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- Gold-Headed Cane Award BanquetCongratulations to Dr. Eddie Morrison, 2013 Gold-Headed Cane recipient! Tweet This! Share this on Facebook […]
- Local Community Health Center Receives National AwardThe Family Health Center received the first-ever H. Jack Geiger Award from the National Center for Health in Public Housing on July 13, 2011. This award is given "For Outstanding Service in Performance Improvement", represented by the Family Health Center's efforts to increase and enhance services for patients living in public housing, most re […]
- Gold-Headed Cane Award Banquet
The opening of the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Jan.1 means you must be vigilant in your dealings with the health insurance companies. Or you could face major problems. For example, do your existing contracts with insurers mean you're already included in an exchange network? And, it's possible you'll have to refund payments to an insurer if a patient who bought coverage in the ACA marketplace doesn't pay his or her premiums. - See
LOCAL MEDICAL COMMUNITY MOURNS LOSS OF YOUNG PHYSICIAN Waco (TX)—McLennan County Medical Society members this week were deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. David G. Hurst, an Emergency Medicine physician that died on October 26, 2013 from brain cancer. He will be remembered as a dedicated physician and his battle was a testament to bravery and perseverance, setting an example for all of us as patients. The Family of Medicine has taken this loss very personally and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children.
The patient-physician relationship will be the focus of the TMA Fall Conference, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin. Saturday's session begins at 7:30 am with a Dawn Duster session on TMA's new Physician Services Organization for Patient Care. The general session begins at 8:45 am with remarks by TMA President Stephen Brotherton, MD. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will follow with an update on issues in Congress. Next on the agenda will be a panel discussion on Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship. Panel members will be state Reps.
Drs. Justin and Katherine Hensley couldn’t get to Texas quickly enough. The young emergency physician and his pediatrician wife were completing their medical residencies in North Carolina. Without medical liability reform similar to what Texas passed in 2003, Dr. Justin Hensley routinely had to test his patients – for the wrong reason. “I had a 30-year-old patient who’d already had 20 CT scans. It’s difficult for me to understand how that many scans could be justified on someone so young. But because of the liability climate in North Carolina, residents were instructed to
Imagine going to your favorite restaurant. You are greeted at the door by the hostess, who seats you and takes your drink order. You order through your favorite waiter, Andrew, who recommends the special of the day: prime rib with a dinner salad and a chocolate torte for dessert. Soon after, the food is brought out and it is delicious! You have time to enjoy your food. You then receive the bill and pay for your meal, returning to your home satisfied, all your dining needs met. Let’s say, for simplicity's sake, you paid $75 for this meal: $50 for the steak, $10 for the salad and $15 for