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Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!




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Deadline to apply is July 14, 2021.




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

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Circle of Friends



MedPro Group

Edward Jones

Synergy FCU




Important Physician News and Deadlines


San Antonio Medicine Magazine July Issue
The July edition on the COVID-19 update is out now. Read it here.

Update on Myocarditis and Pericarditis Occurring After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination

On June 23, 2021, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) held a meeting to review data on myocarditis and pericarditis occurring after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. The conclusion from this nearly day-long meeting was that the benefits of vaccination clearly outweigh the risks in every age group. The CDC continues to recommend vaccination for ages 12 years and older.
As with any adverse events, please report cases of myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System

CDC Health Advisory
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Minnesota Department of Health, with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are investigating three cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) infections. View full advisory.

Register for the TMA Fall Conference
For the first time in over a year, TMA's membership will gather for the 2021 Fall Conference in person. In addition, attendees can still participate remotely in the virtual portion of the event. View event details.

Update: TMB Extends Emergency Telemedicine Pain Script Waiver
The Texas Medical Board once again extended its emergency waiver permitting telemedicine refills of certain controlled substance prescriptions for pain patients, this time through July 31. Read More

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

Regional Physician Network
July 14│6:30 pm - 8:00 pm │RSVP
UT Health San Antonio invites you to a casual information session and a delicious dinner to learn more about the physician network. Topic: Physicians partnering for a healthier community through value-based care.

BCMS Blood Drive
July 27│12:30 pm - 5:30 pm │RSVP

Ask the Expert Series
 August 17, 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.



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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