Aug. 6, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 31


In this Issue…

Physician Volunteers Needed
Distinguished Service Award
Golden Aesculapius Award
The Health Cell Event
Be Wise Immunize
BCMS Lease Space Available
BCMS Auto Program

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors



 Physician Volunteers Needed


My name is Alejandra Morfin. Rose Ann Huynh and I are the community service co-chairs for the UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine AMA-TMA-BCMS Chapter. As part of our commitment to serving our San Antonio community, we are partnering with the Pediatric Interest Group at UT Health San Antonio to provide free of cost physicals for children in the Family Service Association Northside ISD Head Start programs.

We are looking for physicians who would be willing to volunteer with us for a shift from 1:30 to 4 p.m. As medical students, we can perform the physical exams and fill out the forms but must have a physician or PA/NP sign each of the Texas Step Physical forms.

The event will be held at the Head Start locations within Northside ISD. There are six different dates to choose from as we have several different Head Start locations that have requested our help. Depending on the location, the number of children we serve will vary. However, we know it will be in the range of 16-90 students. We will receive specific numbers from the schools before the events.

The dates are as follows:
August 31st
September 8th
September 15th
September 19th
September 21st
September 29th

To sign up, please click on the following link and add your name to the spreadsheet or email me at

To Sign Up: Click here.

We look forward to working with you and feel free to contact us for any questions.

Distinguished Service Award

The Bexar County Medical Society periodically honors chosen physicians who have given much to the medical community in the form of lifetime service to organized medicine, or have made other significant contributions to the practice of medicine.

Dr. Leah Jacobson has asked that each of you consider and recommend BCMS physicians whom you believe should be considered for one of these awards. Obviously, we can’t give awards to everyone, but we would like to hear from you on who you think should be considered and recognized for these awards and why.


Please send your recommendations to the attention of Steve Fitzer ( and Leah Jacobson, MD ( by no later than Sept. 1, 2017.

The BCMS Distinguished Service Award was established in 2009 and has been presented to the following individuals:


Date presented

          William H. “Bill” Hinchey, MD          2009

          George “Rick” Evans                       2010

          Charles Rockwood, MD                  2010

          Marion Primomo                              2011

          Bernard “Buddy” Swift, DO, MPH   2017

          Stephen C. Fitzer                            2017


Golden Aesculapius Award

In 1980, the Bexar County Medical Society established the Golden Aesculapius Award as our highest honor recognizing a lifetime of distinguished service by a BCMS member to our patients and our profession.


This award is not given annually but only upon the occasion of nomination and confirmation of distinguished service.



Those who have received the award are:

                    Alvin O. Severance, MD        1980

                    John M. Smith, Jr., MD          1984

                    John J. Hinchey, MD             1985

                    Charles A. Hulse, MD            1996

                    Merle W. Delmer, MD            1998
                    Al Sanders, MD                      2006

                    Robert N. Jones, MD             2009

                    Jose M. Benavides, MD        2010

                    Harmon W. Kelley, MD          2011

                    Antonio Cavazos, Jr., MD     2013

                    Charles “Chuck” Bauer, MD  2016

                    Vijay N. Koli, MD                    2017


The Health Cell Event

Be Wise Immunize

BCMS Alliance is gearing up for one of the biggest Be Wise Immunize events in its history. With that being said, we need your help! We need volunteers to work the BCMSA vendor table and provide information on vaccines, especially the HPV vaccination. We also need volunteers to help fit and distribute bike helmets.

The event is taking place at the Gilbert Garza Community Center 1450 Mira Vista San Antonio, TX 78228 on Saturday, August 19th, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

You can sign up here:

BCMS Lease Space Available

One professional office suite available on the first floor with 1,749 square feet of rentable space.

The property has an above standard parking ratio of 5.5 spaces per 1,000 SF and Class A common area finishes.

Bexar County Medical Society occupies the entire second floor and member physicians are regular visitors to the building for society meetings.

For more information call
Jon Wiegand at 210-585-4911

BCMS Auto Program

BCMS Auto Show will be Oct. 19

More details to follow.

Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor

Circle of Friends Platinum 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.



Bexar County Medical Society

4334 N Loop 1604 W., Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78249



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