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Physicians Health and Rehabilitation (PH&R)
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Circle of Friends


Edward Jones


The Bank of San Antonio




Important Physician News and Deadlines


The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is now available in United States
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This dialing code is now available to everyone across the United States. Find out more

Integrating Positive and Adverse Childhood Events into Pediatric Care (IPACE)
San Antonio Metro Health’s Clinician Ambassadors are piloting a new pilot program in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association for County and the City Health Officials (NACCHO), focused on pediatric providers. The pilot aims to promote positive childhood experiences and improved mental and physical health. Find more information here.

DSHS: Consider Paxlovid as COVID Cases Rise
With Texas’ COVID-19 case and hospitalization numbers on a recent upward swing, the state is reminding physicians about the therapeutics available to treat high-risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) asks them to consider prescribing Paxlovid to all eligible patients. Learn more

Patient Engagement Key to Healthcare Consumerism Post-Pandemic
The healthcare consumerism scales are tipping toward stronger patient engagement, with just under one in five patients saying they are more likely to book their annual wellness checks after the pandemic than they were before it. Continue reading

Monkeypox Wave Intensifies: Get Educated with TMA Fact Sheet
As cases of this rarely seen disease climb, the Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Infectious Diseases created a four-page fact sheet to educate physicians about Monkeypox disease. Download the fact sheet here.

2022 BCMS Leadership Series
2022 BCMS Leadership Series is now enrolling participants. Develop your leadership skills to advance your career, enhance your team and work environment. Topics include Fundamentals of Leadership, Design Thinking and Leadership, Traits of High-performing Leaders, Economics of the Health Care Industry, and more. Five Saturday classes held 8 a.m. to noon every other week beginning August 13. $500 enrollment fee. Enroll Now

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

Triple P After The Tragedy Seminar
July 19 │6:00 pm - 8:00 pm│Register
Metro Health Triple P, a positive parenting program, is offering a no cost
seminar on how to discuss the recent tragic events with children.


BCMS Mixer
Steak Bites and Spirits

Aug 3│6:00 pm - 8:00 pm│Register
Join us for and evening of good food and fun!
Appetizers and wine will be served.

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 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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4334 N Loop 1604 W, Ste 200
 San Antonio, TX 78249
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