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  • 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

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  • Improving Care for LGBTQ Patients

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    LGBTQ patients experience a disproportionate number of health problems, including high rates of mental illness, HIV, obesity, suicide, homelessness, and tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. Many physicians who would like to treat LGBTQ patients often hesitate because they fear they lack the training. While it's important for physicians to educate themselves on caring for LGBTQ patients, it's equally important for those patients to have better access to care. "They haven't felt comfortable going to a doctor," said Kelly Bennett, MD.

    A New Understanding  
  • 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.

    Issues That Will be Top of Mind Next Session  
  • 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  
  • Michael Darrouzet Named New Texas Medical Association CEO

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    Michael J. Darrouzet, the long-time chief executive of the Dallas County Medical Society, will be the Texas Medical Association’s next executive vice president and chief executive officer, TMA Board of Trustees Chair E. Linda Villarreal, MD, announced today.

    Meet Michael Darrouzet  
  • 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. 

    See TMA's Legislative Priorities for the 2019 Session   
  • 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