April 2019


In this issue . . .


Business of Medicine Dinner Presentation - Ethic CME
DEA Scam Alert
TCMS/AISD Athletic Physicals
Member Applicants
Colon Cancer Month
Austin Parks Fee Waiver
2019 Adolescent Health Symposium
Retired Physicians' Organization Lunch
TexMed 2019

TCMS Business of Medicine Dinner, Ethics CME
April 11 

“Social Media: Medical/Legal Considerations”
Join your colleagues for a timely presentation on how social media can impact the physician-patient relationship and how to identify critical issues before engaging in social media.

Speaker: Blaine Holbrook, JD, Partner with Evans, Rowe & Holbrook P.C.

Thursday, April 11
6:30 pm dinner
7:00 pm presentation
TMA Building, Thompson Auditorium, 1st floor

RSVP to tcms@tcms.com or 512-206-1249

DEA Scam Alert

DEA is aware that registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel.  The criminals have masked their telephone number on caller ID by showing the DEA Registration Support 800 number.  Please be aware that a DEA employee would not contact a registrant and demand money or threaten to suspend a registrant’s DEA registration. 

If you are contacted by a person purporting to work for DEA and seeking money or threatening to suspend your DEA registration, submit the information through “Extortion Scam Online Reporting” posted on the DEA Diversion Control Division’s website.

Locate DEA Field Office for your area.

Registration Service Center - 1-800-882-9539

Email - DEA.Registration.Help@usdoj.gov

TCMS/AISD Athletic Physicals
April 16, 18, 23, 30

For over 20 years, TCMS has partnered with AISD to provide underinsured student athletes with the physicals they need to play sports, march in band, and cheer in school. Physicians, nurses and physician assistants are needed for each of the four nights in April. Simply fill out the volunteer form and send it to tcms@tcms.com.

Member Applicants

View information and photos of new TCMS members.

Colon Cancer Month
Dr. Harish Gagneja Documents His First Colonoscopy

TCMS member, Dr. Gagneja, Austin Gastroenterology,  turned 50 this year and invited cameras in to document his first colonoscopy process in order to dispel the fears that accompany this procedure. From prep to recovery, this PSA has had a tremendous response. Check it out! 

Austin Parks & Recreation Fee Waiver and VIP Treatment for Physicians 

Save over $100 on a season pass with Austin Parks & Recreation (AP&R), get free parking and avoid waiting in entrance lines! This includes all the pools run by AP&R as well as the parks. Just register with the AP&R as a physician willing to provide medical aid if needed, and save on a season pass. For more information, call 512-974-9336. 

2019 Adolescent Health Symposium
April 3

People’s Community Clinic.
Health care providers, young people, and other experts will present topics such as: the connection between peer pressure and teen substance abuse, how to incorporate youth perspectives in a clinic setting, teen legal rights surrounding consent and more…  

Wednesday April 3
5:15 to 7:45 pm
People’s Community Clinic, 1101 Camino La Costa

RSVP to annmarie.wilke@austinpcc.org

Retired Physicians’ Organization Luncheon
April 9

“Scientific Review: Indicators of Global Climate Change” author and historian Jim Woodrick will discuss global warming and the challenges ahead. 

Tuesday, April 9
11:30 am
Tarrytown Methodist Church

RSVP: tcmsrpo@tcms.com

TexMed 2019
May 17-18

Hilton Anatole, Dallas

At TMA’s annual meeting, physician leaders conduct TMA business, network with other specialties, and attend interdisciplinary CME programs. 

Attendance at TexMed is a FREE member benefit. 

Register today!