April 2023

In this Issue...

Member Spotlight
Virtual Business of Medicine Event
Retired Physician Organization April Event
PPE Request
Party with a Purpose: Iconic Austin | Travis County Medical Alliance
Focus on Savings
Dell Medical School Update
Friends of the Society

Tony Aventa, MD
Internal Medicine
Capital Medical Clinic

After more than 20 years with his practice, Dr. Tony Aventa still treasures those moments with patients, “When you’re there at the right time, make just the right diagnosis, and see the relief and gratitude on your patient’s face.” And though he continues to have great satisfaction with his chosen career, Dr. Aventa takes on much more by choice. He is a strong believer in organized medicine and a physician’s responsibility to advocate for the profession and for patients. “I firmly believe that advocacy is the responsibility of each and every physician in Texas. Read More.

TCMS Virtual Business of Medicine Presentation: Ethics CME
Health Care Disparities: What Are They and What Can We Do About Them

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom
Speaker: William "Bill" E. Hopkins, JD

Download CME Flyer

Register here

Retired Physician Organization April Event:
"Observations on Lessons and Experiences of COVID and How to Prepare for Future Pandemics"

Dr. John Hellerstedt, former Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services will address the Retired Physicians Organization during a luncheon event.

Date: Tuesday, April 18
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Place: Tarrytown Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Cost: $25 per person, non refundable


Need PPE for a Summer Medical Mission Trip? TCMS Has You Covered.

As summer approaches, many of you are preparing to embark on medical mission trips. TCMS has N95 masks and gowns available for these trips. If you're interested, please complete the TCMS PPE request form. Once received, TCMS staff will contact you regarding your request.

Party with a Purpose: Iconic Austin

Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Austin Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez Street  Austin, TX 78701


Purchase Event Tickets Here


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Raffle tickets are $100 each. The winner will be announced at the Party With a Purpose but you need not be present to win.

Buy Raffle Ticket Here

David Ring, MD asks your assistance in helping Neha Prathivadi, a senior psychology student at UT Austin, who is working on her honors thesis. She hopes to determine whether demographic and/or financial background have an impact on physician burnout or limited joy in practice. They are asking TCMS members to complete a short survey (about 5 minutes) that asks a few financial and demographic questions and consists of an abbreviated Maslach Burnout Inventory questionnaire. Thank you in advance for taking the time to help with her research.  Complete the Survey here.

Grand Rounds

Friends of the Society:
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