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Monday, May 11, 2015

Hail Dr. Tom Garcia, Our New Leader

Alfredo Tomas Garcia III, MD, took the oath of office as TMA’s 150th president, pledging to defend the patient-physician relationship. “We are not ‘providers,’ ” the Houston cardiologist told the House of Delegates. “We are healers. We are physicians.” Patty Loose of Austin became the 98th president of the TMA Alliance. “The alliance is an army of volunteers who are dedicated to helping the family of medicine,” she said. “We married it. In one form or another we committed ourselves to you and to the practice of medicine.” The house gave rousing rounds of farewell applause to outgoing TMA President Austin King, MD, and departing Alliance President Angela Donahue.

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