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San Antonio Medicine Magazine

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Bank of San Antonio

Sol Schwartz & Associates

GHA Technologies




Important Physician News and Deadlines


COVID-19 Vaccinations
Physicians: Do you or your staff still need the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations? BCMS is working with UT Health to get all medical professionals vaccinated. Have each medical staff person in your practice that still needs the first dose vaccination complete this form IMMEDIATELY! Please double check the spelling of the email address!
Everyone that submits their information will receive a return link to self-schedule an appointment with UT Health. Be on the lookout for the email invitation from UT_Health_DoNotReply@uthscsaedu.
For the latest information on vaccination opportunities in our community visit the BCMS website Vaccinations for Physicians page.

Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
Join TMA at noon on the first Tuesday of the month (February through May 2021) for a virtual legislative update and trip to the Capitol. TMA’s lobby team will outline issues important to medicine and actions you can take now to make a difference. Registration is FREE.
March 2
April 6
May 4

AMA Announces Newly Appointed BCMS Member as RUC Chair
The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that Ezequiel Silva III, MD, a radiologist in San Antonio, Texas and a BCMS member, has been appointed by the AMA Board of Trustees as the new chair of the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC). Dr. Silva will lead the 32-member RUC committee and 300 medical advisors and other health care professionals in its work to assess the impact of advancements in science and technology on patient care and its efforts to convene expert physician insight and input that informs Medicare payment policy. Continue reading.

City of San Antonio COVID-19 Vaccine Text Alert
The City of San Antonio has partnered with some of the Bexar County vaccine distribution sites to create a vaccine availability text alert system to keep the community informed about the release of more COVID-19 vaccines. Residents who wish to receive updates about COVID-19 vaccination availability can now sign up to receive text notifications directly to their cell phone. Read more.

San Antonio Fire Mobile Vaccine Program Needs Volunteers
The City of San Antonio and San Antonio Fire Department have partnered with Meals on Wheels, San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and San Antonio Metro Health to pilot a Mobile Vaccination Program. Meals on Wheels, SAHA and San Antonio Metro Health have identified Citizens of San Antonio with Immunocompromised Health Conditions and limited mobility. The Mobile Vaccination Program will allow Category 1B Citizens of San Antonio to receive the COVID-19 vaccine where they otherwise would not have access to receive it. Click here to volunteer.

All individuals interested in volunteering for the Vaccine Clinics, should register on the Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry (TDVR) to become a member of the Alamo Area Medical Reserve Corp. 

CDC COCA Call: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
On March 2, 2021 the COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Clinicians will learn about vaccine characteristics and administration, vaccinating special populations, and contraindications. They will also get answers to a number of clinical questions CDC has received about this new vaccine. Register here.

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

CDC COCA Call: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
March 2│2:00 pm │Register
This COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. 

Our COVID-19 Experts: Cutting Edge Medicine in the Community
March 4│12:00 pm- 1:00 pm │Register
Our expert UT Health SA panelists will be providing updates on the latest updates on vaccines, treatments, and more related to COVID-19 that is happening here in San Antonio.

Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
March 2, April 6, May 4│12:00 pm │Register

National Doctors' Day
March 30



Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors



Circle of Friends Silver Sponsor


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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4334 N Loop 1604 W, Ste 200
San Antonio, TX 78249
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