Stories from Texas Medicine, November 2018

Talk to Patients About: Whooping Cough - 07/02/2019

But pertussis has made a resurgence. Anti-vaccine sentiment and other factors allow pertussis to spread, especially in school children. But vaccination still remains the best protection.


Evening Out the Scale: TMA Gears Up for Another Legislative Battle Over Surprise Bills - 03/20/2019

TMA gears up for another legislative battle over surprise bills.


Is Psychiatry Cool Again? More Residents Choosing the Specialty Could Mean Good News for Statewide Shortage - 02/26/2019

More residents choosing psychiatry could mean good news for the statewide shortage.


On a Medical Mission: New Osteopathic Medical School Changes How Medicine is Taught While Helping San Antonio’s Poorest Communities - 02/05/2019

Incarnate Word’s osteopathic medical school is changing how medicine is taught while helping San Antonio’s poorest communities.


Best of Both Worlds: Surgical Resident, Grey’s Anatomy Consultant Blends the Arts and Medicine - 11/14/2018

San Antonio surgical resident Michael Metzner, MD, blends his passions for the arts and medicine as a Grey’s Anatomy consultant.


Too Big a Step? Medicine Urges CMS to Reverse New Step Therapy Policy - 11/02/2018

Medicine urges CMS to reverse new policy allowing “fail-first” drug programs known as step therapy.


Punching Back: Hospital System Sued Again Over Alleged Peer Review Misconduct - 11/02/2018

Hospital system sued again over alleged peer review misconduct.


Q&A: Austin Family Physician Quenches Her Patients’ Thirst for Improved Health - 11/02/2018

Austin primary care physician Georgeanne Freeman, DO, aims to improve her patients’ overall well-being while increasing and diversifying the clinic’s revenue.