August 2019

In this issue. . .


Nominate a Colleague for 2019 TCMS Awards
Weekend Warm-Up: Evening Cruise on Lady Bird Lake
Retired Physicians' Organization Luncheon
Spanish Meducation® Fall Classes
Turn to TMA to Help Resolve Prompt-Pay Issues
Dell Medical School PCFCM Clerkship Opportunity

Nominate a Colleague for 2019 TCMS Awards  

Do you know an exceptional physician leader? Someone who is admired by their colleagues or selflessly gives time to those in need? Please take a moment to nominate the TCMS members you feel should be considered for the 2019 Physician Awards.  

Nominations for the TCMS awards are due by September 6.

Weekend Warm-Up
Evening Cruise on Lady Bird Lake
August 15  

It just wouldn’t be summer without a boat ride on one of Austin’s beautiful lakes. TCMS invites you to join us for refreshing beverages, light appetizers on the largest vessel Capital Cruises sails (which means AC and restrooms). Sunset means bat viewing as well. 

Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 6:30 arrival time, 7 pm departure from dock
Place: Hyatt Regency Boat Dock, 208 Barton Springs Road
Parking: Hyatt Regency garage
Cost: $20 per person

RSVP: 512-206-1270 or

Retired Physicians’ Organization Luncheon
September 17

Jennifer Carpenter is part of the Preservations Services Team for the Texas State Parks and Wildlife. She will discuss “Texas Parks and the Civilian Conservation Corps.”

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17
Time: Luncheon begins at 11:30 am
Place: Tarrytown United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 2601 Exposition Blvd., Austin 78703

RSVP: 512-206-1249 or

Spanish Meducation® Fall classes 
Register now  

Spanish Meducation® is the practical medical Spanish program offered through the Travis County Medical Society. The eight-week program (meeting once a week) is designed for all health care professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, therapists, social workers, technicians, emergency personnel, and their support staff. 

The classes develop beginning, intermediate, and advanced conversational skills in general Spanish with a concentration on health care situations while grammar takes a back seat. All handouts are included in the tuition cost; no textbook is required. 

Questions? Contact Program Director, Jill Snyder, PhD at or 512-835-7612. 

Turn to TMA to Help Resolve Prompt-Pay Issues  

If you or your practice is dealing with prompt-pay or other health plan problems, the Texas Medical Association can help resolve those issues through TMA’s Hassle Factor Log program

Dell Medical School PCFCM Clerkship Opportunity 

The Dell Medical School Primary Care, Family, and Community Medicine Clerkship is a two-year, longitudinal experience designed to provide students experiences that foster interest in primary care.

• Opportunities to provide direct patient care
• Provide care in ambulatory settings
• Experience continuity of care
• The opportunity to be involved in the psychosocial aspects of care 

Details and past participant information