Waco/Temple Physicians Begin Serving in TMA Leadership Positions

October 31, 2018

Three Waco/Temple-area physicians began serving 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. 

Unless otherwise noted, the physicians are members of the Bell County Medical Society.


John R. Asbury, MD, a pediatrician in practice for 45 years, began serving on TMA’s Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee. The committee evaluates the quality of medical care in Texas and recommends regulatory, legislative, and legal approaches to ensure the highest standard of health care is available for all Texas patients. 

Duren Michael Ready, MD, a family physician in practice for 16 years, began a final term on 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. 


D. Crawford Allison, MD, a Waco family physician in practice for 41 years, began a second term of service on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Committee on Physician Health and Wellness. The Committee on Physician Health and Wellness provides support and outreach related to the treatment and rehabilitation of physicians with impairments. Dr. Allison is a member of the McLennan 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 31, 2018

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