Oct. 8, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 40


In this Issue…

Fall General Membership Meeting
Friends of P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Dinner
Immunization Conference
BCMS Lease Space Available
BCMS Auto Show

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

Huffman Developments


Fall General Membership Meeting


Dear BCMS Members:

BCMS is pleased to host a first-ever Legislative Forum on Thursday, Oct. 12 at UT Health San Antonio Holly Auditorium.  The program, offering CME credit, will start with a networking hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Legislative Forum at 6:30 p.m.

TMA President, Carlos Cardenas, MD will serve as keynote and moderator for the event.  Legislators who have confirmed their participation in the Forum, include: 

Dist. 26 – Sen. Jose Menendez

Dist. 116 - Rep. Diana Arevalo

Dist. 117 – Rep. Philip Cortez

Dist. 118 – Rep. Tomas Uresti


Dist. 119 – Rep. Roland Gutierrez

Dist. 120 – Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins

Dist. 124 – Rep. Ina Minjarez

The BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee, under the leadership of Chairman, Alex Kenton, MD, is very active throughout the year hosting meetings with members of our state legislature on an individual basis.  It was through the work of this group that the idea of the presentation of the Legislative Forum first originated.

During each legislative session, our elected officials go to bat for physicians and patients.  Physicians participate in First Tuesdays, go to the Capitol to testify on medicine’s issues and many serve as key contacts with our elected officials.

Now, more than ever, we need many more of our members to become involved in legislative advocacy.  Your help is greatly needed in so many areas of healthcare concerns, including: Medicaid, scope, insurance, public health, women’s health, and many others.  The first step to becoming involved is to become informed on these and other issues.

Click here to register to attend the Legislative Forum on Oct. 12.  Come early to meet and visit with some of our elected officials from San Antonio who represent you, your patients and your practice in the Texas House and Senate.  If you have a particular question for our legislators, you may submit your question online as well.

For more information, contact Mary Nava, BCMS Chief Government Affairs Officer and Lobbyist at or by calling (210) 301-4395.


Leah Jacobson, MD

 P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Dinner

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Historical Medical Library Dinner


The 47th Annual Friends Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. This year’s presentation titled, “Believing in Race: Its Legacy in Our Nation's Health", will feature a presentation about the history of races and the impact on health by Dr. Jill Fleuriet, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of the Honors College at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Dr. Fleuriet is a cultural and medical anthropologist who specializes in the qualitative analysis of health and health care inequalities.


Dinner Details:



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cash bar 6:30 PM; Dinner 7:00 PM


Old San Francisco Steak House

10223 Sahara Street (off San Pedro north of Loop 410)



$55 per person

$35 for students: *Students are encouraged to apply for sponsorships to cover the cost of registration and membership.


All are welcome to attend!

Please note that this year we are offering online registration for the dinner. See the attached newsletter for more information.


Online dinner reservation form:


Please RSVP for the dinner by Friday October 20, 2017.

Immunization Conference


The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is excited to announce the 2017 Texas Immunization Conference which will be held on November 28 – 30, 2017 at the San Antonio Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk.


The link for registration is


Everyone is excited to be having the Conference in San Antonio this year, and local providers are invited to participate.


The conference will be bringing immunization partners together to share information, discuss current issues, and recommend strategies to improve immunization rates across Texas.


The conference is targeted towards private- and public-sector healthcare professionals who are interested in improving immunization rates in Texas. There will be plenaries, networking opportunities, five tracks of breakout sessions, exhibitor sessions, and a film showing.


In addition, there will be Continuing Education Credits available to ensure attendees are provided the most current and useful information on immunizations.


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 Show

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor

                                    Circle of Friends 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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