|When physicians work together, everyone wins. Become a member of the Fort Bend Medical Society and we will make it easier for you to practice medicine in Texas and in the Fort Bend County area.
The Fort Bend Medical Society (FBMS), a component of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), is the official medical society of Fort Bend County, Texas. If you are not a member of your county medical society and you work/live in Fort Bend County, then I invite you to become a member of FBMS.
By joining together, we can become a stronger, larger, and better organized medical society that supports our member physicians, patients and community. We empower our member physicians for leadership service and activities as well as promote the highest standards of ethical medical practice, access to quality medical care, medical education, research, and community health.
Under the leadership of Dr. L.E. Richey in 2009, the Fort Bend Medical Society was revitalized and experienced phenomenal growth. Going forward, we will continue the momentum of 2009 but cannot do so without your support.
2010 and 2011 had seen continued physician and hospital growth in Fort Bend County. The Fort Bend Medical Society, under the leadership of Dr. Rajesh Bindal in 2010, Dr. Amitabh Shukla in 2011, and Dr. Parin Shah in 2012 has mirrored that growth with exponential numbered new members, events, and resources for support.
Here are just a few things we are working on now:
- Disparate Physician Reimbursement between Fort Bend and Harris Counties - Despite higher operating costs for many practices, Fort Bend County physicians are reimbursed approximately 10% less by CMS compared to physicians located approximately 5 miles away in Harris County. FBMS is actively trying to address this complex issue, soliciting the advice and support of Congressman Pete Olson and other government representatives.
- Offering more networking/social events for member physicians to connect with peers, practice management seminars, and CME Events(including ethics credit); and
- Regular communications and opportunities for feedback that help member physicians study and recommend action on daily issues, provide thoughts about society goals and suggest new services.
Join us today. To apply online, visit www.texmed.org.
For more information regarding FBMS activities, contact the FBMS office at (281) 242-3267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parin Shah, M.D.