March 1, 2020  

                                 THE WEEKLY DOSE

                   The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Week’s Issue

·         Texas Needs Organ Donors

·         CDC COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Professionals

·         How to Talk to Patients about the PMP

·         Upcoming Community Events

·         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

Texas Needs Organ Donors

Facing organ donor shortage has become a nationwide problem, there simply aren’t enough donors to meet the growing demand. In 2019, the Texas Legislature designated February 26th as Texas Bone Marrow, Blood and Organ Registry Day in an effort increase public awareness and urge Texans to register with Donate Life Texas. To register as a donor or for more information click here.


CDC COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Professionals

As a healthcare professional, you are on the front lines of caring for patients, which means you are at an elevated risk of exposure to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are encouraging healthcare professionals to minimize your risk to exposure by staying up-to-date with the CDC infection prevention and control guidelines.


How to Talk to Patients About the PMP

The new Texas mandate requiring PMP checks begins this month and our goal is to reassure physicians and patients that this new law is a public health tool. The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission have created a communication toolkit to help physicians facilitate PMP check conversations with patients.

Upcoming Community Events

MGMA San Antonio Management 101 Series
March 17│ RSVP

National Doctor’s Day
March 30

Annual Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Conference

April 2-3│RSVP

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Circle of Friends Gold 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 service 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.

Bexar County Medical Society

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San Antonio, TX 78249



About The Weekly Dose

The Weekly Dose is a service of the Bexar County Medical Society. Some of the suggestions conveyed may not be applicable to your practice today, but the goal is to offer information over time that returns value in excess of the cost of your membership. If you would like to recommend future topics to share with your colleagues, please submit them to the BCMS Executive Director at

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