A Simple Reminder to Patients from Texas Physicians: “I’m Here”
By David Doolittle

Although most physician practices have been back in business since early May, your patients might not be aware that you’re ready to see them again.

We’re out to help change that.

To help you spread the message that Texas physicians are there for their patients, the Texas Medical Association has created a public service announcement (PSA) with a simple message: “I’m here.”

The video features six physicians from different specialties and different parts of the state repeating that simple message.

There are two big reasons why TMA made this PSA:

  1. Although COVID-19 has dominated health care over the past few months, your patients might have other medical conditions that have required treatment; and
  2. Many physician offices are struggling financially. In a recent TMA survey of Texas physicians, 68% report their work hours have been cut since the pandemic began, and 62% have had their salaries reduced.

Watch the video above and please post it on your social media pages to help spread the word. You also can share it from TMA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you’re looking for more tips and resources to increase patient visits safely, TMA’s practice viability experts have organized the information you need in one document: Road to Practice Recovery: A Guide for Reopening Your Practice Post-COVID-19.

In addition, TMA’s COVID-19 Resource page includes posters and tools to inform your patients and staff about staying safe, including a COVID-19 social media toolkit, and a minimum standards of safe practice notification required by the Texas Medical Board.

The resource page is updated frequently with new information and resources, so check back often.

Last Updated On

June 26, 2020

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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