Aug. 26, 2018

Vol. 7, No. 34


In this Issue…

News and Announcements
Structural Heart Summit
Legislative Update
New Member Welcome Mixer
Dr. Gerardo Ortega Honored
BCMS Auto Program and Phone App

BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      Rastegar Equity Partners
Amegy Bank

Structural Heart Summit

Legislative Update

Candidates for Congress and Fourth Court of Appeals visit with BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee


On Aug. 22, members of the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee welcomed the candidates running for Congressional District 21:  Republican candidate, Chip Roy and Democratic candidate, Joseph Kopser (Pictured at left, third from left).  Roy and Kopser face each other in November for the seat being vacated by Congressman Lamar Smith, who is retiring.  A number of topics were discussed, including:  medical schools and graduate medical education; scope of practice, Medical Practice Act, physician ownership and the ACA.


In addition, the committee visited with Justice Rebeca Martinez, Democratic candidate for re-election to the Fourth Court of Appeals, Place 7.


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 at

New Member Welcome Mixer

Dr. Gerardo Ortega Honored



Dr. Lynnette Watkins, Tenet Chief Medical Officer- Texas Market, recognized PVA Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Gerardo Ortega, for organizing and chairing the 2018 Wound Care Conference.  This annual conference started 17 years ago and has provided continuing education to medical providers throughout the region.


Note: Due to a technical error, members using an iPhone or iPad were unable to see the picture of Dr. Ortega last week so we are running it one more time.

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

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Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor


Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor



Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

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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