The Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) offers a variety of benefits and services to meet the needs of Young Physicians, defined as physicians age 40 or younger, or have been in practice for eight years or less.
Young Physicians Organization (YPO) offers a variety of programs throughout the year for all young physicians to network for referrals and collaborate with colleagues.
Led by the Council of Young Physicians, the YPO hosts social events meant for attendees to connect with other young physicians throughout Harris County, earn continuing medical education and relax in a comfortable environment.
Additional Meetings of Interest for Young Physicians:
HCMS offers a variety of resources to develop your patient base, from mailing labels to send marketing collateral to colleagues, to practice listings to enhance your visibility in the HCMS Pictorial Roster and the HCMS Online Membership Directory. For details on low cost resources, click here.
TMA offers a variety of resources from social media resource center to the use of testimonials in advertising. For more information, click here.
HCMS offers a variety of resources to manage your practice ranging from a New Practice Checklist to tables and grids to assist physicians' offices with contacting health plans (for eligibility, benefits, pre-certifications, etc.). Services offered include free assistance to resolve claim issues/problems with payers. For more information, click here.
The practice resources HCMS offers include our Buyer's Guide, a directory of vendors with contact information of staff who cater to the needs of physicians. The vendors are organized in product categories that serve the physicians professional and personal needs; from accounting services to waste management and from nanny services to wealth advisors.
HCMS also offers a concierge Auto Program, a no-cost member service designed to spare you the aggravation and hassle normally associated with the purchase of a new or pre-owned vehicle. The program currently offers 2008 and newer vehicle financing at 1.99% for up to a 66 month term! (with approved credit)
TMA offers a variety of resources ranging from consulting services to webinars on most topics related to running a medical practice. In addition, the TMA Knowledge Center offers free assistance with answering your operational questions from "How much can we charge to make copies of medical records?" to "What are the notification requirements when I leave a group practice?" For more information, click here.
Both HCMS and TMA offer numerous resources to employed physicians ranging from contract negotiation to an RVU calculator. For more information, click here.
In addition, HCMS offers a Physician Career Center which lists employment opportunities for physicians across all settings.
HCMS offers a variety of opportunities for involvement. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Young Physician Ambassador or about additional leadership opportunities within HCMS, contact Tiffeny Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-524-4267, ext. 218. See a complete list of opportunities.
TMA offers a variety of opportunities for involvement through its Young Physicians Section. For more information, click here.
The Council of Young Physicians consists of the chair and vice chair of the Young Physicians Organization and the Young Physician Ambassadors for all the seven branches. The Ambassadors are young physicians appointed from each of the seven branches of HCMS to ensure that programming at the branches is relevant to young physicians and to increase the attendance and participation of young physicians in HCMS events and meetings. The Vice Chair and Chair of the Young Physicians Organization are elected from among the Young Physician Ambassadors.
For those interested in future elective positions, this is a good place to start. Leadership at the Council starts with a position as a Young Physician Ambassador. The Young Physicians Organization welcomes your involvement and encourages you to explore the opportunities to actively participate in your society and obtain experience needed to seek elective office.
Meet the 2017 Council of Young Physicians members:
Angela Guerra, MD, ChairChristian P. Conderman, Vice Chair
Central Branch Young Physician Ambassadors:Sudipta K. Chaudhuri, DOTerah C. Isaacson, MDSteven M. Lorch, MDSara Goel, MDKaren E. Cress, MD
East Branch Young Physician Ambassadors:Conner Chan, MD
North Branch Young Physician Ambassadors:Christian P. Conderman, MDSophie Lung, MD
Northwest Branch Young Physician Ambassadors
Southeast Branch Young Physician Ambassadors:
Julia Nassif, MDAnita Udayamurthy, MD
Southwest Branch Young Physician Ambassadors:Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MDShane M. Magee, MDArafat Hashwani, MD
Western Branch Young Physician Ambassadors:Kene O. Ogunmakin, MDAnkur D. Mehta, DOAlisha Y. Young, MD