Press releases

Dallas Physician Receives TMA 2017 Distinguished Service Award - 05/20/2019

Robert T. Gunby Jr., MD, had one concern as he anticipated rising before the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) House of Delegates to receive the association’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.


Dallas Physician Named TMA 2018 Young at Heart Award Recipient - 05/20/2019

Dallas surgeon Don R. Read, MD, is the 2018 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Young at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) presented the award to him during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, today in San Antonio.


Lubbock Pediatrician, “a Giant Role Model,” Receives TMA’s Highest Honor, 2018 - 05/20/2019

Among his many accomplishments, Surendra K. Varma, MD, likely prevented countless babies from intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are complications of congenital hypothyroidism, a treatable thyroid condition — for which Texas began to screen newborns in the 1970s.


Dallas Nonprofit, El Paso Clinic Receive TMA Foundation Champion of Health Awards - 02/01/2019

The Texas Medical Association Foundation presented its 2019 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Awards to a Dallas nonprofit organization that promotes gardening, nutrition, and giving, and to an El Paso medical-student-run clinic that provides health care to underserved patients.


Join Torres Center’s First Anniversary Walk With a Doc Texas Event This Week - 01/14/2019

Houston residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Ana Torres, MD, for her Houston clinic’s first anniversary Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Local Plano Physician to Host First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/09/2019

Plano and Farmer’s Branch residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Manvinder Kainth, MD, of Maple Primary Care for the area’s first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Austin Family Physician to Host Her First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/09/2019

Austin residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Lamia Kadir, MD, of Austin Family Medicine for the group’s first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Baylor Scott & White Health to Host First Local Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/09/2019

Pflugerville and Round Rock residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Radha Mahale, MD, of Baylor Scott & White Health (BSW) for Pflugerville’s first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Vernon Doctors to Host First Area Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/09/2019

Vernon residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Adanna J. Amechi-Obigwe, MD, of Vernon Clinic and Robert Borchardt, MD, for the area’s first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Dallas Physician Cynthia Ball, DO, to Host First Local Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/09/2019

Dallas residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Cynthia Ball, DO, for her first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Killeen Metroplex Health System to Host First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/09/2019

Killeen residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes (tennis shoes preferred) and join Don J. Daniels, MD, chief medical officer of the Metroplex Health System, for Killeen’s first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Local Keller Physician to Host First Area Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/09/2019

Keller and North Richland Hills residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Bhagya Boggaram, MD, of The Texas Institute for Neurological Disorders for Keller’s first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event Saturday, May 19, at 8 am.


Physician-Legislators to Host First Capitol Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/09/2019

Texas physician-legislators will host the first-ever Walk With a Doc event at the Texas Capitol, to promote physical activity. TMA physicians across Texas regularly host similar walks in their communities, as part of a successful national program.


ACA Ruling An Opportunity to Improve Health Care Access - 12/19/2018

The Texas Medical Association believes a Texas federal judge’s recent ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional provides a bipartisan pathway to strengthen access to health care and provide coverage for the 4.5 million Texans without health care coverage.


Amarillo Physician, Austin Clinic Named Champions of Health - 12/03/2018

The Texas Medical Association Foundation presented its 2018 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Awards to an Amarillo clinic for uninsured people and an Austin clinic that works to prevent HIV infections.


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.


Houston-Area Physicians Take TMA Leadership Roles - 11/26/2018

Twenty-two Houston-area physicians have taken leadership positions in the Texas Medical Association (TMA).


TMA Advisories - 11/12/2018

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Health Insurance Reform News Releases - 11/12/2018

News releases reporting health insurance reform.


TMA Grants Help Fight Flu in Seven Texas Cities - 10/24/2018

People who might otherwise go without health care in seven communities across Texas will be protected from influenza, or flu, and other vaccine-preventable diseases, thanks to grants from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded more than $13,000 in grants to physicians, TMA Alliance (TMAA) volunteers, and medical student chapters to provide free flu shots to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


Doctors, Insurers, Hospitals Meet to Set Priorities for Strengthening Medicaid Managed Care - 10/24/2018

As the future of Texas Medicaid promises to be a central topic of discussion in the 86th Texas Legislature, leaders from three pillars of the Texas health care system gathered in Austin on Oct. 12 for a first-ever summit to identify and commit to working on shared priorities for strengthening the program.


Regulations Keep Some Life-Saving Vaccines on the Shelf - 09/18/2018

Prototype vaccines that potentially could save lives are either sitting on a shelf or nowhere near completion because of red tape. So-called “orphan” vaccines are delayed from helping people because of stringent regulations leading to expensive development costs.


TMA to Lawmakers: Stop Proposed Medicare Changes - 09/18/2018

Federal lawmakers must hold hearings immediately to stop proposed changes to Medicare that would cause lasting and serious damage to the program and to health care in the United States, Texas Medical Association President Douglas Curran, MD, told two key Texas congressmen today.


Area Colleges to Offer Students Cancer-Preventing Shots - 09/04/2018

 Tyler Junior College (TJC) students can receive free vaccinations against human papillomavirus, or HPV — which causes several cancers — on campus next week. The HPV vaccinations will be free for TJC students who qualify on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 am-2 pm, at TJC’s Rogers Student Center, second floor.


A Virus Common in Children Poses a Greater Threat to Adults - 08/30/2018

A common childhood illness can strike the same person twice, once as a child and later as an adult — and without treatment, the adult version of the virus can be even more painful. The varicella-zoster virus does double duty, causing itchy, fluid-filled blisters on the head and body of young patients, and then can reactivate as a more painful, blistery rash called shingles after the child grows up.