Sept. 10, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 36


In this Issue…

BCMS Response to Hurricane Harvey
MedDropSA Collection
Physicians Needed for Head Start Medical Exams
BCMS New Member Welcome Event
BCMS Writing Workshop
Upcoming BCMS Events
BCMS Lease Space Available
BCMS Auto Program and Phone App

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      Network Alliance
First Command


BCMS Response to Hurricane Harvey

BCMS Physicians Treat Harvey Evacuees


The Bexar County Medical Society recruited 193 of its physician members and 370 other medical personnel volunteers to provide medical services for the benefit of displaced Hurricane Harvey evacuees.

These medical professionals provided 24-hour medical coverage beginning August 25 at shelters set up in San Antonio.

The Chair of the BCMS Emergency Preparedness Committee, Dr. David Cohen (shown here) directed the efforts, supported by BCMS staff member Melody Newsom.

Dr. Cohen, who is also Chair of the Alamo Area Medical Reserve Corps, was additionally supported by Evelyn Garza.


MedDropSA Collection



Physicians Needed for Head Start Medical Exams


My name is Alejandra Morfin. Rose Ann Huynh and I are the community service co-chairs for the UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine AMA-TMA-BCMS Chapter. As part of our commitment to serving our San Antonio community, we are partnering with the Pediatric Interest Group at UT Health San Antonio to provide free of cost physicals for children in the Family Service Association Northside ISD Head Start programs.

We are looking for physicians who would be willing to volunteer with us for a shift from 1:30 to 4 p.m. As medical students, we can perform the physical exams and fill out the forms but must have a physician or PA/NP sign each of the Texas Step Physical forms.

The event will be held at the Head Start locations within Northside ISD. There are four different dates to choose from as we have several different Head Start locations that have requested our help. Depending on the location, the number of children we serve will vary. However, we know it will be in the range of 16-90 students. We will receive specific numbers from the schools before the events.


The dates are as follows:
September 15th
September 19th
September 21st
September 29th

To sign up, please click on the following link and add your name to the spreadsheet or email me at

To Sign Up:
Click here.

We look forward to working with you and feel free to contact us for any questions.

 BCMS New Member Welcome Event

BCMS Writing Workshop

The Bexar County Medical Society will sponsor a Writing Workshop on Sept. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the new BCMS Building at 4334 N. Loop 1604 W.
It will be conducted by Gemini Ink and is open to all physicians
and members of the BCMS Alliance as well as a limited number of medical students.
There will be a $30 registration fee per person.

Breakfast and a light lunch will be served. 
Supporting sponsors for the event are Dr. Dale Wood and
San Antonio Medicine Publisher Louis Doucette.

Following is a brief description of the event:

Breathing Life Into Stories: A Prose Workshop
Few experience the human story quite the way physicians do, for they see us at our most vulnerable and our most valiant. This interactive workshop will explore the stories each of us has to tell, from both a medical and/or human perspective, and present techniques for crafting vivid, compelling prose that leaps off the page.

To register please call 210-301-4388.

Upcoming BCMS Events

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 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 Network Alliance as a New Gold Sponsor to our Circle of Friends program.

Please support this New Sponsor with your patronage. Thank you.

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.



Bexar County Medical Society

4334 N Loop 1604 W., Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78249



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