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Important Physician News and Deadlines


Attention Physicians
San Antonio Metro Health is advising to not send immunocompromised patients to mass vax sites for a 3rd dose until further notice. Eligibility and optimal timing in relation to other therapies are best determined by the physician. Registered providers can now order as little as one vial at a time. Register here.

Bexar County Executive Order NW-21
The executive order, which went into effect on Wednesday, August 11 is requiring masks to be worn in all Bexar County buildings and facilities by all employees and visitors. You can read the executive order here.

Bexar County Health Authority Health Directive for Schools
Recognizing that open and safe schools are vital to community health, and that COVID-19 continues to present an ongoing public health threat due to the widely circulating and highly contagious Delta variant, the Local Health Authority for Bexar County and the City of San Antonio issues this Directive imposing requirements on all public schools offering instruction to students in any grades from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. 

In Memoriam - David Shulman, MD

David Shulman, MD was an ophthalmologist and a member of the Bexar County Medical Society for 47 years and he served as BCMS President in 1995.The Bexar County Medical Society extends sympathy to the family and friends of Dr. David Shulman. Read more.

Outpatient Strategies for COVID-19 Infection
This is a summary of recommendations from STRAC ID Leads for outpatient management of COVID-19. There are no oral FDA-approved or authorized therapies for COVID-19. • NIH and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines do not recommend non-FDA authorized or approved therapies for COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. Continue reading.
All STRAC COVID-19 guidelines and information here.
Regional Monoclonal Antibody Program
Monoclonal Antibody infusions are still available. An infusion can be scheduled by contacting the INFUSION HOTLINE at 1-800-742-5990. Monoclonal Antibody Forms and Resources can be found here.

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you need PPE For your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.


Upcoming Community Events

Machine Learning:
New Tool Creation for Physicians, Consumers, Insurers, and Regulators

 August 27│12:00 pm │
The Health Cell is hosting an informative discussion on how precision medicine is helping to direct better healthcare outcomes.

HIPAA Compliant Communications – Email and Texting
August 24│12:15 pm -12:45 pm│Register
TMLT is offering a CME on how to communicate with patients is an important part of any practice. Yet, with all the new technology, it can be difficult to determine which technologies you can use to interact with patients. In this webinar, we will discuss HIPAA compliant communications, with a focus on using email and text applications.

Ask the Expert Series
 October 21│12:00 pm │Register
The Texas Medical Association is launching a new “Ask the Expert” virtual series to bring members direct access to professional experts who can answer questions on legal, practice management, advocacy, and regulatory topics.

TMA Fall Conference
 September 17-18│All Day │Register


Circle of Friends Silver 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.



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