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BCMS Calendar
BCMS/Favorite Staffing
BCMS Phone App
COVID- 19 Resource Page
Credentialing Services - BCVI
LifeBridge Free Personal Counseling
Online BCMS Physician Directory
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Circle of Friends

UPN United Private Networks

Bank of San Antonio

MedPro Group

Synergy FCU




Important Physician News and Deadlines


Clinical Ambassador Program
Metro Health has launched a new Clinical Ambassador program catering to clinicians and their staff, providing one-on-one or group sessions on increasing access to evidence-based, interactive education for frontline clinicians on the various topics that matter most to their patients. Topics include Syphilis, Congenital Syphilis, COVID-19 Vaccines, Sexual History, 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines and much more. The program includes in-person or virtual presentations. Click here to access their Healthcare Provider Interest Form Survey.

Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages
This guidance is for healthcare facilities that are expecting or experiencing staffing shortages due to COVID-19.  Conventional strategies for return to the workplace for HCP with SARS-CoV-2 infection or higher-risk exposures are described in the Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

Texas Offers New COVID-19 Treatments After Omicron Exhausts Monoclonal Antibody Supply
COVID-19 cases surge across the country, five regional infusion centers in Texas have exhausted their supply of sotrovimab, the only monoclonal antibody treatment effective against the omicron variant. Three recently authorized therapeutics are now available throughout the state and may be effective for certain COVID-19 patients.

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

SAMGMA Virtual Lunch Connection
January 12│12:00 pm│ Register
Presentation topic is Burnout by Penny Crow, MS, RHIA, SHRM-SCP, CRHCP Principal and Compliance Officer of Brittain- Kalish Group, LLC. 

Cardio-Oncology: Current Practices in the
Prevention and Monitoring of Cardiotoxicity

January 12│8:00 am│ Register

BCMS Virtual Installation of Officers
January 15│7:00 pm│ Register

BCMS Blood Drive
February 28│11:30 am - 4:30 pm│ SAVE THE DATE


Circle of Friends Gold 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 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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