Our future is bright. Fort Bend County continues to grow and the quality of medical services provided by our medical institutions is now on a par with the Texas Medical Center. Physicians are continuing to seek out practice opportunities in the County, and new Surgery Centers, emergency facilities, and specialty clinics continue to spring up each month. A vibrant medical community such as ours needs strong medical society that is part of the Texas Medical Association.
FBMS wishes to proactively engage members of the public and keep residents of Fort Bend County satisfied with their health care services. FBMS wants to the best services to its consumers and member physicians. However, the society can only be effective if our members support each other and step up to take on leadership roles.
Physicians say “No” to Federal Scope Expansion Under the President’s Medicare Executive Order
The TMA, under Dr. Fleeger’s leadership, has made a statement as to where our membership stands in response to a recent Executive order that was released last week. The order recommends removing ALL MD/DO supervision requirements and create pay parity for nurse practitioners and PAs. This is a major patient and healthcare safety issue.
While many physicians rely on the help of NP/PAs as extenders of care, we agree with the TMA, team based healthcare should always be Physician led. Our experience, our education, and our knowledge base is not equivalent and should always be respected as such.
Sign the petition and let your voice be heard before the landscape of healthcare shifts and leaves Physicians behind.