May 3, 2020  

                                 THE WEEKLY DOSE

                   The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Week’s Issue

·         BCMS COVID-19 Resource Page

·         Health Advisory: Antibody Testing for COVID-19

·         Governor/Mayor’s Plans to Reopen Texas

·         TMLT Offers FREE KN95 Masks to Policyholders

·         TMLT provides 10% additional dividend in response to COVID-19 crisis

·         Metro Health Medical Station Signup

·         Free PPE Supplies

·         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

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Online BCMS Physician Directory

Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Important Physician News and Deadlines

Health Advisory: Antibody Testing for COVID-19

As of April, 27, San Antonio Metro Health has updated their testing for COVID-19 and the limitations of antibody testing. Read the full advisory here


Governor/Mayor’s Plans to Reopen Texas

On April 27, Governor Abbott announced his plan to reopen Texas beginning May 1st by relaxing some limitations on public gatherings and non-urgent elective surgeries. In addition, Mayor Ron Nirenberg extended the Stay Home, Work Safe order until May 19th.


TMLT Offers FREE KN95 Masks to Policyholders

Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) is offering KN95 respirator masks, a crucial piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) to its policyholders on the front lines of COVID-19 in Texas. The masks are being provided at no cost to physician policyholders and their practices in need of this PPE while supplies last. Get the details


TMLT provides 10% additional dividend in response to COVID-19 crisis

TMLT policyholders will receive an additional 10 percent premium dividend credited to their accounts. The dividend approved by the TMLT Board of Governors in an emergency meeting gives immediate financial relief to TMLT policyholders hit hard by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Read the full article


Metro Health Medical Station Signup

Healthcare volunteers are being sought by San Antonio Metro Health to staff the medical station at the Holiday Inn Market Square that is sheltering the homeless population overflow from Haven for Hope. This complement would be 7 days a week from 10:00a-2:00p (1-2 Provider(s) and 1-2 RN, LVN, CNA or MA) beginning on Monday, April 13, 2020 and PPE will be provided by the City of San Antonio. Sign-Up Now


Free PPE Supplies

Need PPE for your practice? BCMS can help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.

Upcoming Events

Metro Health Weekly COVID-19 Medical Provider Update

May 6
Panelists Dr. Junda Woo and Dr. Anita Kurian will provide COVID-19 updates and local guidance, and will answer questions. │RSVP

 Join by phone:
1-415-655-0001; Access code: 281 512 675

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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.

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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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