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The Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) established Friends of the Society to invite businesses serving physicians to support HCMS and increase their visibility among its physician members. Corporate support of HCMS contributes to its ability to advocate and care for physicians and patients in Harris County. HCMS thanks these organizations and shares information about their products and services with HCMS members.   

Participation in Friends of the Society does not constitute an endorsement by HCMS of the participating organizations or the organizations’ products and services.


Gold Level Friends

Texas Medical Liability Trust - www.tmlt.org - Friend since 2005 
Brandice Davey - (512) 425-5991  brandice-davey@tmlt.org 
The largest medical liability insurance provider in Texas, TMLT serves more than 19,000 health care professionals. Rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, TMLT is the only medical professional liability insurance provider exclusively endorsed by the Texas Medical Association. 

HCMS Concierge Auto Program - www.hcms.org - Friend since 2013
Phil Hornbeak - (713) 843-7185  phornbeak@hcms.org
A free concierge service that eliminates the hassle of searching for and purchasing/or leasing a vehicle. A free member benefit for Harris County Medical Society physicians, their families and staff, as well as members of the Friends of the Society program. 

Favorite Healthcare Staffing, Inc. - www.tinyurl.com/Favorite-HCMS - Friend since 2013
Derek Reid or Sonya Steinborn - (713) 588-0575  MedicalStaffing@favoritestaffing.com
Favorite Staffing is proud to be the exclusive staffing provider of Harris County Medical Society. Serving the Texas healthcare community since 1981, Favorite sets the standard for quality, service, and integrity in healthcare temp, temp-to-perm and permanent staffing. With preferred member pricing, Favorite can help physicians improve cost control, increase efficiency, and protect their revenue cycle.

Dahill www.dahill.com - Friend since 2017
Jim Cantrell - (713) 329-9909 JCantrell@dahill.com
Dahill offers comprehensive document workflow solutions to help healthcare providers apply, manage and use technology that simplifies caregiver workloads. The results: improved access to patient data, tighter regulatory compliance, operational efficiencies, reduced administrative costs and better health outcomes.

Exact Billing Solutions - www.exactbillingsolutions.com - Friend since 2017
Sandra Elshere - (713) 412-2494 Sandra.elshere@exact-billing.com 
Exact Billing Solutions is a provider of Specialty Medical Billing. Focusing on Management Solutions, Revenue Cycle growth and second source of income for surgeons and medical specialists. In business since 2003, we currently service medical practices both large and small in the state of Texas. All services are provided from our office located in Pearland, Texas. We do NOT outsource any of our services to overseas contractors. 

Northwestern Mutual - www.omarsaeed.nm.com - Friend since 2010
Omar Saeed, LUTCF, Financial Adviser, Director - (281) 413-7819  omar.saeed@nm.com
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With more than $217 billion in assets, $26 billion in revenues and more than $1.5 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.2 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services.

Reed Tinsley, CPA, CVA, CFP, CHBC
 - www.rtacpa.com - Friend since 2013
Reed Tinsley, CPA - (281) 379-5988  reedt@rtacpa.com
Reed Tinsley, CPA is a Houston-based Certified Valuation Analyst, and Certified Healthcare Business Consultant. He works closely with physicians, medical groups, and other healthcare entities with managed care contracting, operational and financial management, strategic planning, and practice growth strategies. His entire practice is concentrated in the health care industry. His other services include physician practice valuation and physician-related litigation support. 



Silver Level Friends 

TMA Insurance Trust - www.tmait.org - Friend since 2005
John Isgitt - (512) 370-1747 jisgitt@tmait.org 
Wendell England – (512) 370-1746  wengland@tmait.org 
TMAIT offers medical, life, income protection, office overhead, and ancillary insurance to TMA member physicians and their group managers. We work with you online, on the phone, or in person to determine the right plan to meet your current career needs. That’s coverage you can count on.

TMA PracticeEdge - www.tmapracticeedge.com - Friend since 2015  
Physician Service Organization (888) 900-0334 - info@tmapracticeedge.com
TMA PracticeEdge is a new solutions company developed by the Texas Medical Association to bring physicians the technology, expertise, and investment needed to take advantage of new health care payment models. TMA PracticeEdge provides Texas physicians strategic options to design their own future.

Amegy Bankwww.amegyhealthcare.com - Friend since 2007
Trina Fowlkes – (713) 235-8825  Trina.fowlkes@amegybank.com
Amegy Bank specializes in the healthcare industry. Our healthcare-specific products are customizable and cover everything from everyday banking to complex business solutions for your practice. Our Amegy Private Banking team meets regularly with healthcare attorneys, consultants and CPAs to help stay on top of the most current industry changes and other important issues that can affect your practice. We take your business personally. That's why we assign a specific banking team to you, so you can really get to know your bankers and they can get to know you and your financial goals.

BB&T Bank - www.bbt.com - Friend since 2015
Curtis Wiley - (281) 671-9590 CWiley@BBandT.com
BB&T has roots that date back to 1872. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, we are one of the oldest and strongest banks in the U.S, with assets totaling more than $212 billion. With 2,263 locations nationally and more than 37,000 associates, BB&T has financial centers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Bryan/College Station, Midland/Odessa and San Antonio. We offer a full-range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services.

Cadence Bank - www.cadencebank.com/mortgage - Friend since 2015
Drew Steinmeyer - (713) 334-3118 or (713) 962-3305  drew.steinmeyer@cadencebank.com
Cadence Mortgage recognizes the need of physicians by offering loan programs for early professionals of up to 100% LTV with no mortgage insurance requirement.   

CommunityBank of Texas communitybankoftx.com - Friend since 2016
Coy Lewis - (713) 827-2733 clewis@communitybankoftx.com
In 2007, CommunityBank of Texas answered the call to bring community banking back to Texas. Now as the largest independent community bank headquartered in and focused on the financial needs of Houston and Southeast Texas, we offer the highest possible level of customer service to personal, commercial and healthcare banking customers through unparalleled responsiveness and local decision making. Instead of waiting on critical lending decisions to be made across the country or globe, you benefit from timely decisions made across our lobby and from face-to-face discussions with our veteran bankers, who are highly knowledgeable in the local markets we serve. With 38 locations throughout Houston and Southeast Texas, we will continue to maintain our position as one of the most well-capitalized banks in Texas to meet our customers’ needs.

Cornerstone Wealth Management - www.cornerstonewealthmanagement.net  - Friend since 2015
Gary Kinder - (713) 882-2324  Gary.Kinder@cornerstonewealthmanagement.net 
We are a strategic wealth coaching firm, helping physicians in Houston since 1984. Being independent allows us to have an open architecture of investment products and strategies. Being comprehensive allows us to integrate all three areas of your financial life: wealth creation, wealth distribution, and asset preservation, fully integrating tax, investment, and estate planning. We don't create problems; we just expose them. We then offer solutions on a macro-economic planning platform. We offer a 15% discount on disability insurance to all HCMS physician members.

Frost Bank -   www.frostbank.com - Friend since 2005
Mike Clements - (713) 388-7827  msclements@frostbank.com
This Frost Bank team provides specialized banking, insurance, and financial services to professionals in the health care industry. It has the experience and resources to offer: •Effective cash-flow management •Lockbox •Investment management/personal financial planning •Retirement plans •Estate/trust services •Residential construction/mortgage loans •Equipment or automobile leasing •Financing for child's education •Financing for commercial office building •Financing for a new practice •Buying an existing practice •Insurance for business or personal coverage.

Going Financial - www.goingfinancial.net - Friend since 2012
John Going, CFP - (713) 973-2231  jgoing@securitiesmail.com
The professionals at Going Financial work exclusively with physicians and their medical practices to help keep their vision of financial independence in focus.
•Asset protection strategies •Retirement planning •Own-occupation specific disability insurance •Managing & eliminating debt •Creative health insurance plan design •Tax Favored investment strategies •Education planning

MDTech - www.mdtech.com - Friend since 2015
Damon Spiegel - (888) 253-8813 sales@mdtech.com
MDTech offers an award-winning mobile charge capture solution for physicians and healthcare organizations. Since 2002, the MD Coder® mobile charge capture application along with its secure text messaging application, MD Message is being used by thousands of physician's practices nationwide across 25 different specialties. The flexibility, customization and workflow adaptability, combined with low cost and excellent support, make it ideal for any size healthcare organization.

Mercantil Bank, N.A. - www.mercantilcb.com - Friend since 2012
Lance Schielack - (713) 331-4282 lschielack@mercantilcb.com
Mercantil Bank N.A., with $8.1 billion in assets, is one of the largest community banks in the U.S. With a successful history serving its community for 35 years, the bank has 24 banking centers, 7 in Houston, Texas; 16 in South Florida; and one in Manhattan, New York. Among the wide variety of domestic, international, personal and commercial banking services offered, the bank provides commercial real estate lending services, plus investments, trust, and estate planning through its subsidiaries.  

Seyfarth Shaw, LLP - www.seyfarth.com - Friend since 2014
Sheryl T. Dacso, Esq. - (713) 238-1810  sdacso@seyfarth.com
Our health law attorneys have over 35 years of experience serving physicians in the Houston and surrounding communities advising on regulatory, transactional and compliance matters, including telemedicine and cybersecurity counseling. Our clients range from counseling resident physicians with their first contract to advising large, single and multispecialty practice groups wrestling with the challenges of and strategies for health care reform, corporate and compliance issues. Several of our attorneys are board certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley, & Norton, LLP - www.shackelfordlaw.net - Friend since 2017
Bill Hopkins - (512) 542-5101 bhopkins@shackelfordlaw.net
Shackelford is a full service law firm that focuses on listening to our clients, hearing their needs and problems, and then crafting solutions. With regard to healthcare, we are prepared to handle all aspects of our client's affairs from day to day regulatory advice, corporate formation, real estate, employment, wills and estates, patent and trademark protection to litigation.

Spiers Group - www.spiersgroup.com - Friend since 2016
Dana Myers, M.D. - (832) 413-1077  DLM@spiersgroup.com
The Spiers Group is a health law firm founded by Houston surgeon-attorney Jon P. Spiers MD JD. A team with intimate knowledge of practical operations within the healthcare industry, we offer exceptional experience and understanding of the laws affecting healthcare providers in the ever changing state and federal regulatory landscape, their employment contracts, and business ventures.

Wealth Design Group - www.wealthdesigngroup.net - Friend since 2013
Dale A. Pieper, MBA - (281) 220-2758  dale_pieper@wealthdesigngroup.net
Justin Makris - (281) 220-2758  justin_makris@wealthdesigngroup.net
Our mission is to help you and your family become happier, healthier, and wealthier by creating a life-long strategy that offers the potential for economic confidence with more certainty, not luck. We address the three tracks to permanent wealth; 1) Protection: Eradicating the exposure to  financial threats. 2) Organization: Organizing your assets in your own personalized website to optimize cash flow, giving you the lifestyle you want and 3) Investments: Capitalize on opportunities without gambling and speculating away wealth.


For more information on how to become a Friend of the Society please call 713-526-7378, ext. 274 or email us.