April 7, 2019

Vol. 8, No. 14

In this Issue…
April First Tuesdays
Institute for Women’s Health Open House
San Antonio Medicine Magazine Submissions
Order Your BCMS Alliance Fiesta Medal
BCMS Auto Program

      Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
Phyllis Browning Co.

April First Tuesdays

April First Tuesdays a huge success

Many thanks to all the BCMS members, Alliance members and medical students who attended the April First Tuesdays visit to the Capitol on April 2.  Attendees included:  Physicians – David Henkes, MD; Jim Humphreys, MD; Alex Kenton, MD; Sanjiv Kumar, MD; John Nava, MD; BCMS President – Adam Ratner, MD; Ninza Sanchez, MD; Jayesh Shah, MD; John Shepherd, MD and Zeke Silva, MD.  Alliance members in attendance, were:  Danielle Henkes and Jenny Shepherd.


In addition, the following medical students from UT Health and UIW School of Medicine (UIWSOM) attended and joined the physicians and Alliance members on visits with the Bexar County legislators and their staffs


From UT Health – Phil Acosta; Nnamdi Akabogu; Scott Anderson; Daniel Carlisle; Jessica Davis; Trevor Dickey; Jasmine Gill; John Hintz; Glory Hughes; Frank Jing; Samiya Khan; Swetha Maddipudi; Rishi Malhotra; Sharon Mathai; Jen Nordhauser; Sid Pradeep; Irma Ruiz; Ahmed Shoola; Sabi Shrestha; Vanessa Trivino; Ryan Wealther; David Wilcox; Chelsea Wu and from UIWSOM – Sara Buckley, Jessica Gale and Marc Ghosn.


At the time of this writing, there are just over 50 days left in the 140-day legislative session.  Many of medicine’s bills are moving through the process and a number of topics were covered during the First Tuesdays visits, including:  Medicaid, state budget; mental health; surprise billing; pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs); prior authorizations; scope of practice; vaccinations and Tobacco 21.


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

Institute for Women’s Health Open House

Order your BCMS Alliance Fiesta Medal


The Bexar County Medical Society Alliance donated $1,060 to the University Hospital NICU in addition to a large amount of toys, books, clothes and diapers!



BCMS Auto Program

Circle of Friends Gold 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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