May 10, 2020  

                                 THE WEEKLY DOSE

                   The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Week’s Issue

·         BCMS COVID-19 Resource Page

·         Health Advisory: Updated Guidance for COVID-19

·         FAQ about Testing in the Time of COVID-19

·         BCMS Telemedicine Survey

·         N95 Battelle Decontamination System

·         Using Cleaners and Disinfectants Safely at Home

·         Free PPE Supplies

·         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

Circle of Friends
¤ Spotlight ¤

Favorite Healthcare Staffing


IntegraNet Health




Waechter Consulting Group




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

Health Advisory: Updated Guidance for COVID-19

As of May 6, San Antonio Metro has updated guidance for healthcare providers on testing criteria, discontinuation of isolation for people outside of a healthcare setting, and disease reporting. Read the full advisory here.


FAQ about Testing in the Time of COVID-19

Texas MedClinic that operates the largest number of COVID-19 testing centers in Bexar County, has released a FAQ page to clarify some of the critical issues around

COVID-19 testing to help you determine whether testing is indicated for you, your family, and/or your employees (if you are an employer).

BCMS Telemedicine Survey

Are you offering Telemedicine services in your practice? The Bexar County Medical Society is updating the online Find a Doctor referral profiles to indicate if you offer Telemedicine services in your practice. Please click here to let us know.


N95 Battelle Decontamination System

Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System is now OPEN and may begin to decontaminate N95 or N95- equivalent filtering facepiece respirators that do not contain cellulose.

Once you sign up for this service and are given a code, call 210-206-8571. For questions you can call Battelle Decon San Antonio Call Center, at 210-206-8571. This Call Center, open M-F 7-5 will assist in the accountability and tracking of PPE as it moves to and through the system.


Using Cleaners and Disinfectants Safely at Home

The Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN) has seen a 70% increase in calls related to cleaning products and disinfectants. To keep your family safe, follow these safety tips when you use or store cleaning products. Download posters for your office, click here.


Free PPE Supplies

Need PPE for your practice? BCMS can help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.

Upcoming Events

Metro Health Weekly COVID-19 Medical Provider Update

May 12 (Tuesday - NEW Day)

Panelists Dr. Junda Woo and Dr. Anita Kurian will provide COVID-19 updates
and local guidance, and will answer questions.


This event requires registration! Register Here


 Circle of Friends Platinum 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 that it will only involve itself in services

 and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.

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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

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