October 30, 2018
Four Lubbock 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.
Ronald L. Cook, DO, a family physician for 21 years, began chairing TMA’s Council on Medical Education. The council coordinates TMA’s medical education activities, studies Texas’ physician workforce trends, accredits continuing medical education programs, and monitors physician licensure and credentialing.
Sandra Dee Dickerson, MD, a general surgeon in practice for 30 years, began a final term as chair of TMA’s Committee on Rural Health. The committee reviews and comments on laws, regulations, and activities that affect patient care in rural areas.
Allan L. Haynes Jr., MD, a urologist in practice for 11 years, was began a final term on TMA’s Committee on Membership. The committee guides TMA’s and county medical societies’ membership recruitment and retention programs.
Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, an internist in practice for 24 years, began a new term on TMA’s Council on Legislation. The council monitors and develops strategies regarding pending legislation and initiates legislative policies at the state and national levels to improve our health care system.
All the physicians are members of the Lubbock 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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