Press releases

TMA Advisories - 03/20/2020

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TPHC Praises Bill to Make State College Campuses and Offices Tobacco-Free - 02/20/2020

Statement by Eduardo Sanchez, MD, chair of the Texas Public Health Coalition and former Texas commissioner of health, in support of legislation filed to make Texas state college campuses and state agencies tobacco-free.


TMA Events - 02/19/2020

TMA Events


TMA Grant to Help Combat Hepatitis in Fort Worth - 02/18/2020

Underserved patients at two Fort Worth clinics will receive testing and treatment for hepatitis B thanks to a grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program.


Four Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 02/18/2020

Four communities across Texas will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $7,600 in grants to physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance (TMAA) chapters (comprising physician volunteers and their spouses), to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns. 


TMA Grant to Help Vaccinate El Pasoans for Free - 02/18/2020

Children and adults in two Texas communities, El Paso and Houston, will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $3,300 in grants to TMA chapters at two of the state’s medical schools to provide free vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


TMA Grant to Help Vaccinate Houstonians for Free - 02/18/2020

Children and adults in two Texas communities, Houston and El Paso, will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $3,300 in grants to TMA chapters at two of the state’s medical schools to provide free vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


TMA Grant to Help San Antonians Fight Flu - 02/18/2020

Underserved patients at various San Antonio clinics will receive influenza vaccines thanks to a grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded the TMA Chapter at UT Health San Antonio’s Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine the funds to provide 150 free flu shots for patients at five student-run clinics. Vaccines will be given weekly through the end of January.


Eight Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 02/18/2020

Eight communities across Texas will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program.  The program awarded grants totaling nearly $18,000 to physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance chapters (comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses), who often partner with other local organizations to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans.  


Grants Enable Six Texas Cities to Fight Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses - 02/18/2020

People in six Texas communities will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s ( TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $13,500 in grants to physicians and TMA Alliance (TMAA) chapters to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


TMA to Lawmakers: Stop Proposed Medicare Changes - 12/06/2019

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.


Public Health - 10/30/2019

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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 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.


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.


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.


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).


Health Insurance Reform News Releases - 11/12/2018

News releases reporting health insurance reform.


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.


TMA Gives Scholarships to Minority Medical Students - 08/01/2018

Twelve minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will benefit from a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TMA awarded the scholarships to the students today in San Antonio at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference. Physicians selected the students for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population.


Video: Physicians Inject Billions Into Texas Economy - 06/19/2018

Video: Doctors in the Lone Star State support more than 670,000 jobs — 13.1 jobs for each physician on average — and generated almost $118 billion in economic output, according to a new report.