Retired Physicians Organization (RPO)

Furthering Education... Expanding Horizons... Enriching Lives...

The RPO is a dynamic organization with close to 600 members.

As a retired or life member of HCMS and Texas Medical Association (TMA), you continue to receive many of the benefits of membership, including access to staff, privileges at the Houston Academy of Medicine/Texas Medical Center Library, and the HCMS website (which has copies of the Harris County Physician Newsletter). You also may attend TMA meetings free of charge and take advantage of their numerous CME opportunities.

We encourage you to join the RPO which is particularly geared to the interests of our retired physicians. Now that you are dues exempt from HCMS/TMA, the RPO dues of $60 per year are a bargain, and they include your information and photo in the HCMS Pictorial Roster, a copy of the Pictorial Roster, and the monthly RPO newsletter.

Click here for information on what to do when retiring from your practice.

Click here for closing or selling your practice.

For information on joining the RPO, contact Debbi Eschenbach at 713-524-4267, ext. 245, or

  • To make a luncheon reservation, click here.
  • To access the RPO Membership Directory, click here.
    •  RPO Members: If you wish to add your email address, change or correct your current listing, contact Debbi Eschenbach via email, or call 713-524-4267, ext. 245.
  • For more details on the RPO, check out their website at

The RPO offers numerous activities and opportunities for retired physicians and their spouses. 

Click here to view RPO activities along with contact information for each.

  • Annual ethics CME
  • Annual RPO travel-trains, cruises
  • Art Appreciation Tours
  • Boy Scout Physicals
  • Bridge Club
  • Disaster response team
  • Golf groups
  • Life writing group
  • Medical student teaching
  • Medical supplies for Mexico
  • Memory training
  • Monthly luncheons at the Houston Racquet Club
  • Philosophers club
  • Science Engineering Fair judging
  • Social committee & holiday party
  • Speakers for monthly luncheons
  • Student nurse instructions (baccalaureate level)
  • Tai Chi
  • Volunteering at charity medical clinics