As physicians, you are trained to protect and care for your patients and community, but sometimes your colleagues need care, too.
Since 1961, the Texas Medical Association Physicians Benevolent Fund has provided assistance to Texas physicians and their families who have fallen on hard times because of poverty, sickness, disability, accident, or other circumstances. With your help, the fund can continue to take care of the family of medicine.
Every day the fund helps Texas physicians and their families pay for rent or mortgage, utilities, insurance, medical bills, clothing, and food. Some recipients are elderly and no longer practicing medicine, some are disabled or ill, and some are widowed and raising families. All applicants must complete a confidential questionnaire to be considered by the Physicians Benevolent Fund Committee.
If you are a physician in need, or know of one, please contact the benevolent fund today.
The late May Owen, MD, a Fort Worth pathologist and past president of TMA, established the fund with a $2,500 donation. Since then, nearly $4 million has been raised and provided to more than 750 physicians and their families.
The fund remains alive because of the generosity of TMA members. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law, and may be in the form of honoraria or memorials.
To make a contribution, visit the TMA website or send a check to:
Physicians Benevolent Fund
Texas Medical Association
401 W. 15th St.
Austin, TX 78701-1680
For more information on contributions or benefits, contact Chris Johnson at TMA at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1602, or (512) 370-1602, or chris.johnson[at]texmed[dot]org.