Welcome to the news from the Tarrant County Medical Society

Welcome to the Tarrant County Medical Society News Blog. Here you will find highlighted articles that have been published in our bimonthly magazine – the Tarrant County Physician. Every article shared was written by a physician or medical student who is a member of the Tarrant County Medical Society (TCMS). Please share an article of interest to your social media.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 8/7/20

COVID-19 Positive cases: 32,590* COVID-19 related deaths: 414 Recovered COVID-19 cases: 20,329 Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Friday, August 7, 2020. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here. * These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time. Deaths and recovered cases are included in … Continue reading “Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 8/7/20”

Provide This Letter to COVID-19 Patients Returning to Onsite Work

Originally published by the Texas Medical Association. By now you’ve probably treated a lot of COVID-19 patients, many of whom have recovered from the illness. Although employees are not required by law to present a letter from a physician clearing them to return to work, many employers request one. If your practice doesn’t already have … Continue reading “Provide This Letter to COVID-19 Patients Returning to Onsite Work”

Let Doctors Be Doctors

By Susan Bailey, MD Dr. Susan Bailey, AMA President, presented this speech on June 7, 2020, when she was installed as the 2020-2021 president of the American Medical Association: The inauguration of a new AMA president is typically a very formal, black-tie affair with great celebration and fanfare. In my case, my family and close … Continue reading “Let Doctors Be Doctors”


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