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COVID-19 Resources Page
Credentialing Services - BCVI
LifeBridge Free Personal Counseling
Online BCMS Physician Directory
Physicians Health and Rehabilitation (PH&R)
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Circle of Friends


Favorite Staffing



Important Physician News and Deadlines


CDC Recommends COVID Vaccines for Kids as Young as 6 Months
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday recommended two COVID-19 vaccines one for children between 6 months and 5 years old, the other for ages 6 months to 4 years. Physicians and other vaccinators can begin giving those shots, and they're now available for ordering through the state's Vaccine Allocation & Ordering System. Find out more.

State Leaders Issue Proposals for School Safety, Mental Health Funding
On behalf of the Texas Medical Association and seven other state medical organizations, TMA submitted written testimony to the Senate’s Special Committee to Protect All Texans, which was convened in response to the Uvalde shooting. TMA and the other groups called for a multipronged approach to strengthen the state’s health and social services. Continue reading.

Early RSV Spread Prompts State to Make Synagis More Available
High-risk children enrolled in Medicaid and two children's health programs will be able to access the medication Synagis in the coming weeks to combat an earlier-than-expected resurgence of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, state health authorities say. More on the virus.

Non-Respiratory Symptom Dominance Linked with Depression in Patients with COPD
In a new study, a non-respiratory symptom-dominant elevation in the COPD assessment test total score was associated with depression in adults with COPD, researchers reported in Respiratory Medicine.

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you need PPE For your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.



Upcoming Community Events

40th Annual AAPI Convention
June 26│All Day│Register
The 2022 AAPI Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly offers an exciting venue to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin. Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year. Free CME Included for BCMS Members.

UT Health San Antonio: 10x Genomics Symposium
June 30│9:00 am - 5:00 pm│Register
Please join us to learn how single cell, spatial, and in situ technologies from 10x Genomics can help you push the boundaries of your research.

Annual Convention & Scientific Program
July 8-10│All Day│Register
Hosted by the Texas Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, this year's convention will be held in Galveston, Texas. This year's theme is Road to Recovery: Treatment and Prevention of Trauma in Children and Adolescents.
9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Baptist Neighborhood Hospital
Blood Drive

July 12│10:00 am - 2:00 pm│

FREE CME Wellness & Coaching Webinar
July 13│7:00 pm│Register
Processing Grief: Emotional Healing for Healthcare Professionals presented by Nora Vasquez, MD.

Walk with a Doc

Monthly│9:00 am - 10:00 am│Register
This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is FREE and all are welcome! Future walks will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month.


Circle of Friends Platinum 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 services 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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