Stories with related Professional Interests

Commentary: I'm a Better Physician 'Thanks' to Cancer - 04/30/2020

The last thing a nonsmoking asymptomatic female physician expects during her usual hourly aerobic exercise is a phone call from her internist about a “spiculated lung nodule.” There was no need for the rest of the radiologist’s sentence: “suspicious for malignancy.”

Desegregating Medicine: Edith Irby Jones, MD, Broke Barriers in All-White Medical Schools in the South - 03/31/2020

 Houston internist Edith Irby Jones, MD, broke barriers in all-white medical schools in the South and in her hometown of Houston. She died at age 91.

Is Pediatric Development on Your Mind? Check Out This Conference - 03/09/2020

If you are interested in learning some strategies for promoting pediatric brain development in children, register for the 2020 Pediatric Brain Health Summit scheduled for March 23-24 in Austin.

Q&A: Stethoscopes and Telescopes - 02/21/2020

Ever since he was a boy, Temple family physician John Manning, MD, has been fascinated by space. Now, Dr. Manning is also an amateur photographer. About 10 years ago, he merged his interests in photography and space into his latest obsession: astrophotography.

Award To Recognize Outstanding Texas IMGs - 02/12/2020

Do you know any physicians who graduated from medical school outside of the United States and have provided outstanding service within their community? Nominate them for the Texas Medical Association International Medical Graduate Section’s inaugural IMG Section Outstanding Physician Award. 

Your Patients’ Health Depends on Your Overall Well-Being - 01/17/2020

Taking care of your patients is obviously your first priority. But while you’re working to improve the lives of people in your community, don’t forget to take care of yourself, too. After all, you can’t treat patients effectively if you’re not treating yourself well.

Q&A: Physician Podcaster Jeffrey Jarvis, MD - 01/02/2020

A love of teaching is what propelled Jeffrey Jarvis, MD, into his latest undertaking: hosting a nationally distributed podcast.

Best of Both Worlds: Surgical Resident, Grey’s Anatomy Consultant Blends the Arts and Medicine - 12/17/2019

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

Q&A: Pediatrician Turns Passion into Leadership - 09/03/2019

Pediatrician Danielle Arnold, MD, was looking for a way to give the family medicine residents at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Round Rock a first-hand look at the health benefits of breast milk for preterm and medically fragile newborns. “I wanted them to understand how to support breastfeeding moms. So I thought, ‘What better way to expose them to how important breast milk is than to send them to Mothers’ Milk Bank in Austin?’” Those visits soon turned into discussions with the nonprofit’s leadership about how she could get involved, which led to Dr. Arnold joining the board of directors in January.  

Profile: Beekeeper John Haley, MD - 08/02/2019

When Garland ophthalmologist John Haley, MD, is not wearing a white coat taking care of patients, you might find him in a beekeeper’s suit tending to his six beehives.

One Giant Step for Physicians: A Texas Physician’s Role in Space-Race Medicine - 08/02/2019

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of America’s Apollo 11 Lunar Mission – the first time humans set foot on the moon. Across the world, the event was heralded as a milestone of scientific achievement, and its three-man crew – Neil Armstrong, Col. Buzz Aldrin, and Lt. Col. Michael Collins – became American heroes. Laboring behind the scenes were swarms of unsung individuals whose expertise made the enterprise possible, including Texas cardiologist Lawrence E. Lamb, MD. His 2006 memoir Inside the Space Race: A Space Surgeon’s Diary remains a vivid account of the essential role physicians played in the race to reach the moon.  

TMA Archives Photoshoot: A Look Back in Time(lapse) - 06/18/2019

Go behind the scenes as photographer Matt Lemke shoots some of the most interesting medical memorabilia in the Texas Medical Association archives and History of Medicine collection – everything from 15th century anatomical illustrations to Civil War postmortem dissection kits.

Milestone Shows How Far Women Have Come in Medicine - 06/07/2019

After 151 years of all-male leadership at the nation’s largest physician organization, a family physician from Texas broke through the glass ceiling at the American Medical Association on June 17, 1998. Twenty-one years later, another Texas physician is poised to become the AMA’s sixth woman president – and its third in a row.

Battling Burnout - 04/25/2019

The state most susceptible to burnout is Texas, which registered the lowest morale rate in the Physicians Foundation’s “2016 Survey of America’s Physicians.” Pockets of organized medicine are stepping up to address burnout, to give physicians a place to talk about their problems and grievances, and to rekindle their professional fire.

The Deal's Off: Baylor, Memorial Hermann Opt to Skip Merger - 03/12/2019

Many health care companies have merged in recent years, but nothing symbolized the high-dollar, high-stakes nature of the trend like the proposed $14 billion merger of Texas health care giants Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas and Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston. But then officials from both health care systems abruptly called off the deal today.

Moral Injury: The Pandemic for Physicians - 03/01/2019

We need a safety net for physicians, private psychological support reportable to no one. Otherwise we will continue to see physician burnout and suicide increase. 

Q&A: Lubbock Radiologist Finds Creative Ways to Introduce Science to Children - 02/27/2019

For the past few years, Eman Attaya, MD, has channeled her pragmatic and artistic sides in a variety of ways. She is a member of the 2019 class of the Texas Medical Association’s Leadership College, which helps train young physicians, or those early in their medical careers, for leadership positions at the county and state levels. Dr. Attaya plans to use the experience to help improve science education in Lubbock elementary schools.

Remembering medicine's tailwinds - 02/07/2019

With all these negative things that we physicians face on a daily basis, it is very easy to forget about what is actually going quite well. For some examples, I’d like to present my “Top 5 Medicine Tailwinds.”

Giving the World a Helping Hand - 02/04/2019

Dr. Bartlett, who specializes in family practice and emergency care, has done a lot of foreign relief work in the past nine years, most of it through World Missions Alliance, an evangelical Christian organization based in Branson West, Mo.

Texas Cardiologist Recalls Boston Marathon Bombing - 02/04/2019

When two pressure-cooker bombs filled with nails, ball bearings, and black powder exploded at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding hundreds more, Jorge Alvarez, MD, did what he believes anybody would do: Run toward the danger.

A Dedicated Professional: Medicine Says Goodbye to Former TMA President Hugh Lamensdorf, MD - 01/29/2019

Like all physicians, former Texas Medical Association President Hugh Lamensdorf, MD, made notes when he saw his patients. But the Fort Worth urologist, who passed away at age 82 in October, took this standard practice a bit further.

Muslim Surgeon Keeps Leadership Post in Tarrant County GOP - 01/11/2019

Southlake trauma surgeon Shahid Shafi, MD, will retain his position as vice chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party after a failed attempt to vote him out of the position because he is Muslim.

Last Call: Nominate Outstanding Health News - 01/09/2019

Tomorrow (Jan. 10) is your last chance to let the Texas Medical Association know which health and medical news stories from 2018 are worthy of TMA’s Anson Jones, MD, Awards.

Americans Rank Physicians No. 2 in Honesty and Ethics, Again - 12/21/2018

Health care professions hold down the three top spots in the Gallup Poll’s 2018 annual ranking for honesty and ethical standards. Nursing came in first — for the 17th consecutive year — followed by physicians and pharmacists.

Physician, Med Student Journalists: Enter TMA Journalism Contest - 12/03/2018

Did you or a colleague publish a health care article or blog? Enter your work today in TMA's journalism competition, the Anson Jones awards. Any news story published or broadcast in 2018 in Texas is eligible. TMA will accept entries until noon on Jan. 10, 2019.