Who is TMA?

  • TMA is Physicians Caring for Patients


    The Texas Medical Association, the nation’s largest and one of the oldest and most powerful state medical societies, speaks out for more than 50,000 physician and medical student members across the state in our commitment to improve the health of all Texans. In partnership with our 110 county medical societies, we have been helping Texas physicians set high professional and ethical standards since 1853.


    TMA Works for You  

    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering personal advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Helping Physicians Deliver the Best Medical Care to All Texans

    Healthy Vision 2020, Second Edition

    TMA's vision for the future clears up. Read Healthy Vision 2020, our strategic roadmap for TMA's state and federal advocacy initiatives for the remainder of the decade.

    Read Healthy Vision 2020
  • TMA's 2015 Legislative Victories Build on Past Successes


    In a 2015 legislative session marked by new state leadership, new money, and big shifts in how Texas' major health care agencies oversee care delivery, the House of Medicine remained as steady as ever in its mission to ensure physicians can give their patients the best care possible. That resolve paid off in significant victories that largely build on the Texas Medical Association's 2013 legislative successes.


    Savor TMA Victories  
  • Huge Victory for Medicine: No More SGR!


    Shout it from the rooftops: Success (finally)! Medicine achieved the biggest victory since the passage of Texas' 2003 tort reform liability protections. Just hours before a 21-percent pay cut to physicians was set to take effect, the Senate approved the bill to repeal Medicare's fatally flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, permanently and immediately.


    R.I.P SGR  
  • Victory! CSR Permit Program to Be Eliminated Next Year


    Thanks to the TMA's advocacy this legislative session, the controlled substances registration (CSR) permit program will be eliminated, effective Sept. 1, 2016. Senate Bill 195 by Sen. Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown), and Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Denton) also moves the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and broadens physicians' authority to delegate who can access the information.


    CSR Permit Eliminated