Feb. 28, 2016
Vol. 5, No. 8
Bexar County Medical Society
Here are a few
things his colleagues have to say about him:
"We are at
a critical turning point in medicine. Texas physicians are on the
defensive. We are hitting wall after wall trying to maintain a
practice, trying to maintain patient access to our care, fending off
scope of practice infringements and fighting to uphold tort reform.
Last Spring, I was speaking passionately to one of our legislators
about these very issues, but seemed not to be getting through. David
walked in, and after listening for a minute, began to speak. I saw a
perceptible shift. David immediately commanded the respect, trust and
attention of that legislator. You only get that unspoken quality
through a deep understanding and years of active, hands-on working on
the issues. It's a quality honed through years of listening to others
and working to unify and solve the problem. And legislators and
physician colleagues trust and respect that alike." Alex Kenton, MD,
"At a time
when our profession is facing unprecedented challenges, David stands
out as a person unparalleled in his experience with organized
medicine." Jayesh Shah, MD, BCMS President
To read the full
letter being sent to all delegates to TMA in Texas click here.
With Super Tuesday around the corner,
By Mary E. Nava, MBA, chief government affairs
With the March 1 primary approaching, the month of
February offered opportunities for physicians to attend a number of
legislative receptions. Many thanks to BCMS members who
participated in discussions with elected officials and candidates in
BCMS physicians attended a TEXPAC-sponsored event on
Feb. 17 at The Palm Restaurant in honor of Sen. Carlos Uresti
(District 19). Pausing for a photo with Sen. Uresti were
(l-r): Mark Welborn, MD; Bernard Swift, Jr., DO; Uresti; Jesse
Moss, Jr., MD; Michael Battista, MD and Alex Kenton, MD.
On Feb. 17, BCMS members visited with candidate
for House District 118, Tomas Uresti, (standing left), who was in
attendance at his brother's reception.
Physicians representing Bexar and
Comal county medical societies attended a TEXPAC-sponsored reception
on Feb. 24 honoring Rep. Doug Miller (District 73-New Braunfels) at
the home of Drs. Michelle and Fausto Meza in New Braunfels.
Doctors in attendance included (l-r): Parin Shah, MD; Jesse Moss,
Jr., MD; Miller; Michelle Meza, MD; Fausto Meza, MD and Jeffrey Paul
BCMS physicians attended a reception in honor of Rep.
Rick Galindo (District 117) on Feb. 25 hosted by Drs. Ryan and
Christine Van Ramshorst at their home in Alamo Ranch. Among the
attendees were (l-r): Janet Realini, MD; Galindo; John Holcomb,
MD; Christine Van Ramshorst, MD; Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD and Rene
Bill Gonzaba and Manuel Martinez perform ribbon cutting ceremony for
Occupational Medicine & Therapy Center
Medical Group Unveils New Occmed Therapy Center
Gonzaba Medical Group has opened its new Occupational
Medicine & Therapy Center at 730 Pleasanton Road in the south
side of San Antonio.
The new 5,000 sq. ft. facility will house Gonzaba's
Occupational Medicine and Physical Therapy departments, providing
more exam rooms and state of the art equipment to accommodate
patients while improving quality of care. The new center specializes
in workplace injuries and industrial medicine, providing services including
injury treatment and rehabilitation, drug and alcohol testing, DOT
and non DOT physicals and vaccinations among others. Laboratory, CT,
MRI, X-Ray and Urgent Care are available next door at Gonzaba's Main
Clinic at 720 Pleasanton Road.
"We wanted to build a larger facility that will
increase patient flow and improve wait times," said Dr. Bill
Gonzaba, CEO and founder of Gonzaba Medical Group. "We
understand employees and employers alike want to avoid lost time at
work. Our new facility provides the best care possible and improves
patient management efficiency, getting folks back to work in the
fastest way possible."
Businesses interested in partnering with Gonzaba for
their occupational medicine needs should contact Magdaline Rubio via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 210-426-8118 to request an information packet and a tour of
The Gonzaba Occupational Medicine Center is open Monday
through Friday from 8am to 5pm with Physical Therapy open Monday
through Thursday from 8am to 6pm, Fridays from 8am to 5pm and
Saturdays from 8am to 12pm.
Medical Group is a family owned medical practice that has been
providing quality healthcare and excellent customer service in
convenient, family-friendly locations for almost 60 years. Serving in
multiple locations throughout San Antonio, Gonzaba Medical Group
continues to change the way healthcare is delivered while staying
true to its core principle: "The patient always comes
first." For more information, please visit www.gonzaba.com or call 210-921-3800.
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