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  • Vaccines Defend What Matters

  • Texas Physicians Get First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

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    Fast, smooth, relatively painless. That’s the way Texas Medical Association President Diana L. Fite, MD, described her experience as part of the state’s first batch of essential health care workers to receive initial doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

    Physicians Across the State
    Lined Up to Take Their Turn
     
  • Know Your Risk During COVID-19

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    TMA physician experts created a chart to help Texans make informed choices about which activities are safest to do during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Physician members of the TMA COVID-19 Task Force and the TMA Committee on Infectious Diseases prepared the chart. The doctors rated the activities assuming that participants are wearing a mask when practical, staying at least 6 feet away from people who are not immediate family members, and washing their hands frequently.

    Keep Patients Informed  
  • Need PPE? TMA Has a Vendor List For That

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    Need PPE but have trouble meeting vendor minimums? Have you had difficulty accessing the state supply? Look no further. Now you can use TMA's new Texas-based PPE vendor guide, with information to help locate what you need from vendors that can supply small- to medium-sized practices with little or no minimum order quantities.

    Search the Texas-based
    PPE Vendor Guide
     
  • Physicians Are Trusted Leaders in the Fight Against COVID-19

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    Physicians, public health officials, and many other health care professionals take their responsibilities seriously. They not only treat those who become sick, but they work hard to prevent illness before it begins.

    TMA Agrees With the AMA and Others: COVID-19 Is Real  
  • 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  

  • Staying the Course

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    The way the Texas Legislature conducts business during the 2021 session may look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Texas Medical Association’s commitment to improving health care remains the same. Some of those goals are up against deep cuts to state agency budgets. At the same time, however, the pandemic has created opportunities for medicine to bend lawmakers’ ear on some of its longstanding goals, including advancing access to care, vaccines, health coverage, and telemedicine./p> Top-Line Items:
    The Budget and More
     

  • TMA to Fight for Health Coverage Expansion, Scope of Practice During 2021 Legislature

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    At the 2020 Texas Medical Association Advocacy Retreat on Saturday, Debra Patt, MD, chair of TMA’s Council on Legislation, laid out a preview of medicine’s top legislative priorities for the upcoming session.

    TMA Ready to Fight
    Scope Expansion
     
  • Medicine’s Candidates Sweep General Election

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    Final tallies in federal races may still be pending, but Texas voters have spoken. Loudly. And their votes will help medicine maintain a strong voice in the Texas Legislature.

    Get the Election Results Here  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
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  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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