The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of  Feb. 8,  2015 

Vol. 4, No.  22

Are 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 DocBookMD app.


RCL Portrait 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 shot.


For professional quality and best presentation we recommend the following attire:


Women: Suit jacket or long-sleeved blouse


Men: Dark jacket and tie


The photo shoots currently scheduled are shown below. 


Please call (800) 951-8712 to schedule a time to have your portrait taken.


Feb. 23 and 24: Baptist Medical Center Downtown, cafeteria B


Feb. 25: 

Mission Trail Baptist, private dining room in the cafeteria


Feb. 26 and 27:

North Central Baptist, first-floor meeting room across from radiology


We encourage all physicians (and staff) to take advantage of this free service.


Note: All 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 Officer 


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.

The next First Tuesdays visit is March 3.

If you are interested in attending, please visit the TMA website to register. 




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.


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




BCMS 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 her assistance.


"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 nomination letter.


"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.



Dealing With Constant Change


San Antonio Medical Group Management Association

2015 Annual Educational Conference

7 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11

Embassy Suites, Northwest IH-10 


For information, contact Monica Garcia






renewing sponsor at the platinum level

Platinum-level Circle of Friends sponsors

contribute $10,000 to BCMS annually.


Support Our Sponsors -- 

Our Sponsors Support Us!




Circle of Friends web logo


Thank 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 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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