Texas Medicine Magazine

A Publication of the Texas Medical Association  

Texas Medicine is available to TMA members and presents timely information on public health, medicolegal issues, medical economics, science, medical education, and legislative affairs affecting Texas physicians and their patients.


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The Legal Issue 

Picking the Right Battles (pages 16-21)
Armed with its Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee and TMA policy, here’s a look at how the association comes to physicians’ aid in the courts. By Joey Berlin

How to Start a Medical-Legal Partnership (pages 24-26)
Adding legal professionals to care teams can help physicians deal with factors outside the exam room that impact patients’ health. By Sean Price

Contract Do’s and Don’ts (pages 28-20)
With a keen eye and practiced skills, physicians can negotiate from a place of strength. By Emma Freer

Information Unblocked (pages 32-35)
Physicians must now comply with federal rules broadening patients’ access to medical records – and they have proven mostly useful. By Emma Freer

Other news 

Profile: "Fight the Good Fight" (pages 4-5)
Past President David C. Fleeger, MD, awarded TMA's highest honor

Legislative Affairs: What’s Next for Prior Authorization? (pages 37-39)
As Texas’ “gold-card” law winds through rulemaking, TMA looks ahead to the 2023 legislative session. By Emma Freer

Public Health: Maternity Deserts (pages 40-43)
Rural Texas women have dwindling options for safely delivering babies. By Sean Price

Law: “Black Robes, Not White Coats” (pages 44-47)
Physicians worry about recent attempts to use courts to compel unproven treatments. By Joey Berlin

Also in this issue:   
06 Rounds: TMA House of Delegates
22 Law: Meet TMA’s new chief counsel

48 Public Health: EUA for medical devices  

Back Issues 
The Journal of Texas Medicine 
Information on Letters to the Editor 
Advertising Rates and Specifications in Texas Medicine 

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Index to Texas Medicine

Medical terminology is based on usage of MeSH, the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings, which are used in Index Medicus. If a term does not appear in MeSH, then the author's usage or common usage is preferred.

Each index consists of three parts: the subject index, the author index, and the index of deaths.

Texas Medicine, Volume 116, 2020

Subject, Author, Deaths

Texas Medicine, Volume 115, 2019

Subject, Author, Deaths

Texas Medicine, Volume 114, 2018

Subject, Author, Deaths  

Texas Medicine, Volume 113, 2017

Subject, Author, Deaths

Texas Medicine, Volume 112, 2016

Subject, Author, Deaths

Texas Medicine, Volume 111, 2015


Texas Medicine, Volume 110, 2014

Subject, Author, Deaths

Texas Medicine, Volume 109, 2013  


Texas Medicine, Volume 108, 2012  

Subject, Author, Deaths  

 Texas Medicine, Volume 107, 2011

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 106, 2010

 Subject, Author, Deaths  

 Texas Medicine, Volume 105, 2009

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 104, 2008

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 103, 2007

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 102, 2006

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 101, 2005

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 100, 2004

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 99, 2003

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 98, 2002

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 97, 2001

 Subject, Author, Deaths

 Texas Medicine, Volume 96, 2000

 Subject, Author, Deaths

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Last Updated On

May 31, 2022

Originally Published On

March 23, 2010