Feb. 5, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 5


In this Issue…

2017 Installation of Officers

Legislative Update

FEMA Course

Walk with a Doc

Free Lecture

SAMGMA Conference CME

Space For Lease

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors




Dr. Leah Jacobson was sworn in as the 2017 BCMS President during the Installation of Officers ceremony on Jan. 28 at the Witte Museum.





A video message from Dr. Jacobson

2017 BCMS Officers (Back Row) Dr. Gerald Greenfield,

Dr. John Holcomb, Dr. Adam Ratner, Mr. Stephen Fitzer

(Front Row) Dr. Sheldon Gross, Dr. Leah Jacobson,

Dr. Jayesh Shah.

Click here to see more pictures



TMA physician members prepare for Feb. 7th
First Tuesdays at the Capitol

The following are the top TMA legislative items we will be taking to the Capitol on Feb. 7 to discuss with our legislators, including the public health priorities of the Texas Public Health Coalition, of which BCMS is a member. 

A description of each of the priorities follows:

Insurance — Balance or “Surprise” Billing
Scope of practice
The State Budget
Medicaid and CHIP
Graduate Medical Education
Step Therapy


Texas Public Health Coalition's
2016-17 Legislative Agenda

To register for First Tuesdays, visit  For local discussion on these and other legislative advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava, chief government affairs officer and lobbyist, at

FEMA Course

Medical Management of CBRNE Events

Participants completing this program will be able to properly perform patient triage, decontamination, treatment, and transportation in the event of exposure to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) weapons.


Course Dates:

March 17th – 18th, 2017



Bexar County Emergency Operations Center

8130 Inner Circle Road / Brooks City Base

San Antonio, Tx 78235

Registration Instructions:

Go to Preparing Texas website

For More Information, Contact:

David Cohen (210) 241-4675

Walk with a Doc


Wear something red!


Next walk will be

Saturday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m.

at McAllister Park
Pavilion #1 (Al Becken) 

13102 Jones Maltsburger Rd.



For more information contact:


Brissa Vela



Free Lecture

The Science and Practice of Mindfulness:
Improving Health and Well-Being for Patients and Clinicians

Presented by Carl Fulwiler, MD, PhD

When: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

What time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: School of Medicine Room 309L
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive

Register at

See the Flyer here.

SAMGMA Conference CME

Disruptive Physician Behavior: Legal and Ethical Implications


Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

CME Presentation: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Embassy Suites NW

7750 Briaridge

San Antonio, TX 78230

Click here for more information.



Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor

Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor

We welcome a new Platinum sponsor to the Medical Society.

Please support our sponsors because they support us.




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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