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  • In the War Against COVID-19, Physicians Need Proper Armor Now By TMA President David C. Fleeger, MD

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    The battle already has begun. We have no time to wait. In a letter to Governor Abbott today, I urged that all personal protective equipment (PPE) from all non-health care industries be diverted to our current fight, by any means necessary. I told him, point blank, that the current shortage of PPE in Texas is unacceptable.

    Texas Physicians On the Front Line: We Are at War  
  • County Medical Societies Take A Bite Out of PPE Shortfall

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    More than 12 county medical societies along with several alliance chapters have found a temporary workaround for Texas' PPE famine: They're asking their communities to donate masks, gloves, face shields, or any other medical supplies that protect them from infection.

    Chapters Find Temporary Workaround for the PPE Shortage  
  • COVID-19 Resources, All in One Place

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    As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convened a task force of public health experts to help Texas physicians prepare for the next phase. We’ve started by compiling all the news and information you need right now on our online resource center. Bookmark that page as we will update it continually.

    COVID-19 Resource Center  

  • Some of TexMed 2020 Going Virtual

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    TexMed 2020 will not take place in Fort Worth on May 1-2, Texas Medical Association President David C. Fleeger, MD, announced Tuesday. The TMA House of Delegates, however, will convene in a virtual format on those same dates, using a focused agenda to address the key issues before the house.

    Get the Details Here  
  • A Plan for the Uninsured in Texas

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    I call for our TMA to bring all of these groups together to directly address the issue of the uninsured in Texas, to plan a strategy, and to put it in motion.

    Creating the Change That Our Patients Need and Deserve  
  • TEXPAC’s Candidates Nearly Sweep Super Tuesday

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    Nearly every one of the 132 legislative candidates endorsed by TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association political action committee, won their party’s nomination in the March 3 primary. Another five are headed for runoff elections on May 26. Only two lost outright.

    Get the Details Here  
  • TMA Delivered For You In 2019

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    In 2019, the Texas Medical Association remained committed to Texas physicians and to the practice of medicine in the Lone Star State.

    TMA's 2019 Top 10 Accomplishments  
  • TMA Honors Dallas Physician With Public Health Lifetime Achievement Award

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    TMA presented its inaugural Laurance N. Nickey, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert W. Haley, MD, director of the Division of Epidemiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a TMA physician leader. Doctors presented the award Saturday at the 2020 TMA Winter Conference in Austin.

    Photo: TMA/Matthew Lemke

    Outstanding Contributions to Medicine in Public Health  
  • Mobilizing Members

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    On Jan. 1, 1997, just as Louis J. Goodman, PhD, took over as the Texas Medical Association’s chief executive, Michael J. Darrouzet started as CEO of the Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS).

    Q&A With TMA's Chief Executive, Michael Darrouzet  
  • Playing Doctor: Portrayals of Medicine in Popular Culture September 2019-September 2020

    Doctors190Playing Doctor: Portrayals of Medicine in Popular Culture September 2019-September 2020.

    Robert G. Mickey History of Medicine Gallery
    Texas Medical Association, First Floor
    401 W. 15th St. Austin, TX 78701-1680

    We Encourage You to Attend  

  • We Need to Come in Force: Physician-Lawmakers Look Ahead to 2021

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    A panel of medicine’s representatives in the Texas Legislature said Saturday that 2019 was a good year for medicine in Austin, but unfinished business remains for the next session in 2021.

    Top Legislative Issues for 2021  
  • Charting Medicine's Statehouse Progress

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    Physicians checked off major accomplishments during the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature, including finally convincing lawmakers that raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21 was the right thing for the state's present and future. Medicine also scored improvements on the insurance front and vital funding increases.

    Successful Wins on Tobacco, Prior Authorization, and More  
  • Austin Physician Becomes TMA President

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    The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Austin surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, as its 154th president. He took office in a ceremony before TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Dallas. He will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.

    More on Dr. Fleeger  
  • AMA Taps Texas Physician As Next President

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    Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, an allergist from Fort Worth, was unanimously elected today by the American Medical Association House of Delegates to be the next AMA president. “Challenging times remain for our health care system,” she told the delegates

    Dr. Bailey: First Woman Physician to be Both TMA President and AMA President  
  • TMA Headquarters Now Bears Name of Retiring CEO Lou Goodman

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    The Texas Medical Association building in downtown Austin has been renamed in honor of Louis J. Goodman, PhD, who has served as TMA executive vice president and CEO for the past 22 years.

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  • Don Read, MD, Receives TMA’s Highest Award Posthumously

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    TMA's House of Delegates last week gave the association's highest award to the late Don Read, MD, a Dallas colon and rectal surgeon who had served as the organization's 151st president. Dr. Read died in March after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer, so the award was given posthumously.

    Dr. Read's Family Accepts TMA's Distinguished Service Award  
  • Healthy Vision 2025

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    The 2019 Texas Legislature is now in session — and TMA is ready to fight for medicine. See our plan to help Texas physicians put the health back into health care. 

    Our Healthy Vision: Putting the Health Back into Health Care  
  • Survey Shows Most Burnt-Out Specialties

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    According to a nationwide survey of health care professionals conducted last year, several specialties have burnout rates of 50 percent or more. Hospitalists led the survey, with 66 percent of respondents feeling burnt out.

    TMA Physician Health and Wellness provides educational resources regarding well-being, dimensions of meaning in work, burnout, stress, work-life integrations, fatigue, mental/emotional quality of life, and physical quality of life.

    Is Your Speciality More Susceptible to Burnout?  
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    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

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

  • TMA Fighting for Physicians and Patients

    Don't Try This At Work

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    MIPS and HIPAA require practices to conduct a security risk analysis at least once a year. Many physicians find out through these reports that their practices have a lot of work to do to keep patient records safe.

    Security Risk Analysis Not a Do-It-Yourself Project
  • A Gift To You: Free CME for TMA Members

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    Thanks to a generous grant from Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust, dozens of CME courses in the TMA Education Center are now FREE for members.

    Our Thanks for All You Do  
  • Deadlines for Doctors Keeps You Current

     
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    You can keep up with federal and state requirements that affect your practice by regularly checking TMA's Deadlines for Doctors.

    What You Need to Do Now