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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 
Patty Spann - (512) 425-5932  patty-spann@tmlt.org 
The largest medical liability insurance provider in Texas, TMLT serves more than 20,000 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 Sonja 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.

Nivola Healthcare Solutions, LLC www.nivolahealthcaresolutions.com - Friend since 2017
Alan Aldworth - (281) 864-0300  sales@cloud-education.com
Nivola Healthcare Solutions is the Preferred Provider of Harris County Medical Society for HIPAA Training. Nivola provides state-of-the-art online HIPAA and Texas privacy training courses and compliance solutions to the healthcare community. We go the extra mile at Nivola with our HIPAA training services to assist you in your HIPAA compliance efforts and to reduce your risks under HIPAA, including the risk of data breaches. 

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company - omarsaeed.nm.com - Friend since 2019
Omar Saeed - (281) 413-7819 omar.saeed@nm.com 
Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company is a full service financial, retirement, education, estate and business planning institution, providing clients with wealth management, financial planning, asset protection, trust services and insurance. For more than 160 years, we have stood alongside our clients, helping them manage financial risk and achieve financial security. 



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.

Amegy Bankwww.amegyhealthcare.com - Friend since 2007
Jordan Golson – (713) 235-8825  Jordan.Golson@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.

Ascent Revenue Management (ARM) - www.ascentrevenue.com - Friend since 2019
Rebecca Garcia - (281) 974-2020 rgarcia@ascentrevenue.com
Ascent Revenue Management is a PHYSICIAN-OWNED revenue cycle management company dedicated to optimizing financial performance of healthcare organizations. A group of business minded physician leaders decided to create their own company to implement best practices, control processes, improve quality, increase revenue and decrease costs of billing and collections. ARM provides high quality revenue cycle management, empowering physicians to focus on providing high quality patient care.

chris-properties - www.chris-properties.com - Friend since 2018
Chris Wooldridge - (832) 623-4268  chris@chris-properties.com
chris-properties, a RE/MAX Signature affiliate, is a full service real estate agency focused on advising the interests of both buyers and sellers of homes in the Houston area. Our experiences date back to the 1990's, allowing us to consider a lot of local knowledge as we make our way through the buying and selling process together. Above all, our job is to provide clarity as we help you arrive at a decision that is best for your family and your budget while considering future appreciation of one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Our expertise lies in sifting through data and lining up specific criteria with market conditions to create a win for buyers and sellers. We invite you to call today and allow us to help you with your residential real estate needs. Let's get started!

CommunityBank of Texas - www.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.

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.

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

IBERIABANK - www.iberiabank.com - Friend since 2018
Mary Elizabeth Merrill - (713) 642-7712  maryelizabeth.merrill@iberiabank.com
IBERIABANK has seasoned experts in commercial banking, medical banking, energy lending, wealth management, community banking and syndications. As we continue to grow and expand our business in Houston, our strategy remains the same - provide solid, straightforward financial solutions in the best interest of our clients. Our business plans and decisions are made locally by our market leadership who know Houston, its industries and communities.

Seyfarth Shaw, LLP - www.seyfarth.com - Frience 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 provides top-notch legal services to its clients. Our firm represents both individuals and corporations in matters involving business formations and maintenance, commercial transactions, health care, regulatory and enforcement, real estate, family law, entertainment law (copyright + patent) and all aspects of litigation. We take pride in helping clients take control of their legal issues and plan for success.
 

TMA PracticeEdge - www.tmapracticeedge.com - Friend since 2019
Kim Harmon - (888) 900-0334 info@tmapracticeedge.com
Founded in 2017, TMA PracticeEdge has formed fifteen ACPs in Texas, strengthening the independent practice of medicine of more than 500 physicians serving 230,000 patients across 45 counties.

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.

Wells Fargo Bankwww.wellsfargo.com/com/industry/healthcare - Friend since 2017
Darrell McCorquodale - (346) 241-3274  darrell.mccorquodale@wellsfargo.com
At Wells Fargo, we're committed to the success of your healthcare company. We take the time to understand your business needs and goals and focus on building strong, long-term relationships so that we can support your business now and for years to come. Your healthcare relationship team brings creative ideas, insights, and strategies to help your business grow, run more efficiently, and reduce expenses and risk. We connect you to industry-specific specialists across Wells Fargo who can help you with lending, treasury services, including Wells Fargo Bank, NA deposits; corporate trust and custody services; retirement services; and a variety of other traditional banking products. 

For more information on how to become a Friend of the Society please call Ahuva Terk at 713-524-4267, ext. 329 or email us.