Nov. 15, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 62
supporter of 8th annual Healthy Futures of Texas luncheon
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
Chief Governmental and Community
Healthy Futures of Texas held its 8th annual Luncheon with the Stars
on November 6 at the beautiful Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
The mission of Healthy Futures of Texas is to reduce teen and
unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio and Texas. The organization
provides educational programs with evidence-based curricula for teens
and parents in schools and agencies.
Janet Realini, MD, founder and president of Healthy
Futures (standing) paused for a photo with guests at the BCMS table
(l-r): Tyia Clark, Deanna Kitchen, Alie Cole and Gilda Digman, (all
second-year medical students); Mary Nava; Maria Tiamson Beato, MD and
Jun Beato, MD.
local discussion on this and other advocacy topics, consider joining
the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.
We would like to highlight the accomplishments of some
of our physician members as part of a regular feature in San Antonio Medicine
If you have any suggestions of who we can highlight
please contact us by phone or email.
We are looking for BCMS members who have made
significant contributions to the field of medicine or healthcare
through their work, research, entrepreneurial spirit, outreach to the
community or volunteer efforts.
As your incoming 2016 President of the Bexar County
Medical Society (BCMS), I would like to invite you to join me in
leading BCMS in 2016. Your participation is fundamental to the
well-being of the Society. The future of our Society resides on the
physicians that volunteer their time to make the BCMS committees
strong and vibrant!
Please take a moment to review the various BCMS
committees. There is something for everyone, and the stronger our
leaders, the more BCMS can accomplish!
- Communications/Publications: Plans,
facilitates and develops content for San Antonio Medicine
- Emergency Preparedness:
Coordinates physician participation with other San Antonio
medical and emergency organizations, and develops the processes
to assist physicians in preparing for significant, but
unexpected, emergency situations affecting the community.
- International Health:
Fosters ongoing sister-city relationships with Kumamoto, Japan;
Chennai, India; and Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Studies, recommends, monitors and engages in activities related
to the socioeconomic and legislative aspects of healthcare,
regulations and managed-care issues.
- Medical-Legal Liaison:
Maintains relationships between the legal/medical community and
adjudicates complaints between physicians and attorneys.
Works to build and retain membership for the society.
- Physician Health and
Rehabilitation: Advocacy group that identifies
and facilitates rehabilitation for physicians with alcohol
and/or drug impairment, through support and monitoring.
Committee prefers physicians with substance abuse-related
- Public Health and Patient Advocacy:
Evaluates and makes recommendations to the board and members
about public health issues affecting our community and patient
- Women in Medicine:
Facilitates the involvement of women physicians in all aspects
of society business and activities. Coordinates and arranges
sponsors for the annual Women in Medicine appreciation event.
If you would like to volunteer for a BCMS
committee and make a difference please click
here and indicate your choice(s) on the committee preference
form. (Note: the submit button is on the top left of the form). You
can also print the attached form and fax it to (210) 301-2150 by Nov.
16, 2016. Even if you decide at a later date that you have the time
or desire, volunteers are always welcome.
look forward to working with you in 2016! Together we make a
difference.If you have any questions or would like to discuss issues
you are facing or just want to talk to me, call me anytime at (210)
County Medical Society
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more to BCMS annually.
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you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! This information is sent
on behalf of a valued sponsor, but it is not an endorsement.
Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of
dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its
members. The society continues its pledge to you and only will
involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member,
and your patient.
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