PBF Helps Us Take Care of Our Own

The  TMA Physicians Benevolent Fund (PBF) helps those in the extended TMA family who need support because of poverty, infirmity, disability, accident, or other adversity. This extended family embraces physicians, their widows, widowers, and dependents.

More than 645 physicians and their families have received more than $3 million in assistance since the fund was established in 1961 with a $2,500 donation from the late May Owen, MD, a Fort Worth pathologist and past president of TMA.

PBF remains able to help today because of the generosity of TMA members willing to share with less fortunate colleagues and families. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law and may be in the form of honoraria or memorials.

Each May and September, the Committee on Physicians Benevolent Fund reviews applications for assistance, with the chair acting on emergency cases in the interim. All applicants must complete a confidential questionnaire to be considered. If you are a physician in need or if you know of one, please contact PBF today.

For more information on contributions or benefits, e-mail  Chris Johnson  at TMA, or call her at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1602, or (512) 370-1602.

Action , Nov. 2, 2009

Last Updated On

September 14, 2010