May 19, 2018
family physician Lindsay Botsford, MD, has been elected to the Texas
Medical Association (TMA)
Board of Trustees to represent TMA’s Young Physician Section (TMA-YPS). TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking
body elected Dr. Botsford to a two-year term today during TexMed, the
association’s annual conference, in San Antonio.
of my experiences in patient care, teaching, and leading, and as a mom to two
small children, I understand the issues that young physicians and health care
are facing. The administrative burden is growing, and burnout is rampant,” said
Dr. Botsford. “We must find ways to generate workable solutions that balance
protecting our profession and patients while paving a path forward for change.”
Botsford has been active in TMA and the Harris
County Medical Society (HCMS)
for 15 years. As a medical student, Dr. Botsford was a leader on the TMA
Medical Student Section
Executive Committee, and she served as the section’s representative to the TMA
Board of Trustees in 2006. In 2013, she graduated from the TMA Leadership
College. The following year, Dr. Botsford was appointed to the TMA Committee on
Medical Home and Primary Care, and she became chair of the group in 2016. In
2017, she became chair of the TMA-YPS.
HCMS, Dr. Botsford chaired the Employed Physicians Committee and served on the
Membership Committee. In 2014, she was elected as an officer of her HCMS
branch, a position that earned her a seat on the HCMS Executive Board. As the
Medical Director of the Herman Memorial Medical Group at Sugar Creek in
Sugar Land, she earned the TMA bronze- and
silver-level Recognition for Excellence in Academic Medicine for her work as a
Botsford also has been active within organized medicine at the national level,
including chairing the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on
Quality and Practice. In 2017, she was appointed to the National
Quality Forum’s Primary
Care and Chronic Illness Standing Committee.
Dr. Botsford received her undergraduate degree
from Rice University, her masters degree in business administration from the University
of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, and her medical degree from Baylor
College of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Baylor
College of Medicine / Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, where she served as chief
resident. She received a certification in medical quality from the American
Board of Medical Quality in 2017.
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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