Laredo Physician Begins Serving in TMA Leadership Position

October 30, 2018

Luis M. Benavides, MD, a Laredo family physician in practice for 37 years, began serving on the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Council on Socioeconomics during the recent TMA Fall Conference held just outside Austin.

TMA member physicians and medical students are appointed or elected 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 Council on Socioeconomics makes recommendations related to the socioeconomic aspects of medical care and regulations that affect physicians and their patients.

Dr. Benavides is a member of the Webb-Zapata-Jim Hogg 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.


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 30, 2018

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