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

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Circle of Friends


Livingston Med Lab






Important Physician News and Deadlines


Texas Ranked Worst State for Access to Prenatal, Maternal Care
A recent study ranked Texas 50th among all states in access to high-quality prenatal and maternal care, and one of the main reasons is the difficulties women face in getting health care coverage both before and after their hospital stay to give birth. Read more

Announcement from the DSHH Medical Advisory Board
The Medical Advisory Board is looking for physicians to join our board. Your familiarity with us is probably through completing forms assessing driving safety at patient request or perhaps you have reported a patient whom you feel is unsafe to drive. Read more

Novavax COVID Vaccine Available to Help Reach Patients Hesitant About mRNA Vaccines
San Antonio infectious disease specialist Charles Lerner, MD, a member of the Texas Medical Association’s COVID-19 Task Force, recently introduced COVID-19 vaccine Novavax gives physicians another tool for combating the disease, and it enjoys two important differences from previous vaccines that are potential advantages. Continue Reading

Mosquito Season is here. Learn How to Take Preventative Measures
Help prevent Recent rains have increased mosquitoes in our community. Empty, turn over, cover, or throw out containers that hold water, such as vases, pet water bowls, flowerpot saucers, discarded tires, buckets, pool covers, birdbaths, trash cans and rain barrels. Read more




Upcoming Community Events


COVID 2.0: An Updated Health Literacy ECHO for Providers
Sep 16│12:00 pm│
This video conference is to connect health professionals to a multi-disciplinary team of experts to share knowledge and build capacity for delivering best practice care. Sessions included presentations of real life situations and group discussions to share resources and inform care. 

FREE CME Wellness & Coaching Webinar
Sep 19│7:00 pm│Register
Efficient Charting Tips for Busy Healthcare Professionals
Learn effective time-saving strategies to get your charting done at work!
presented by Nora Vasquez, MD.

VA Veteran Cultural Competence Training
By the Department of Veterans 
Sep 20│9:00 pm - 3:30 pm│Register
This training provides an immersive experience in which attendees gain a new perspective on what it is like to be a Veteran. Through experiential learning activities and strategies to better understand and support Veteran wellness and reintegration to civilian life.

San Antonio’s Inaugural Health Equity Symposium
Sep 23│9:00 am - 2:00 pm│
During this event, presenters will discuss the status of health equity in San Antonio. Topics Include: Racism as a Public Health Crisis and Emergency, a snapshot of health inequities in San Antonio, and short and long term strategies for impacting the effect of inequities in the community

Severe Hepatitis in Children: What is the Role of Adenovirus?
By the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute
Sep 28│4:00 pm│Register
In this webinar, Dr.'s Moulton and Banc-Husu will discuss the initial recognition of acute hepatitis associated with adenovirus in children with acute liver failure in the United States and the subsequent public health investigation.




Circle of Friends Platinum 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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