Paris Physician Named TMA Health Hero

June 26, 2017

Amanda D. Green, MD, a hospitalist in Paris, was named a Health Hero by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) for her commitment to improving the health of her community. She was one of only four physicians TMA honored with the inaugural award during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Houston.

The new award recognizes TMA members who have led and participated in all three of TMA’s flagship outreach programs: Be Wise — ImmunizeSM, a program to educate about vaccinations and improve vaccination rates in Texas; Hard Hats for Little Heads (HHLH), a bike helmet giveaway program; and Walk With a Doc Texas (WWAD), a national grassroots movement devoted to encouraging healthy physical activity. TMA’s Council on Health Promotion presents the award as part of its oversight of TMA’s outreach programs, along with the TMA Foundation (TMAF), which funds them.

“I like these programs because they give you a concrete way to help the community and help keep people from getting sick,” said Dr. Green. “It’s about seeing the pride in kids’ faces when they receive a helmet or seeing the appreciation when people get a free shot.”

Dr. Green has hosted TMA HHLH helmet giveaway events for local children for eight years. She also has partnered with the local health department for three years to sponsor a Be Wise drive-thru shot clinic, where local residents can get flu shots and information about the importance of vaccinations. Dr. Green also began hosting monthly WWAD events in her community in 2014, in which she invites community members to walk with her at a track in West Paris.

Dr. Green said WWAD probably affects her the most because she gets to know the people who attend the walks. “Sometimes we visit about medical problems, or sometimes just about life,” she said. 

The TMA Foundation, TMA’s philanthropic arm, is committed to focusing physicians’ love of charitable giving to help Texans. The three TMAF-funded outreach initiatives enable physicians to give back to their community and help support TMA’s vision to “improve the health of all Texans.”

A TMA member for 23 years, Dr. Green also serves as a liaison between Lamar-Delta County Medical Society (CMS) physicians and Lamar-Delta CMS Alliance volunteers to coordinate events and resources.

Dr. Green has practiced in Paris since 2003. She is chief of staff at the Paris Regional Medical Center, as well as medical director for the Paris Lamar County Health District. She chose a medical career because she liked science and the human connection. “I selected medicine because of the people,” said Dr. Green. “It’s about lifelong learning and public health; that’s both challenging and rewarding.”

Always looking for ways to give back, Dr. Green plans to continue hosting additional TMA outreach programs to help her community stay healthy.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 50,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. TMA Foundation raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the Family of Medicine.

Contact:  Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org

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