been in the trenches of the hard work that has
contributed to growth and continues to be in the trenches with her
staff to get all things billing and collections accomplished.
She is the "go-to" person
for just about everyone in the organization, from doctors,
administrators, fellow managers, staff and patients, and she will
always stop what she is doing in order to help whoever is requesting
"What makes Wendy Garza a great
nominee for this recognition is the fact that she does all of this with
the best positive attitude and can keep a smile on her face while there
may be chaos in the midst, which has a calming affect for all those
around her," the practice's physicians and staff wrote in her
"She does all of this and does
not seek recognition, accolades or validation. She does all of this
because that is just part of her DNA. She has a tremendous work ethic
and loyalty to this company that makes us proud that she works for
Northeast Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine."
BCMS recognizes physicians' officer
managers/administrators who assist BCMS members to deliver the best
quality care to area patients. Winners receive gift certificates and
are eligible for annual prizes.
To learn more
about the Unsung Hero program, click here.
(Back row from left) Estella Coronado,
Sherri Coleman, Dr. John Chance, Unsung Hero Wendy Garza, Marshall
O'Dowd, Veronica Bishop and Kristina Gomez.
(Front row from left) Brittney Fisher
and Teri Graham.
With Constant Change
Medical Group Management Association
7 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 11
contact Monica Garcia
sponsor at the platinum level
Circle of Friends sponsors
$10,000 to BCMS annually.
you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! This information is sent on
behalf of a valued sponsor at the platinum level, but it is not an
from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and
allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its members.
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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