March 12, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 10


In this Issue…

Legislative Update

Free Seminar

BCMS Classifieds

Women in Medicine Fundraiser

Save the Date

Space For Lease

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

Northwest Mutual/Eric Kala
Ozona Bank

Legislative Update

Physicians hard at work advocating on behalf of medicine during March 7 First Tuesday


A big thank you to the following physician and Alliance members who participated in the Mar. 7 First Tuesday visit at the Capitol:

Physicians - Leah Jacobson, MD, BCMS President; Daniel Deane, MD; John Edwards, MD; Pam Hall, MD; David Henkes, MD; James Humphreys, MD; Alex Kenton, MD; David Lam, MD; John Menchaca, MD; John Nava, MD;   Alliance members - Lisa DeArmond; Danielle Henkes; Jennifer Lewis and Jennifer Shepherd.


The group visited with legislators and staff of all the offices of our state representatives and senators from Bexar County.  Among the topics discussed were:  surprise billing; vaccine exemptions; scope of practice; expanded mediation; Medicaid reimbursement, GME and the prescription drug monitoring program.  For more information on the 2017 TMA Legislative Priorities, click here


The next First Tuesday is April 4. To register, go to


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

Free Seminar

Tuesday, April 11: Bexar County Medical Society

9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. • 4334 N Loop 1604 W, Suite 200.

The Best Front Desk: Transforming Customer Service



Your front desk staff often are the first people your patients see and/or talk to. Give them the training they need to build strong communication, telephone, and conflict resolution skills that will keep your patients happy and coming back.

This seminar will teach your staff:

  • How to make the best first impression
  • Communication techniques for the best customer service
  • Best practices through mini case studies and practice scenarios


Register today • Mail to InReach, 5700 S. MoPAC, Ste. C310, Austin, TX 78749 • Fax to 512-381-1571 • online

• Check-in with breakfast breads at 8:30 a.m., seminar 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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.

Women in Medicine Fundraiser

This event benefits the BCMS Women in Medicine Committee. Attendees will pay for their own drinks and meals and 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the committee by the Lion and Rose Restaurant.
Click here to register.

Save the Date

"When Breath Becomes Air": A Conversation with Lucy Kalanithi

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, whose husband, Paul Kalanithi, MD, wrote the hauntingly beautiful memoir "When Breath Becomes Air" as a meditation on his life and approaching death at age 37, speaks at the UT Health San Antonio Holly Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 23.

Please register for this free event
here or at


Space For Lease

Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

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.



Bexar County Medical Society

4334 N Loop 1604 W., Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78249



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