TMA Foundation Names Two Local Physicians to Board of Trustees

Two Dallas-area physicians have joined the Texas Medical Association Foundation Board of Trustees. The foundation supports statewide and local initiatives that focus on health and awareness, including programs that increase on immunizations, wearing bicycle helmets, and healthy physical activity. Dr. Justin Bishop, a medical resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Dallas, will serve a one year term on the board. Bishop won the TMA Medical Student Section Student of the Year award in 2014 and served on the TMA Board of Trustees as a representative of the TMA Medical Student Section and the TMA… Full Story

Meet the New TMA Physician Leaders From North Texas

Seventeen North Texas physicians will assume leadership positions at this week’s Texas Medical Association Fall Conference. They were appointed or elected to various boards, councils, and committees and look at healthcare issues to make policy recommendations to support the 53,000 physicians and medical students in the TMA, the nation’s largest medical association. See below to learn about all the new appointments. Dr. John T. Carlo, a public health and preventive care specialist, will be on TMA’s Council on Legislation, which monitors and develops strategies on pending legislation and advocates for legislation at the state and national levels. Dr. Wendy M.… Full Story

Texas Medical Association Names Local CEO

The Texas Medical Association has named Michael J. Darrouzet its new executive vice president and chief executive officer. Beginning September 1, the former chief executive of the Dallas County Medical Society will take over for Dr. Louis J. Goodman, who is retiring after managing the 53,000 physician organization since 1997. Darrouzet has been a part of several initiatives while at DCMS, including Project Access Dallas, My Medical Home, and the north Texas Accounatble Healthcare Partnership. He has been with the 7,500 member society, which is the second largest medical society in the country, since 1997. Prior to that, he was an assistant administrator… Full Story

Which Local Physicians Were Elected to the TMA Board of Trustees?

The Texas Medical Associations’ House of Delegates elected Dr. Kayla Riggs and re-elected Dr. Sue S. Bornstein to serve on the TMA Board of Trustees at TexMed, the annual conference in Dallas. Riggs is an internal medicine resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and previously served on the board as a representative of the TMA Medical Student Section. She was president of the TMA Medical Student Section while at UT Health Science Center, growing the chapter’s membership by 90 students. “I have enjoyed being involved with health care policy and organized medicine, and as I plan for my future career, I intend… Full Story

North Texas Physicians Honored by the Texas Medical Association

The Texas Medical Association handed out several awards to North Texas physicians for their work with students and patients at their annual conference in Dallas. Fort Worth family physician Dr. Linda M. Siy was recognized by Texas medical students for her commitment to mentoring students by giving her the 2019 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award. Siy has worked in the JPS network since 1995. “To be recognized for doing what I truly enjoy is a gift, and I am extremely honored,” said Siy via release. “C. Frank Webber was a remarkable, very accomplished family physician, and that makes this award even… Full Story

TMA President: “Our Vision for Improving the Health of All Texans”

With the 2019 Texas Legislature now well underway, the time is right to issue a stark reminder: Patient care in Texas is at a critical crossroads. Let us collaborate thoughtfully and purposefully to choose the right path forward and improve the health of all Texans. Among our concerns: Texas still ranks 47th nationally in active primary care physicians per 100,000 population. Not every Texan has timely access to affordable, quality lifesaving services. Not enough of our health care dollars are going to actual health care. Corporations are pressing harder to micromanage patient care decisions in an effort to boost profits.… Full Story

Texas Medical Association CEO Set to Retire

Executive vice president and CEO of the Texas Medical Association Louis J. Goodman is retiring after 22 years in that position. He helped lead the 53,000 physician and medical student members with 110 component county organizations statewide. Goodman is originally from New Jersey, and earned his bachelor’s master’s and doctorate in public affaris at New York University. He worked with the American Medical Association and at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago before joining the TMA staff in 1987. Since 1997 when Goodman took the role of CEO, TMA membership has grown by more than 50 percent while working with… Full Story

The Texas Medical Association’s 2019 Legislative Priorities

With Texas making headlines regarding its uninsured rate and rural hospital closings, the Texas Medical Association has a tall task ahead of the 2019 legislative session in Austin. The 2018 election saw Democratic gains across the country, including Texas, but the state still remains in Republican hands. Legislators will have a chance to improve some of the state’s most persistent problems, and the TMA hopes to represent physicians and uphold its mission of improving the health of all Texans. The TMA is the country’s largest association with 52,000 physician members, and D CEO Healthcare spoke with the organization’s president Dr.… Full Story

Texas Medical Association Foundation Awards Local Garden Nonprofit

Dallas nonprofit Promise of Peace Gardens has been awarded the 2019 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award by the Texas Medical Association Foundation. Promise of Peace promotes gardening, nutrition, and giving in Dallas’ food deserts. The group earned the award for its Soup It Forward program, where it provides monthly ingredients and recipes for soups for 15o families. Families in the program help tend the gardens, learning how to grow food and engage in their community. They take home a sack of nutritional vegetables to prepare and share with their neighbors. The garden benefits 600 people annually, and includes… Full Story

Morning Rounds (07.23.12)

Texas’ new privacy law is more stringent than HIPAA, says the Texas Medical Association. UT Southwestern releases new strategies for treating Type 2 diabetes. Inc., a Dallas-based claims processor for the healthcare industry, reported its 2nd quarter results. SP Express will operate Mannatech’s Dallas based distribution center. State’s HHS Commissioner Tom Suehs explains why he thinks the Medicaid expansion won’t work for Texas.