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COVID-19 Resources Page
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Physicians Health and Rehabilitation (PH&R)
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

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TMA Insurance Trust

Oakwell Private
Wealth Management

Broadway Bank

Express Information Systems



Important Physician News and Deadlines


Doctors Look to Athletes for Clues to COVID’s Heart Impacts
Doctors learned early in the pandemic that COVID-19 was more than a respiratory disease. It was attacking bodily organs, including the heart, even in healthy, young athletes. Doctors and researchers at the University of Maryland and other Big Ten schools plan to follow the athletes even after graduation to better understand the consequences of COVID-19 on the heart. Learn more

Are Your Practice’s Computers Safe from Cyberattacks?
Cybercriminals are working harder than ever. Stay prepared to keep your practice’s computer systems protected. Here are some tips to help you do so. 

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Surging In San Antonio
COVID-19 is on the rise again in San Antonio, with diagnosed cases and hospitalizations related to the illness surging in recent weeks. In five 24-hour periods in the past two weeks, more than 1,000 positive COVID tests were reported in Bexar County. The real number of infections is almost certainly higher. Find out more

Monkeypox Cases are Rapidly Increasing Across the Nation
Cases of monkeypox continue to be identified across the nation with 7,000 cases being reported worldwide including 700 in the US and 24 in Texas as of July 7, 2022. Early data suggest that anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk of infection. Continue reading

Free Clinics Open for Children's COVID Shots
Vaccines are the most effective way to protect our children from life-threatening illnesses, such as COVID-19. University Health now offers for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Appointments are required. Metro Health also offers COVID-19 vaccine to children, ages 6 months older. Appointments can be made at the Immunizations Clinic and the vaccines will be available at Metro Health pop-up clinics. Those vaccinated at the Metro Health clinic, are eligible to receive $100 H-E-B gift card upon completion of the initial series of shots. The COVID vaccines for children, 6 months and older, will also be offered at all pharmacies and retail stores. Click here

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

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.

2022 BCMS Leadership Series
Aug 13/27, Sept 10/24 and Oct 8
 8:00 am - 12:00 pm│
Topics Include: Fundamentals of Leadership, Design Thinking and Leadership, Traits of High-Performing Leaders and Economics of the Health Care Industry.

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



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 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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 San Antonio, TX 78249
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