Edinburg Physician Reelected to TMA’s Board of Trustees

May 3, 2014


E. Linda Villarreal, MD, an Edinburg internist for 25 years, was reelected today to serve on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees. Dr. Villarreal was elected at TexMed, the association’s annual conference, in Fort Worth.

“I like rolling up my sleeves to make a difference. And one way I can make a dramatic difference in Texas is being part of TMA. I want to work alongside my colleagues to improve access to care for all Texans and to reduce the red tape and administrative hassles that detract from physicians’ time with their patients.”

Dr. Villarreal has a long history of service to TMA and organized medicine. She has served on TMA’s Council on Legislation, and as a district vice chair of the TMA’s Political Advocacy Committee (TEXPAC). She also served on the Board of Trustees of the TMA Foundation, the association’s philanthropic arm.

Dr. Villarreal represents Texas on the national level as an alternate Texas delegate to the American Medical Association, and as an active member of the Border Health Caucus. She’s traveled to Washington, D.C., repeatedly to advocate on behalf of patients and organized medicine.

Locally, Dr. Villarreal is a member and past president of the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society. She served as board chair for Easter Seals, where she received the Easter Seals Humanitarian of the Year award, and on the board for the American Heart Association, where she was honored as a Heart of Gold recipient.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

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Contact: Pam Udall (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 413-6807; email: pam.udall@texmed.org
Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear@texmed.org  

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