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Monday, May 20, 2013

DR. BROTHERTON, CHERYL JONES TAKE THE HELM OF TMA, ALLIANCE

Congratulations to Fort Worth’s Steve Brotherton, MD, and Cheryl Jones, of Temple, the new presidents, respectively, of TMA and the TMA Alliance. They took the oath of office before the House of Delegates. In his installation address, Dr. Brotherton used some familiar nursery rhymes to lay out his presidential agenda. He asked, for example, if all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again, “Where were the king’s surgeons?” He also stressed the need to maintain strong county medical societies. In other action, delegates:
  • Adopted the Board of Trustees’ position statement on expanded coverage and Medicaid reform;
  • Voted to “oppose any policy that hinders the autonomous clinical decision-making authority of a physician”; and
  • Approved TMA’s participation in the Choosing Wisely Campaign.

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