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BCMS Calendar
BCMS/Favorite Staffing
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Credentialing Services - BCVI
LifeBridge Free Personal Counseling
Online BCMS Physician Directory
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Circle of Friends


Renewing SILVER Sponsor




Important Physician News and Deadlines


BCMS COVID-19 Vaccination Survey
Do you or your staff still need the FIRST dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Take survey and register for updates

UT Health San Antonio on COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy
News that vaccine efficacy is reduced against these new variant strains must not deter the public from being vaccinated when enough supply becomes available. Like annual flu shots, the COVID-19 vaccines strongly protects against multiple strains of coronavirus and show reduced but still significant efficacy against newer variants. Continue reading.

Texas Alliance for Patient Access Letter to Governor Abbott
The Texas Alliance for Patient Access sent a letter to Governor Abbott commending him for making pandemic related liability protections an emergency issue. Following this letter, Governor Abbott tweeted his thanks and praise to healthcare heroes. View letter.

The San Antonio Active Threat Speaker Series
The San Antonio Office of Emergency Management (SAOEM) invites you to register for an upcoming webinar on the evolution of active threats which will be held on February 25, 2021. Brock Long, the Executive Chairman of Hagerty Consulting and former FEMA Administrator, to discuss how active threat incidents and efforts to prepare for and mitigate them have changed in recent years. Participants will have the opportunity to directly engage with other professionals to discuss actionable steps to increase preparedness and response capabilities in the San Antonio region. Register here. View flyer.

Free PPE Supplies
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

2021 SAMGMA Virtual Education Conference
February 4, 11, 18 │11:00 am- 1:15 pm │Register



Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors



Circle of Friends Silver Sponsor


Welcome ProAssurance as a Renewing Silver Sponsor to our Circle of Friends program. Please support this sponsor with your patronage!


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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