April 30, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 17


In this Issue…

Happy Fiesta!

First Tuesdays

Mayoral/City Council Candidate Questionnaires

BCMS Classifieds

Walk With a Doc

Space For Lease

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      The Doctor Co.

Happy Fiesta!

                                           First Tuesdays

Last chance to register for the final

First Tuesdays


We need you to join us in Austin on May 2 to help us advocate on behalf of medicine’s issues.  If you haven’t had a chance to participate in First Tuesdays, please consider doing so! Grab your white coat and come up to Austin for a day of fun and conversation!  For more information and to register for First Tuesdays at the capitol, go to


For local discussion on this and other advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava, chief government affairs officer and lobbyist at

Mayoral/City Council Candidate Questionnaires

The Bexar County Medical Society posed several health-related questions to all of the mayoral and city council candidates running in the San Antonio city elections this year. The unedited answers from the candidates who responded to the questionnaire are linked below. The City of San Antonio holds its local elections on May 6. 
This information is provided as a service from the Bexar County Medical Society, but is not an endorsement. BCMS does not make endorsements of any candidates for office nor of elected officials. 

John Velasquez – Mayoral candidate
Will McLeod – Mayoral candidate
Lauro Bustamante – City Council District 1
Keith Toney – City Council District 2
Dori L. Brown – City Council District 2
Rey Guevara – City Council District 4
Cynthia Cavazos – City Council District 5
Cynthia Brehm – City Council District 8
Paul Martin – City Council District 8
David “Doc” Cohen – City Council District 9
Matt Pina – City Council District 9
Eric Robert Morse – City Council District 10
John Alvarez – City Council District 10


Early Voting ends on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Voting hours vary. A Registered Voter may vote at any of the Early Voting Sites. ELECTION DAY is May 6. Voting hours – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at your respective Election Day Polling Site.

BCMS Classifieds

Looking for a good deal on some medical equipment or office space?

Check out the Classifieds section on the BCMS Web page.

As a service to BCMS members, medical-related classified ads can be placed on the web site at no charge. Things that can be advertised include:

Medical equipment and office furniture
Physician and Administrative jobs opportunities
Practices for sale or lease

Click here to see more.

Walk with a Doc

National Stroke Awareness Month

Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m.

McAllister Park – Pavilion #1 (Al Becken)

13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd., San Antonio


Featuring: Neurologist Dr. Adam Blanchette; Interventional Radiologist Dr. Walter Zink and Dr. Jorge Alvarez


On behalf of Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio, Bexar County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association, we invite you to join us for Walk with a Doc!

It’s a free, monthly event for families that includes a short presentation on reducing risk factors and a healthy lifestyle, an exhilarating walk and an opportunity to ask your favorite doctors questions about your health.

We’ll have special guests each month and a variety of demonstrations and discussions about health and wellness.

This month we’ll learn how to reduce your stroke risk and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke to prevent death and disability.

No registration required. Dress for the weather and lace up your tennies!


Be sure to follow us:


Walk with a Doc
Methodist Healthcare Calendar
for upcoming walks and  locations!

Walk with TIPSSW

On a glorious Sunday morning ( April 23) about 20 of us walked the talk at Tom C. Clark High School. Special thanks to Dr. Leah Jacobson, President BCMS, for joining us! We were happy to welcome two new wonderful lady walkers and their dog Lily ( she is camera shy from town! Thanks to our cardiologist Dr. Kiran Cheruku on call and at hand to answer their questions.  Next Walk is scheduled for May 21.
 – Dr. Aruna Venkatesh


Space For Lease


Circle of Friends Silver Sponsor

The Bexar County Medical Society is proud to welcome The Doctors Company as a renewing Silver Sponsor to our Circle of Friends program

Please support this sponsor with your patronage.
Thank you!

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor




Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

This information is sent on behalf of our sponsors 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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San Antonio, TX 78249



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