Sept. 29, 2019

Important Physician News and Events

·         New Syphilis Testing Requirements During Pregnancy In Effect

·         Vaccines During Pregnancy What To Tell Patients

·         Flu Shots: Help Patients Be Wise

·         Will You Get a Medicare Bonus or Pay Cut Next Year?

In This Issue of

The Weekly Dose

Circle of Friends – Support Those Who Support BCMS

BCMS Programs
and Services

Opioid Prescribing Changes 1hr CME

BCMS Auto Show

Statehouse Achievements 1hr CME

LifeBridge Physician Counseling

Medical Community News & Events

Synergy FCU

UT Health

A-Waechter Consulting Group

Sol Schwartz & Associates, P.C.

Physicians' Purchasing Guide

Auto Program

BCMS Calendar

BCMS/Favorite Staffing

Credentialing Services - BCVI

LifeBridge Physician Counseling

Online BCMS Physician Directory

Phone App by BCMS

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Are You Ready for Changes to Opioid Prescribing in Texas?

BCMS and TMA present:

Prescription Monitoring Program CME Lecture

Learn more about the upcoming changes.

March 1, 2020 is the new mandatory deadline to setup a PMP AWARxE account.

One-hour free CME

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 • 6 pm

BCMS Building • 4334 N Loop 1604 W • San Antonio, Texas 78249

BCMS Auto Show

33rd Annual BCMS Auto Show

Thursday, October 17 5:30 to 8:30 PM

BCMS Building • 4334 N Loop 1604 W • San Antonio, Texas 78249

Music by: The Rick Cavender Band

Nine area restaurants serving their best for a ‘Taste of BCMS’. You be the judge!

Enjoy New Cars, Food, Drink and Family Time!

Medicine’s Statehouse Achievements In 2019

BCMS and TMA present:

Medicine’s Statehouse Achievements In 2019

Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM with Ethics

Presentations by: Troy Alexander, Director, TMA Legislative Affairs and
representative from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • 6:30 pm

BCMS Building • 4334 N Loop 1604 W • San Antonio, Texas 78249

LifeBridge - Help for the Stressed Physician!

As physician burnout rates increase, BCMS has determined that it is imperative to provide a resource tool to its physician members to address this issue. For that reason, BCMS has launched the LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program in collaboration with an online counseling provider named BetterHelp.

All categories of members, including Active, Active First Year, Student, Resident, Military, Life and Retired are all eligible to receive one month of free personal counseling, including up to 4 live sessions and unlimited text/email messaging with a Texas-licensed counselor/therapist.

* Check your email for an invitation from  *

Community News and Events

·         The Health Cell – Call for Speakers – The State of the Industry

·         October 18 – Honor A Physician Doing Outstanding Public Health Work

·         October 21 – Register Today: A Texas-Sized Fight Against Cancer

·         December 14 – Heart Rhythm Focus San Antonio Symposium

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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