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  • COVID-19 Negatively Affecting Physician Wellness, Survey Shows

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    Fifty percent of physicians have experienced inappropriate anger, tearfulness, or anxiety because of COVID-19’s effects on their practice or employment, according to a new survey on the pandemic’s effects on physicians.

    Take a Look at the Survey Results  
  • The House of Medicine Needs You… To Register to Vote

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    COVID-19 has impacted patient care, physician practices, and the economy. The 2021 Texas legislative session – which starts in January – won’t be immune to this disruption.

    Help to Ensure the House of Medicine’s Priority Issues  
  • TMA Delegates OK Policy on Certain Health Care Disparities, LGBTQ Health Section

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    At an unprecedented live virtual meeting Saturday, the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates took action on a variety of initiatives important to the health of all Texans, including adopting policy to address health care disparities specifically related to cancer; laying the foundation for the creation of an LGBTQ Health Section; and setting principles for community-based accountable care organizations (ACOs).

    Get the Details Here  
  • TMA Wants to Hear Your Thoughts on Prescribing Opioids in Texas

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    Since 1990, the Texas Medical Association has asked Texas physicians for their thoughts on health care practice, the economic realities of practicing medicine in the state, and what issues they believe lawmakers should take on.

    TMA Is Conducting a Survey Topics Relating to Your Practice  
  • Farewell to Lou Goodman (1948-2020)

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    Louis J. Goodman, PhD, former TMA executive vice president and CEO of 22 years, passed away on Friday, July 31. He was 71.

    Lou Goodman Was
    a Natural Leader
     
  • You Need More Than PPE to Fight COVID-19 Effectively

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    To help community physicians during these challenging times, the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) has established the TMAF Caring for Physician Healers: Mental Health and Wellness Resources During COVID-19 Fund.

    Tools to Cope With the Stress of Fighting the Illness  
  • COVID-19 Resources, All in One Place

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    As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convened a task force of public health experts to help Texas physicians prepare for the next phase. We’ve started by compiling all the news and information you need right now on our online resource center. Bookmark that page as we will update it continually.

    COVID-19 Resource Center  

  • Racism: A Very Important Health Problem

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    Americans should not be surprised that it took the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, under the knee of a white police officer to take the COVID-19 pandemic off the lead of every newscast, off the top of every mind, and off the tip of every tongue. Our great country was born with a big problem with racism. Today – 155 years after the end of the Civil War, 65 years after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, 28 years after Rodney King implored us to “all get along” – our great country still has a big problem with racism.

    Speak Up Because Racism Is a Very Important Health Problem  
  • Sue Bailey, MD, Takes Office as AMA President; “Let Doctors Be Doctors”

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    Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, is American physicians’ new leader in the battles against COVID-19 and outside interference in patient care. The Fort Worth allergist took the oath of office as president of the American Medical Association on Sunday, becoming the sixth Texas physician to lead the organization.

    A Passionate Defender of the Independent Physician  
  • Survey: Texas Doctor Practices Struggling to Survive Pandemic

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    Like most independent medical practice physicians struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin pediatrician Brian Temple, MD, had to make a critical choice: reduce salaries and work hours, or lose the staff and pediatric practice he and his partner had built over six years.

    Patient Visits Cut in Half or More; Practice Revenues Slashed  
  • TMA President Diana L. Fite, MD Installation Address

     

  • Houston Physician Becomes TMA President

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    The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Houston emergency physician Diana L, MD, as its 155th president. She took office in a ceremony before a live and online gathering of the organization’s Board of Trustees and outgoing president David C. Fleeger, MD. The TMA House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Fite last year to serve as president-elect for one year before assuming the presidency today. She will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.

    More on Dr. Fite  
  • TMA Delivered For You In 2019

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    In 2019, the Texas Medical Association remained committed to Texas physicians and to the practice of medicine in the Lone Star State.

    TMA's 2019 Top 10 Accomplishments  
  • We Need to Come in Force: Physician-Lawmakers Look Ahead to 2021

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    A panel of medicine’s representatives in the Texas Legislature said Saturday that 2019 was a good year for medicine in Austin, but unfinished business remains for the next session in 2021.

    Top Legislative Issues for 2021  
  • Charting Medicine's Statehouse Progress

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    Physicians checked off major accomplishments during the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature, including finally convincing lawmakers that raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21 was the right thing for the state's present and future. Medicine also scored improvements on the insurance front and vital funding increases.

    Successful Wins on Tobacco, Prior Authorization, and More  
  • Healthy Vision 2025

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    The 2019 Texas Legislature is now in session — and TMA is ready to fight for medicine. See our plan to help Texas physicians put the health back into health care. 

    Our Healthy Vision: Putting the Health Back into Health Care  
  • Survey Shows Most Burnt-Out Specialties

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    According to a nationwide survey of health care professionals conducted last year, several specialties have burnout rates of 50 percent or more. Hospitalists led the survey, with 66 percent of respondents feeling burnt out.

    TMA Physician Health and Wellness provides educational resources regarding well-being, dimensions of meaning in work, burnout, stress, work-life integrations, fatigue, mental/emotional quality of life, and physical quality of life.

    Is Your Speciality More Susceptible to Burnout?  
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    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Are Your Practice's Computers Safe From Cyber Attacks?

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    Cyber criminals are working harder than ever during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This is no time to let down your cyber guard.

    Here's What You Need to Do  
  • A Gift To You: Free CME for TMA Members

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    Thanks to a generous grant from Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust, dozens of CME courses in the TMA Education Center are now FREE for members.

    Our Thanks for All You Do  
  • Deadlines for Doctors Keeps You Current

     
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    You can keep up with federal and state requirements that affect your practice by regularly checking TMA's Deadlines for Doctors.

    What You Need to Do Now