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Feb. 28, 2016                                                                                                                       Vol. 5, No. 8






The Bexar County Medical Society

is proud to announce


for 2016 President-elect

of the Texas Medical Association


Here are a few things his colleagues have to say about him:


"We are at a critical turning point in medicine. Texas physicians are on the defensive. We are hitting wall after wall trying to maintain a practice, trying to maintain patient access to our care, fending off scope of practice infringements and fighting to uphold tort reform. Last Spring, I was speaking passionately to one of our legislators about these very issues, but seemed not to be getting through. David walked in, and after listening for a minute, began to speak. I saw a perceptible shift. David immediately commanded the respect, trust and attention of that legislator. You only get that unspoken quality through a deep understanding and years of active, hands-on working on the issues. It's a quality honed through years of listening to others and working to unify and solve the problem. And legislators and physician colleagues trust and respect that alike." Alex Kenton, MD, BCMS


"At a time when our profession is facing unprecedented challenges, David stands out as a person unparalleled in his experience with organized medicine." Jayesh Shah, MD, BCMS President


To read the full letter being sent to all delegates to TMA in Texas click here. 




With Super Tuesday around the corner, 

BCMS physicians continue 

visits with legislators


By Mary E. Nava, MBA, chief government affairs officer 

With the March 1 primary approaching, the month of February offered opportunities for physicians to attend a number of legislative receptions.  Many thanks to BCMS members who participated in discussions with elected officials and candidates in recent weeks.

BCMS physicians attended a TEXPAC-sponsored event on Feb. 17 at The Palm Restaurant in honor of Sen. Carlos Uresti (District 19).  Pausing for a photo with Sen. Uresti were (l-r):  Mark Welborn, MD; Bernard Swift, Jr., DO; Uresti; Jesse Moss, Jr., MD; Michael Battista, MD and Alex Kenton, MD.


 On Feb. 17, BCMS members visited with candidate for House District 118, Tomas Uresti, (standing left), who was in attendance at his brother's reception.


Physicians representing Bexar and Comal county medical societies attended a TEXPAC-sponsored reception on Feb. 24 honoring Rep. Doug Miller (District 73-New Braunfels) at the home of Drs. Michelle and Fausto Meza in New Braunfels.  Doctors in attendance included (l-r): Parin Shah, MD; Jesse Moss, Jr., MD; Miller; Michelle Meza, MD; Fausto Meza, MD and Jeffrey Paul MD.


BCMS physicians attended a reception in honor of Rep. Rick Galindo (District 117) on Feb. 25 hosted by Drs. Ryan and Christine Van Ramshorst at their home in Alamo Ranch.  Among the attendees were (l-r):  Janet Realini, MD; Galindo; John Holcomb, MD; Christine Van Ramshorst, MD; Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD and Rene Perez, MD.







Drs. Bill Gonzaba and Manuel Martinez perform ribbon cutting ceremony for
Gonzaba's new Occupational Medicine & Therapy Center




Gonzaba Medical Group Unveils New Occmed Therapy Center


Gonzaba Medical Group has opened its new Occupational Medicine & Therapy Center at 730 Pleasanton Road in the south side of San Antonio.


The new 5,000 sq. ft. facility will house Gonzaba's Occupational Medicine and Physical Therapy departments, providing more exam rooms and state of the art equipment to accommodate patients while improving quality of care. The new center specializes in workplace injuries and industrial medicine, providing services including injury treatment and rehabilitation, drug and alcohol testing, DOT and non DOT physicals and vaccinations among others. Laboratory, CT, MRI, X-Ray and Urgent Care are available next door at Gonzaba's Main Clinic at 720 Pleasanton Road.


"We wanted to build a larger facility that will increase patient flow and improve wait times," said Dr. Bill Gonzaba, CEO and founder of Gonzaba Medical Group. "We understand employees and employers alike want to avoid lost time at work. Our new facility provides the best care possible and improves patient management efficiency, getting folks back to work in the fastest way possible."


Businesses interested in partnering with Gonzaba for their occupational medicine needs should contact Magdaline Rubio via email at magdalinerubio@gonzaba.com or call 210-426-8118 to request an information packet and a tour of the facility.


The Gonzaba Occupational Medicine Center is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm with Physical Therapy open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 6pm, Fridays from 8am to 5pm and Saturdays from 8am to 12pm.


Gonzaba Medical Group is a family owned medical practice that has been providing quality healthcare and excellent customer service in convenient, family-friendly locations for almost 60 years. Serving in multiple locations throughout San Antonio, Gonzaba Medical Group continues to change the way healthcare is delivered while staying true to its core principle: "The patient always comes first." For more information, please visit www.gonzaba.com or call 210-921-3800. 













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