March 5, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 9



In this Issue…


Mayoral Debate

HIV/AIDS Awareness

San Antonio Medicine

BCMS Phone App

Save the Date

Space For Lease

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      Favorite Staffing
Ozona Bank


Mayoral Debate


Mayoral candidates address health issues at forum


The three primary candidates in the race for mayor of San Antonio participated in a spirited forum Thursday night, March 2, at the Tobin Center.

The forum was sponsored by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Bexar County Medical Society in partnership with KSAT 12.

Bexar County Democratic Chairman Manuel Medina, Mayor Ivy Taylor and City Councilman Ron Nirenberg discussed a variety of topics during the 90-minute debate.

The municipal election is May 6. Early voting is from April 24 to May 2. For more pictures of the event click here.



BCMS President Leah Jacobson, MD, asks the mayoral candidates about local health issues during a debate on March 3 at the Tobin Center.


HIV/AIDS Awareness


This year marks the 12th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)
In observance of NWGHAAD, local community organizations will host several outreach and testing events to help raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in San Antonio.
The events are to be held during the week of March 10, 2017 at various locations throughout San Antonio.  
Click here for a complete schedule of events.


San Antonio Medicine


Check out the latest issue of San Antonio Medicine
 featuring articles on Allergies by:

Michael P. Vaughn, MD, PhD
Patricia Gomez Dinger, DO
Victor Estrada, MD
Jeffrey S. Hallett, MD
Chris Christodoulou, MD
and David Schulz, CHP

And don’t forget to check for us on social media as well.


BCMS Phone App


The New BCMS Membership Phone App is Here!


This new BCMS Phone App makes available to every BCMS physician the really useful information about BCMS including leadership, calendar, staff, maps, how to contact other docs, etc. You can call, text and email leadership, staff and other physicians directly from the app.


You can download the app from your phone’s app store. The app is there now and it’s free. Just type in Bexar County Medical Society. You will recognize the logo when you see it. As time goes on, we will be adding features to the app and we are open to any suggestions for changes or additions you might have.


Also, when you download the app, please check your contact information on DocBookMD to make sure it’s correct (once you’ve logged in the first time to DocBookMD, you won’t have to enter log-in information again). If your information on DocBookMD is not correct, send an email to the Membership Director, Brissa Vela, (you can use the app to do this) and she will make sure your information gets updated.


We hope you enjoy this new app. It is a lot easier than navigating a website or looking something up in a book. To our physicians, we thank you for being members of the Bexar County Medical Society, and to our supporters we extend a special thanks for your contributions to the field of medicine.



Save the Date


The Patient Institute will honor Outstanding Leaders in Senior Healthcare on April 8, 2017.

The “Elegant Evening” will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Plaza Club in San Antonio.

Honorees include Jason E. Schillerstrom, MD; Maria Wellisch, RN, LNFA; Jerald Winakur, MD

And Special Tribute to Joan J. Ratner, PhD

Click here for more information.



Space For Lease



Circle of Friends


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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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