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BCMS Calendar
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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


MedPro Group

Synergy FCU

CARR Healthcare Realty



Important Physician News and Deadlines


FDA Authorizes a Coronavirus Booster Shot for Children as Young as 5
Federal regulators authorized a coronavirus booster shot Tuesday for school-age children, a key step toward making a third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available to 5 to 11 year-olds as cases rise nationally. Continue reading.

Texas Children's Hospital Separates Baby Formula Facts From Fiction
As parents hunt for alternative solutions amid a nationwide baby formula shortage, Texas Children’s Hospital pediatricians have a message: Be careful where you’re looking.” During a virtual news conference, experts warned of formula alternatives, including homemade formulas. 

UT Health San Antonio/University Health COVID-19 Observation Study
The long-term effects of COVID-19 on our health are unknown to physicians and to the public. To help improve insight, UT Health San Antonio is conducting an observational clinical trial that will monitor those with prior COVID diagnosis along with those meeting certain criteria. Learn more.

Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Widely Recommended to Prevent Heart Disease
Low-dose aspirin does not help prevent cardiovascular disease like once thought, and physicians should prescribe it in a relatively narrow set of circumstances, according to the latest recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Read more.

Fed Advisors Want Physician Input on Federal Surprise Billing Provision
Now's your chance to weigh in on an important, but unrefined, provision of the federal No Surprises Act that impacts how physicians will have to provide patients with good faith estimates on the cost of certain services. This new survey from federal advisors could shape how the forthcoming requirement is implemented. Take the survey.

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

FREE Physician Coaching & CME Wellness Webinar
May 26│7:00 pm│Register
Led by Nora Vasquez MD, Certified Physician Coach, Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist. Discover 3 Effective Strategies to Design the Work-Life Balance You Desire.

2022 Austin Trauma & Critical Care Conference
June 1-3│All Day│Register
The curriculum is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill of physicians, nurses, allied health and pre-hospital personnel caring for critically ill and injured patients in rural, urban, and suburban hospitals. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

2022 Summer Kickoff Party!
June 9│All Day│Register
Come and enjoy with your colleagues as we
get ready to celebrate the summer season.
Great food and Cocktails
Music Provided by: Drew Brown Band
$500 in gift card raffles


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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