Vision: To improve the health of all Texans
Mission: TMA stands up for Texas physicians by providing distinctive solutions to the challenges they encounter in the care of patients.
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The Texas Medical Association, the nation’s largest and one of the oldest and most powerful state medical societies, speaks out for more than 52,000 physician and medical student members across the state in our commitment to improve the health of all Texans. In partnership with our 112 county medical societies, we have been helping Texas physicians set high professional and ethical standards since 1853.
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Athens family physician Douglas W. Curran, MD, as its 153rd president. He took office in a ceremony before TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in San Antonio. He will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.
David C. Fleeger, MD, was unanimously chosen as president-elect of the Texas Medical Association during Saturday morning’s meeting of the House of Delegates at TexMed 2018.
The 152nd Annual Session of the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates opened in San Antonio this morning with outgoing TMA President Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, reminding delegates of their ability to effect important health care change.
During the regular 85th Texas Legislative session, TMA remained steadfast in championing medicine’s priorities and the health of all Texans. How did TMA do it? The key is strong grassroots advocacy, which has been the main pillar in our history of legislative success. With 51,000 members strong, TMA is more tenacious than ever in the fight for physicians and their patients..
Southlake trauma surgeon Shahid Shafi, MD, will retain his position as vice chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party after a failed attempt to vote him out of the position because he is Muslim.
The TMA Disaster Relief Fund received more than $1 million in donations to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. "Although I hope nothing of this magnitude happens again, physicians across the state know they can turn to each other, as well as the Texas Medical Association, in times of need," said TMA Past President Don R. Read, MD.
Thanks to a generous contribution from Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust, hundreds of hours of continuing medical education (CME) in the TMA Education Center are now FREE for TMA members and your practice staff. This new benefit represents TMA and TMA Insurance Trust’s ongoing commitment to supporting Texas physicians in patient care, practice management, and professional development.
A Harris County jury has awarded $6.4 million in damages to a Houston cardiothoracic surgeon whom TMA supported in his years-long battle with Memorial Hermann Health System over a defamation claim.
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.
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Organized medicine in Texas is a family of organizations: county medical societies, specialty societies, the TMA Alliance and TMA Foundation.
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When faced with practice changes and challenges, Texas physicians turn to TMA as a trusted resource for practice help, advocacy, education, and turnkey solutions.
TMA was born when 35 physicians gathered at an Austin church to set high ethical standards for their profession. The TMA History of Medicine Collection documents the association's long history, and collects and preserves the history of Texas Medicine.
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