May 19, 2018
physicians from the Rio Grande Valley were elected today to represent Texas doctors in the
American Medical Association (AMA) House
of Delegates, the
national organization’s policymaking body. The Texas
Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates elected the physician leaders in San
Antonio during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.
E. Linda Villarreal, MD, an Edinburg internist in practice for 29 years, was reelected to serve as an AMA delegate.
Laura Faye Gephart, MD, a McAllen
obstetrician-gynecologist in her first year of practice, was elected as an
part of the TMA state delegation to AMA, these physicians help make policy
recommendations to the national body on behalf of Texas doctors.
physicians are members of the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society.
TMA is the largest state
medical society in the nation, representing more than 51,000 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.
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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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May 17, 2018