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
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
at TMA, or call her at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1602, or (512)
, Nov. 2, 2009
Last Updated On
September 14, 2010