April 19, 2020  

                                 THE WEEKLY DOSE

                   The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Week’s Issue

·         BCMS COVID-19 Resource Page

·         Practice Viability Tool Kit

·         Governor Establishes Strike Force to Open Texas

·         Medical Station Volunteer Signup

·         TMA COVID-19 Tele-Townhall

·         Metro Health Weekly COVID-19 Medical Provider Update

·         Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Supplies Requests

·         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

Circle of Friends
¤ Spotlight ¤

Amegy Bank


Investment Realty





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

Important Physician News and Deadlines

TMA Practice Viability Toolkit

As the COVID-19 curve rises, your practice revenue and cash flow may already be trending downward. To help you take decisive actions to shore up practice operations for the weeks (or months) to come, TMA’s practice viability experts have organized the steps you can take to have a meaningful impact. This Practice Viability Toolkit collates much of the information, resources, and links physicians need to make informed decisions about their practice’s viability during this pandemic. Access the Toolkit here


Governor Establishes Strike Force to Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. Within the orders, select activities and services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading COVID-19 are allowed to reopen using a "Retail-To-Go" model, certain restrictions on surgeries have been loosened, and schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. More info here


Metro Health Medical Station Signup

Healthcare volunteers are being sought by San Antonio Metro Health to staff the medical station at the Holiday Inn Market Square that is sheltering the homeless population overflow from Haven for Hope. This complement would be 7 days a week from 10:00a-2:00p (1-2 Provider(s) and 1-2 RN, LVN, CNA or MA) beginning on Monday, April 13, 2020 and PPE will be provided by the City of San Antonio. If you would like to sign-up, you can register here


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.

Upcoming Events

TMA COVID-19 Tele-Townhall

April 20

TMA has scheduled a critical conference call with Texas physicians next week to give you more tools, information, and resources for your clinical care and practice financial needs. Answer your phone at 7 pm CT, Monday, April 20, to take part in TMA's second tele-town hall meeting on COVID-19.


Metro Health Weekly COVID-19 Medical Provider Update

April 22
Panelists Dr. Junda Woo and Dr. Anita Kurian will provide COVID-19 updates and local guidance, and will answer questions. Join by phone:
1-415-655-0001; Access code: 281 512 675

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

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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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