Are you a physician new to the Houston Metropolitan area?

Let us help you navigate through the fourth largest city in the US and introduce you to Houston's physician community.

HCMS and Texas Medical Association (TMA) are the largest county and state medical associations in the nation, enjoying the support of over 65% of the county's and state's physicians. Being the largest means that our physician members can access an unprecedented number of member benefits (more than 100) while enjoying personal interactions with the staff. When you call us, the phone will be answered by an operator and your issues will be addressed. 

Let's Get Started

Step 1: Become a Member  (Joined membership to both HCMS and TMA)

Step 2: Utilize Your Benefits

Below is a selected list of HCMS benefits that may be of particular interest to physicians new to Houston.

New to Texas? See additional benefits from the Texas Medical Association (TMA)

Professional Benefits

Personal and Family Benefits

Expand your professional collaboration and referral partners at our exclusive networking events and branch society meetings.

  • Network with colleagues in your part of town and build your presence in your community: East, Central, Southwest, North, Northwest, Western, Southeast.
  • Other Meetings including Young Physicians Organization, New Member/Young Physician Reception, Marketing 101 and more.
  • Check out upcoming meetings - View calendar here  

Increase visibility through HCMS membership directories, including the Harris County Physician Directory, TMA find a physician and Docbook MD, our HIPAA compliant directory and messaging Smartphone app.

Continue your medical education.
At little or no-cost, more than 80 courses are available to help sharpen your skills in the areas of practice management, technology, quality improvement, and professional growth.

Get involved in leadership and volunteering.
Opportunities include:

  • Branch Society Leadership
  • Young Physicians Leadership
  • First Tuesdays at the Capitol
  • Appointed Positions on HCMS and TMA Committees
  • Elected Positions on HCMS and TMA Boards and Councils
  • Volunteer Opportunities to Provide Community Outreach

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Looking for a professional opportunity?  
Visit our Physician Career Center for career opportunities across all specialties, posted by medical practices and hospitals.

Discover theater, arts and entertainment around Houston. 
HCMS members, their families and office staff can access exclusive offers and discounts to theater performances, concerts and sporting events.

Buy a car through the HCMS Auto-program.
Spare yourself the aggravation and hassle associated with a new car purchase. This program will:

  • Locate the vehicle for you at the best price, with your choice of color and equipment.
  • Arrange for a test drive at your home or office.
  • Arrange all of the paperwork. You just sign the papers.
  • If you want to visit the dealership, we will put you in touch with our contact at the dealership.
  • Financing is available at around 2.25%.

Need a realtor in Houston? Looking for an insurance company? Check out the HCMS Buyer's Guide, a directory of vendors that includes contact information of staff who cater to the needs of physicians.

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