Stories written by David C. Fleeger, MD

Your Financial Defense in the War Against COVID-19 - 04/08/2020

Your Texas Medical Association has been working feverishly to compile and consolidate the tools necessary for medical practices to survive this pandemic and return to strength in the future. Our COVID-19 Practice Viability Tool Kit will help physicians negotiate the byzantine Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

We Will Not Tolerate Any Discrimination - 04/06/2020

I want to be clear to our members and to all those who interact with our members: The Texas Medical Association will not tolerate any discrimination based on race, or national or ethnic origin (or for that matter based on religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity) by or toward our members.

Making Prescribing Less Painful for Physicians - 02/15/2020

I won’t be surprised if physicians around the state are feeling a little angst and anger over the coming March 1 requirement for physicians to check the Texas prescription monitoring program (PMP) before writing prescriptions for opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and carisoprodol. I don’t fault them one bit. This is just one more administrative burden placed on physicians. But I want all of you to understand just how much worse it would have been without the intervention of the Texas Medical Association.

A Plan for the Uninsured in Texas - 02/05/2020

I call for our TMA to bring all of these groups together to directly address the issue of the uninsured in Texas, to plan a strategy, and to put it in motion.