April 12, 2020  

                                 THE WEEKLY DOSE

                   The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Week’s Issue

·         BCMS COVID-19 Resource Page

·         COVID-19 Practice Viability Toolkit

·         COVID-19 Specimen Collection and Submission Instructions April 8, 2020

·         BCMS COVID-19 Volunteer Registration Form

·         Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Supplies Requests

·         PPE Supply and Shortage FAQs?

·         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

Circle of Friends
¤ Spotlight ¤

Acumen Systems


Care Allies


Edward Jones


Garcia-Ayala International




Auto Program

BCMS Calendar

BCMS/Favorite Staffing

BCMS Phone App

Credentialing Services - BCVI

LifeBridge Free Physician Counseling

Online BCMS Physician Directory

Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

View the Practice Viability Toolkit here

Important Physician News and Deadlines

COVID-19 Specimen Collection and Submission Instructions – April 8, 2020

San Antonio Metro Health has updated their testing criteria to include Nasal swabs and Nasal mid-turbinate (NTM) swabs and additional transport methods have been approved.


BCMS COVID-19 Volunteer Registration Form

As the COVID-19 crisis increases in our community, physicians and other medical professionals may be asked to volunteer to augment the existing healthcare system in San Antonio and the surrounding area. If you would be willing to volunteer, should the need arise, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form


Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Supplies Requests

Physician practices in need of large quantities of critical supplies of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) submit requests through the Regional Medical Operations Center (RMOC) from the Strategic National Stockpile click here for the form. Submit requests to RMOC213Request@STRAC.org.


Practices needing small quantities of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs, requests are filled as donated supplies are available.


PPE Supply and Shortage Frequently Asked Questions
To help answer questions and address concerns you might have about Texas’ supply of PPE, view the PPE supply and shortage FAQ


To Donate PPE

Drop off at BCMS headquarters M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 4334 N. Loop 1604 W, SA, TX 78249 or email your contact information and what you can donate to donations@bcms.org and we will make arrangements to pick up your donation.

Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor

Circle of Friends Gold 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 that it will only 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




About The Weekly Dose

The Weekly Dose is a service of the Bexar County Medical Society. Some of the suggestions conveyed may not be applicable to your practice today, but the goal is to offer information over time that returns value in excess of the cost of your membership. If you would like to recommend future topics to share with your colleagues, please submit them to the BCMS Executive Director at steve.fitzer@bcms.org.

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