Roadmap to Houston

Are you a physician new to the Houston Metropolitan area?

Let us help you navigate through the fourth largest city (the city with no limits ) in the U.S. and introduce you to Houston's physician community.

The Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) and Texas Medical Association (TMA) are the largest county and state medical associations in the nation, enjoying the support of over 70% of the county's and state's physicians. Being the largest means that our physician members can access an unprecedented number of member benefits (over 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 .

Step 2: Utilize Your Benefits . Below is a selected list of benefits that may be of particular interest to physicians new to Houston.

Professional Benefits

Personal and Family Benefits


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

Increase your visibility through our membership directories
, including the highly ranked HCMS Pictorial Roster, HCMS Online directory , TMA find a physician  and Docbook MD ,  our HIPAA compliant directory and messaging Smartphone app.  


Continue your medical education. At little to no cost access 80-plus courses that 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
  • Get all the details by clicking here!


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


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


Buy a car through our exclusive concierge HCMS Auto-program! Spare yourself the aggravation and hassle associated with a new car purchase. Let HCMS…

  • 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 for you. You just sign the papers.
  • If you want to visit the dealership, we will put you in touch with our contact at the dealership.


Need a realtor in Houston? Looking for an insurance company or mortgage loan officer? How about a lawyer or a wealth advisor? Need a nanny or other household staffing services? Check out our Buyer's Guide , a directory of vendors that includes contact information of staff who cater to the needs of physicians.

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