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Monday, May 2, 2011

PHYSICIANS TESTIFY FOR PATIENTS AND THE PROFESSION

Thanks to these two TMA member physicians who came to the Texas capitol last week:

  • Janet Realini, MD, MPH, a San Antonio family physician and a volunteer for the Healthy Futures Alliance, testified before the Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee. Dr. Realini testified on Senate Bill 1854 by Sen. Bob Deuell, MD (R-Greenville). It would extend the Women’s Health Program. The program provides gynecological exams and birth control to low-income women. It is set to expire this year.
  • Debra Patt, MD, an Austin oncologist, testified in support of HB 669 before the House Public Health Committee. The bill by Rep. James White (R-Hillister) fosters dialogue between a physician and a patient regarding reconstructive breast surgery.

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