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In this Week's Issue

  • Medical Supply Drive for Ukraine Refugees
  • Texas Reports First West Nile Case of 2022
  • General Practitioners Report Stress, Burnout, Anxiety, Depression, and Fear of COVID-19 Throughout Pandemic
  • COVID Relief Fund Offers Extension for Late Reports
  • Taming the Electronic Health Record Playbook
  • FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS




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Medical Supply Drive for Ukraine Refugees
City Council Members Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia and Manny Pelaez are banding together with the UT Health San Antonio Student Government Association, University Health, and Ukrainian San Antonio to organize a medical supply drive in the South Texas Medical Center on April 25, 2022. Learn how you can provide support here.

Texas Reports First West Nile Case of 2022

Public health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of illness caused by West Nile virus in 2022. Dallas County Health and Human Services reported that a resident of Dallas County has been diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease. The Texas Department of State Health Services urges people to not give mosquitoes a biting chance by following these steps to protect themselves and their families from West Nile and other diseases spread by mosquitoes. 

General Practitioners Report Stress, Burnout, Anxiety, Depression, and Fear of COVID-19 Throughout Pandemic
Healio reports “stress, burnout, anxiety, depression and fear of COVID-19 were reported among general practitioners throughout the pandemic,” according to a 31-study systematic review. The findings published in the British Journal of General Practice identified “multiple sources of stress...including risk, exposures, inadequate amounts of PPE, information overload and pandemic preparedness.” 

COVID Relief Fund Offers Extension for Late Reports
Physicians who received money from the federal COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund and missed the first two reporting deadlines now have until April 22 to request to report late, thanks to an extension by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.
File your request today

Taming the Electronic Health Record Playbook
The electronic health record (EHR) has profoundly changed the practice of medicine and is perceived as both a blessing and a burden by clinicians who use it. The EHR burden is a major contributor to physician burnout, and it has become a problem that individual physicians cannot fix on their own. It is imperative for organizations to learn how to “tame” the EHR by implementing effective team-based care principles and responding to feedback for continuous system-level improvement. Learn more.

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

San Antonio Walk 2022
April 23│8:00 am - 12:00 pm│
More Info
When you walk in the Oral Cancer Foundation Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support oral cancer survivors.

2022 Immunization Stakeholder Meeting
April 19│10:00 am│
Every other year, The Immunization Partnership travels across the state to hear from immunization stakeholders about the successes and challenges to keeping high immunization rates in our community.

SAMGMA 2022 Education Conference
May 12│8:30 am - 4:30 pm│Register

BCMS Building Naming Ceremony
May 14│10:00 am - 12:00 pm│
The 2022 BCMS Board of Directors has unanimously voted to
name the building the 
Bexar County Medical Society
Stephen C. Fitzer Building.


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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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