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County Medical Societies - 04/02/2020

Links to Texas County Medical Societies

TMA Brings its Fite: Incoming TMA President Diana Fite, MD - 03/31/2020

Incoming TMA President Diana Fite, MD, plans to take on low Medicaid pay and the litany of intrusions taking time away from patient care and contributing to physician burnout

TEXPAC’s Candidates Nearly Sweep the Super Tuesday Field - 03/04/2020

Nearly every one of the 132 legislative candidates endorsed by TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association political action committee, won their party’s nomination in the March 3 primary. Another five are headed for runoff elections on May 26. Only two lost outright.

These Medicine-Friendly Candidates Deserve Your Vote - 02/28/2020

TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association’s bipartisan political arm, has endorsed nearly 150 candidates from both parties for the March 3 elections. TEXPAC’s four-step endorsement process leans heavily on the recommendations of local physician leaders.

Apply For a TMA Student Leadership Position Today - 02/25/2020

When you think about your future as a physician, do you see yourself not only treating patients, but also shaping state and national health policy or being involved in medical leadership? If you answered yes, get started on that future by serving on the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (MSS) Executive Council, which directs the activities of the section at the state level.

Which Presidential Candidate Stands for What Again? - 02/24/2020

A group of dedicated Harris County physicians has a cure for “too many candidates confusion disorder.” They compiled a simple table of the candidates’ positions on seven key health care policy issues based on the candidates’ official websites and The Washington Post’s “We’re Asking 2020 Democrats Where They Stand on Key Issues.”

YPS 2019-2020 Executive Council - 02/12/2020

Young Physician Section Executive Council

El Paso Emergency Community Honored for Shooting Response - 02/06/2020

Texas Medical Association President David C. Fleeger, MD, recognized the entire emergency medical community of El Paso on Wednesday for their response to a mass shooting that killed 22 people and injured 24 others last year.

TMA to Honor Physicians, Trauma Teams for Walmart Shooting Response - 02/04/2020

The president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) will honor the many physicians, hospital caregivers, emergency medical technicians, and others who responded to the tragic El Paso Walmart shooting on Aug. 3, 2019. A gunman shot and killed 22 people and injured 24 others, many of whom received care in area hospitals. TMA President David C. Fleeger, MD, will present a TMA President’s Award to members of El Paso’s emergency medicine community at a brief ceremony.

Register to Vote by Monday - 01/29/2020

Elections, particularly the spring party primaries, determine the practice environment for Texas physicians and our patients. And election season is upon us. To help elect medicine-friendly candidates in the March primaries, you must be registered to vote by Monday, Feb. 3.

TMA Honors Dallas Physician With Public Health Lifetime Achievement Award - 01/27/2020

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) presented its inaugural Laurance N. Nickey, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert W. Haley, MD, director of the Division of Epidemiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a TMA physician leader. Doctors presented the award Saturday at the 2020 TMA Winter Conference in Austin.

Program Overview - 01/08/2020

Guidelines, application process, and costs for the TMA Leadership College.

More Women Needed in State Leadership, Panelists Say - 12/13/2019

Women need to be more aggressive about seizing leadership roles in the Texas Legislature and state government, according to a panel of Texas politicians speaking at the Texas Medical Association 2019 Advocacy Retreat on Saturday.

Texas Medicine Issues First Endorsements for 2020 - 12/11/2019

Gearing up for the 2020 primary elections, the political action arm of the Texas Medical Association endorsed one candidate seeking an open seat in the Texas Senate and three running for open Texas House seats.

Big Noises Big Issues: Health Care Takes Center Stage One Year Out From 2020 Election - 11/11/2019

One year from now, Texas voters will hit the polls. They’ll be voting for president, for Congress, and for seats in the Texas Legislature. At the state and national levels, health coverage, Medicaid access, and prescription drug costs have gotten plenty of attention already, and they’ll get plenty more between now and the closing of the polls on Nov. 3, 2020. Here’s a look at some of the major health care debates taking center stage during the 2020 election cycle, what voters are and will be hearing about, and what Texas Medical Association policy says on those particular issues.

Q&A: Mobilizing Members - 11/07/2019

Michael J. Darrouzet takes over as TMA chief executive.

Take Steps To Improve Health Care Access Throughout Texas - 11/01/2019

If you’re looking for a way to let state lawmakers know why health care coverage matters to all Texans, join or start a block walk during #SickOfItTX’s Weekend of Action for Health Care on Nov. 9 and 10. Walks are currently scheduled in Austin, Dallas, Galveston, Houston, McAllen, and San Antonio; more sites may be added, or you can host your own.

Presidents of the Texas Medical Association - 10/31/2019

Presidents of the Texas Medical Association

Commentary: A Voice in Medicine is a Voice for Our Patients - 10/22/2019

Just like every physician, I want to be the best doctor for my patients. There is the obvious way – as a capable di-agnostician and clinician. While a necessary and valuable role, as clinicians we only impact one person at a time. To have a bigger impact on the health of our communities we must take medicine outside of the exam room and engage in health care advocacy.

Board of Trustees - 09/24/2019

TMA Board of Trustees

Biography of TMA President David C. Fleeger, MD - 09/24/2019

David C. Fleeger, MD, was installed as the Texas Medical Association’s 154th president on May 18, 2019 in Dallas. Dr. Fleeger is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon and managing partner of his nine-member group practice in Austin, Texas. Caring for patients every day enables Dr. Fleeger to observe the best — and sometimes the most aggravating — parts of medicine. One of his priorities will be to work to remove barriers between physicians and the patients who need their care.

San Angelo Physicians Assume TMA Leadership Positions - 09/12/2019

Two San Angelo physicians will begin new terms in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions during the TMA Fall Conference this week.

Temple Physicians Assume TMA Leadership Positions - 09/10/2019

Three Temple physicians will begin terms in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions during the TMA Fall Conference next week.

Dallas-Area Physicians to Begin Serving in TMA Leadership Positions - 09/10/2019

Seventeen Dallas-area physicians will begin new terms of service in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions next week during the TMA Fall Conference.  The physicians are in Dallas, Flower Mound, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, and Plano.

Abilene Physician to Begin Serving in TMA Leadership Position - 09/10/2019

Joshua B. Reed, DO, an Abilene family physician in practice for five years, was appointed to serve on the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Committee on Membership. He will begin his three-year term in September during the TMA Fall Conference.