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Happy National Doctors’ Day 2017!

The McLennan County Medical Society recognizes and celebrates physicians this March 30, 2017 for National Doctors’ Day.  Established as a national day in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, we take this opportunity to pause and say thank you to … Continue reading

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National Women Physicians Day – February 3

National Women Physicians Day was first observed in 2016, on February 3.  This date marks the birthday of legendary female physician, Elizabeth Blackwell, a strong and influential figure who changed the career of medicine by becoming the first American woman … Continue reading

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Texas Physicians Offer Legislators Fix for Surprise Billing Problem

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) and its physician members recognize surprise medical billing is a problem, and are offering lawmakers solutions that address the root causes. Physicians point to a confusing health insurance system they say leaves policyholders/patients too-often unaware, … Continue reading

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TMA Tries to Lift New Medicare Burden From Small Practices

Patients in some Texas communities may not know their doctor is under immense pressure to adapt to a new law that will determine how they provide care and get paid. According to Texas Medicine magazine, the new government requirement is … Continue reading

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Improve Naloxone Distribution to Curb Overdoses

Opinion column (op-ed) by Don R. Read, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), on improving distribution of naloxone in Texas to potentially save the lives of people who overdose on drugs. It is now one year since Texas … Continue reading

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Era 3 For Medicine and Health Care

by Don Berwick Constant conflict roils the health care landscape, including issues related to the Affordable Care Act, electronic health records, payment changes, and consolidation of hospitals and health plans. The morale of physicians and other clinicians is in jeopardy.1 … Continue reading

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