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Michael Darrouzet Named New Texas Medical Association CEO - 06/04/2019

Michael J. Darrouzet, the long-time chief executive of the Dallas County Medical Society, will be the Texas Medical Association’s next executive vice president and chief executive officer, TMA Board of Trustees Chair E. Linda Villarreal, MD, announced today.


A Focused Leader: Incoming TMA President David Fleeger, MD - 04/17/2019

Incoming TMA President David Fleeger, MD, sets his sights on protecting the patient-physician relationship and equipping physicians for sea changes affecting medicine.


Medicine’s Soft-Spoken Champion: TMA Past President Don Read, MD, Dies After Cancer Battle - 04/16/2019

TMA Past President Don Read, MD, died March 21 after a short battle with cancer.


Obit: TMA Past President Don Read, MD, Led Life Of Service - 03/26/2019

Dallas colon and rectal surgeon Don R. Read, MD, the 151st president of the Texas Medical Association, died March 21 after a short battle with cancer. He was 77.


TMA Headquarters Now Bears Name of Retiring CEO Lou Goodman - 03/06/2019

The Texas Medical Association building in downtown Austin has been renamed in honor of Louis J. Goodman, PhD, who has served as TMA executive vice president and CEO for the past 22 years.


Getting Personal - 02/26/2019

Incoming TMA president will stress stronger patient relationships, access to care.


Friends and Leaders - 02/26/2019

Outgoing TMA, TDA presidents complete latest step on “mirrored” journey.


A Stronger Voice for Women: Forums Aim to Improve Standing of Female Physicians in TMA - 12/07/2018

TMA Fall Conference event brings together leaders to improve the standing of female physicians in TMA.


TMA Installs “Country Doc” as 153rd President - 12/03/2018

Today the Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed a self-proclaimed “old country doc” from Athens, Texas, as president of America’s largest state medical society. Douglas W. Curran, MD, an east Texas family physician, took the reins during TexMed, the association’s annual conference in San Antonio.


Wanted: You, to Be Featured in Your Magazine - 10/12/2018

You’re a physician, so you do plenty of good work for the people of Texas. But here at the Texas Medical Association, we know you also do plenty of good work outside of your practice, and we’d like to highlight that work to your colleagues. Whatever good you’ve done this year, tell us about it, and we’ll tell readers of Texas Medicine magazine.


MACRA Penalties Reprieve Makes Accountable Care Program Essential - 09/26/2018

TMA has some good news for physicians feeling apprehensive about future success under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) basically halted penalties for 2019, which means you still have time. If you're looking to make an informed, methodical shift to value-based care but don't know where to start, the 2017 Accountable Care Leadership Program is your one-stop solution.


Recognizing the Great Women of Texas Medicine - 09/06/2018

Today is Women in Medicine Day, honoring the tremendous contributions female physicians make to our profession and the patients we serve. The events of this past weekend underscore just how far we still have to go. I will not sugarcoat this. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated by the Texas Medical Association.


A Voice for the Voiceless - 08/01/2018

Lee Ann Pearse, MD, is a tireless advocate for Medicaid patients.


Texas Doctors Seek Red-Tape Reduction to Help Patients in Need - 06/07/2018

The 34-member Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates will ask the policymaking body to adopt a resolution this week to help patients with disabilities get devices to help them move, and another to allow physicians to prescribe medications electronically for patients they know.


Biography of TMA President Douglas W. Curran, MD - 05/19/2018

Throughout his 39 years in medicine, Douglas W. Curran, MD, has advocated on behalf of Texas patients and physicians. He has testified before legislative committees countless times, and visits regularly with Texas and Washington lawmakers to push for a better health care system. Dr. Curran has been very active in his 38 years in TMA.


Corpus Christi Volunteer Installed as TMA Alliance President - 05/19/2018

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has installed Sunshine Moore, a Corpus Christi volunteer, as its 101st president. TMAA is the volunteer service organization of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses. Mrs. Moore was inducted into office today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio. She is married to Jacob J. Moore, MD, a Corpus Christi ophthalmologist and TMA member.


Austin Surgeon Selected TMA President-Elect - 05/19/2018

Austin surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, is the new president-elect of the Texas Medical Association (TMA). The TMA House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Fleeger today at TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in San Antonio.


Fort Worth Volunteer Elected TMA Alliance President-Elect - 05/19/2018

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected Lisa Queralt, a Fort Worth volunteer, as its president-elect. TMAA is the volunteer service organization of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses. Mrs. Queralt was elected today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio.


Wichita Falls Pathologist Reelected Speaker of TMA’s Policy Body - 05/19/2018

Wichita Falls pathologist Susan M. Strate, MD, was reelected today as speaker of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Dr. Strate will begin her fourth term as speaker of the TMA House. Delegates elected her during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio.


Houston Emergency Physician Reelected Vice Speaker of TMA’s House of Delegates - 05/19/2018

Houston emergency physician Arlo F. Weltge, MD, was reelected vice speaker of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Delegates elected him today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio.


El Paso Physician Reelected to TMA Ethics Panel - 05/19/2018

Gilberto A. Handal, MD, an El Paso infectious disease specialist in practice for 48 years, was reelected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Councilors, the organization’s ethical policymaking body. TMA House of Delegates physicians reelected Dr. Handal to represent their geographic region for a three-year term on the board.


Texas A&M Medical Student Joins TMA Board of Trustees - 05/17/2018

William Estes, who will enter his fourth year at the Texas A&M College of Medicine (Texas A&M) this summer, has been appointed to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. Mr. Estes begins his term representing the TMA Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) on the board today in conjunction with TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio.


Sugar Land Physician Elected to TMA’s Board of Trustees - 05/17/2018

Sugar Land family physician Lindsay Botsford, MD, has been elected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees to represent TMA’s Young Physician Section (TMA-YPS). TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Botsford to a two-year term today during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in San Antonio.


Houston Ophthalmologist Reelected to TMA Board - 05/17/2018

Keith A. Bourgeois, MD, a Houston ophthalmologist in practice for 30 years, was reelected to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees, the association’s governing body. TMA physician leaders in the association’s House of Delegates policymaking body reelected Dr. Bourgeois today at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio.


San Antonio Physician Elected to TMA Board of Trustees - 05/17/2018

Jayesh B. Shah, MD, a San Antonio physician specializing in undersea and hyperbaric medicine for 24 years, was elected today to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Shah during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in San Antonio.