COVID-19: DONATIONS NEEDED


Fort Bend Medical Society is asking for donations of any masks, especially those designated N95 or higher, so we can help protect the physicians on the frontline in our community.

Contact: office@fbms.org 

If you have masks to donate, please email us to organize collection.

Many of our neighbors may have a left over supply of unused masks from Harvey. We will take surgical masks, face shields, goggles, protective eyewear, masks for painting, auto body work, construction, dentistry, medical spa supply, nails salons, etc.

Help us help our physicians as we fight this fight together!!! Find more updates on the Fort Bend Medical Society Facebook Page.



COVID-19 UPDATE FROM TMA


For information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, please visit TMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center.

For questions or concerns, please contact the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955 or knowledge@texmed.org.

After careful consideration of the evolving COVID-19 situation in Texas, with input from local and state health officials and TMA’s Coronavirus Task Force, the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees has determined that TexMed 2020 will not take place in Fort Worth on May 1-2. (Be sure to cancel your housing or travel arrangements.) The health and safety of our members is paramount as you are on the front lines of the fight to control the spread of the virus and treat infected patients.

However, the TMA House of Delegates will convene in a virtual format. Delegates, alternates, and county medical society staff can expect additional information over the coming weeks. Please keep May 1 and May 2 open on your calendars.

You do not need to cancel your registration for TexMed 2020. However, you will need to cancel any travel or housing arrangements you have made. If you have a hotel reservation at the Omni Fort Worth or the Sheraton Fort Worth, you can reach out to the hotel directly to cancel your reservation. You also can cancel your reservation online via the TexMed Housing and Travel page.

For information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, please visit TMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center.

For questions or concerns, please contact the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955 or knowledge@texmed.org.

Serving physicians in Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Stafford, Fulshear.

 

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.