TMA Wants to Hear Your Thoughts on Practicing in Texas
By David Doolittle


Since 1990, the Texas Medical Association has asked Texas physicians for their thoughts on health care practice, the economic realities of practicing medicine in the state, and what issues they believe lawmakers should take on. 

The aim of the biennial Survey of Texas Physicians is to identify emerging issues, track the impact of practice and economic changes, assess physician priorities, and develop data to support TMA’s advocacy efforts. 

If you haven’t guessed by now, TMA is conducting the survey again, and we’d appreciate your input.

In our 2018 survey, more than 20% of physicians told us they have had to use step therapy against their medical judgment. 

TMA uses data like that to help policy makers understand why such utilization measures should not be permitted. Please answer this month’s survey and let us know how TMA can best advocate for you. 

Did you know?

  • The survey is electronic and can be taken via computer or mobile device;
  • Texas physicians and residents who are members and nonmembers are invited to take the survey;
  • In 2018, more than 4,500 physicians responded; and
  • To protect the confidentiality of our physicians, raw data is never published.

But that’s not all.

  • Answer each monthly survey, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of five $350 Amazon gift cards.

And if you’re curious, you can check out the 2018 Physicians Survey or previous reports online.

If you have questions, contact Deanna Cureton, TMA health care data analyst, via email.

Last Updated On

February 11, 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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