Dec. 10, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 48


In this Issue…

Call for Award Nominations
SA Tobacco21 Campaign
Join a BCMS Committee
SAMGMA Training for Practice Management
BCMS Auto Program and Phone App

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      EdwardJones Financial Advisor
The Doctors Co.


Call for Award Nominations

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.

Deadline is Dec. 31.

Distinguished Service Award

At the January 13, 2009, meeting of the BCMS Past Presidents Advisory Council, the BCMS Distinguished Service Award was established. The first recipient of the BCMS Distinguished Service Award was William H. “Bill” Hinchey, MD. Award presented at the Installation of Officers.


Send nominations to BCMS@BCMS.ORG.


SA Tobacco21 Campaign

Tobacco 21 discussions continue


Last Wednesday, Dec. 6, BCMS physician members and staff attended a news conference at City Hall promoting the importance of the Tobacco 21 ordinance presently under consideration.  Dr. Leah Jacobson, BCMS president, spoke both at the news conference and also testified before the City Council during the "Citizens to be Heard" portion of the public hearing.  There is still work to be done to fine tune the language pertaining to the endorsement aspect of the ordinance.  To learn more about the Tobacco 21 Coalition, of which BCMS is a member, click on the following for more details:


Draft ordinance


Coalition Letter


Tobacco 21 FAQs


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


Photo caption (Left)

Leah Jacobson, MD, BCMS President, speaks during a press conference at Town Hall in support of the Tobacco 21 ordinance.

Join a BCMS Committee


SAMGMA Training for Practice Management

BCMS Auto Program and Phone App


Download the new BCMS Phone App today!

  • Keep up with BCMS events and activities
  • Contact physician leadership and BCMS staff
  • Access to BCMS publications and services

    Available for free at the Apple Store and Google Play.

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor

The Bexar County Medical Society is proud to welcome Elizabeth A Olney / EdwardJones
as a New Gold Sponsor to our Circle of Friends program.

Please support this sponsor with your patronage.

                                   Circle of Friends Silver 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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