Dec. 1, 2019

Important Physician News and Events

·         Recertification Required for Healthy Texas Women Program Ends Dec 31, 2019

·         CDC updates EVALI guidance for health care providers as flu activity increases nationally

·         Quality Payment Program (QPP) Performance Year 2019 Ends Dec 31

·         Texas Surprise Billing Law Takes Effect January 1

In This Issue of

The Weekly Dose

Circle of Friends – Support Those Who Support BCMS

BCMS Programs
and Services

Committee Volunteers Wanted

How Social Medial Fuels Anti Vaccination Sentiment - SAM

Walk with a Doc

BCMS on Social Media

Medical Community News & Events

Touchstone Imaging

The Bank of San Antonio

Sol Schwartz & Associates, P.C.

MedPro Group

Physicians' Purchasing Guide

Auto Program

BCMS Calendar

BCMS/Favorite Staffing

Credentialing Services - BCVI

LifeBridge Free Physician Counseling

Online BCMS Physician Directory

Phone App by BCMS

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Committee Volunteers Wanted

BCMS is seeking physician members who would like to participate in committees for 2020. Your leadership and participation is fundamental for the well-being of organized medicine and the Bexar County Medical Society. Your involvement makes our committees strong and vibrant! The stronger the participation, the more BCMS can accomplish. You can help make a difference to the practice of medicine. A few examples of BCMS committees are: Emergency Preparedness, Legislative and Socioeconomics, Public Health, Women in Medicine, etc.
For a full list and to volunteer,
click here.

San Antonio Medicine Article Spotlight

Misinformation that leads to disease outbreaks is spread by groups who oppose immunization practices and who question the effectiveness of vaccines12. In the United States, 45% of adults report that they do not believe that the general public receives enough vaccine education from doctors6. This may be causal to the 71% of U.S. adults (without chronic health conditions) who reported using the internet for health-related searches. Adults who opt out of traditional medical care and rely on virtual, often non-medical resources, are largely responsible for the contraction and spread of vaccine-preventable diseases

Read the Full Article Here

Walk with a Doc

BCMS on Social Media

Are you liking and following BCMS on Social Media and using the BCMS phone app?

Be the first to know about upcoming events by following us on Facebook and Twitter and downloading the “Bexar County Medical Society” app.

Community News and Events

·         December 3 – Know any Outstanding Science Teachers? Nominate Them for a TMA Grant

·         December 5 – Warm Springs - Center for Wound Care and Hyperbarics Open House

·         December 7 – Methodist - 2019 San Antonio Advanced Lung Symposium

·         December 14 – UTHSA - Heart Rhythm Focus San Antonio Symposium

·         January 3, 2020 – TMA's Anson Jones, MD, Awards - Nominate Local Journalists

·         January 24-25, 2020 – TMA - Register Now For The TMA 2020 Winter Conference

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors

Circle of Friends Silver Sponsors

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.

Bexar County Medical Society

4334 N Loop 1604 W, Ste 200

San Antonio, TX 78249


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