Abilene Physicians Begin Serving in TMA Leadership Positions

October 25, 2018

Three Abilene physicians began new terms of service in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions, during the recent TMA Fall Conference held just outside Austin.

TMA leaders appoint or elect TMA member physicians and medical students to one of TMA’s 25 boards, councils, and committees. They are responsible for studying health care-related issues and making recommendations on important health care policy affecting Texas patients and their physicians. 

The physicians below all are members of the Big Country County Medical Society.

Jason L. Acevedo, MD, an otolaryngologist in practice for nine years, began a final term on TMA’s Council on Socioeconomics. The council makes recommendations related to the socioeconomic aspects of medical care and regulations that affect physicians and their patients.  

Samantha H. Goodman, MD, an internist in practice for six years, began serving on TMA’s Committee on Rural Health. The committee reviews and comments on laws, regulations, and activities that affect patient care in rural areas.

Dean A. Schultz, MD, a family physician in practice for 17 years, began a final term as chair of TMA’s Council on Practice Management Services. The council oversees all association practice-management services provided directly to physicians and their staff.

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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October 25, 2018

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