HCMS established the Friends of the Society program 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) 425-5991, 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. 

CareAllies - www.careallies.com - Friend since 2019
Cresta Smith - (713) 437-3241, cresta.smith@cigna.com 
Ranked the #1 Value-based Care Transformation Solution in 2018 by Black Book Research, CareAllies has an extensive and successful history of innovative value-based provider collaborations. Our accountable care organization, provider engagement, practice transformation and home-based care delivery solutions focus on creating a customized plan-of-action to optimize care and the connections between providers, patients and payers.  We work side-by-side with you to accelerate the transition to value-based care, helping improve the quality, value and experience of care for patients and make health care better for everyone.

Diamond Client Group -
diamondclientgroup.com - Friend since 2019
Dean Burden - (281) 865-7985, dburden@financialguide.com
Our mission is to help physicians and business owners gain clarity through comprehensive strategies which challenge traditional thinking. Thriving physicians have a healthier relationship with money. They invest time understanding how money works and treat their money with respect. They have clarity about what's most important to them and assemble a team of experts to help them achieve their desired outcomes.

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.

Nexel Services, LLC - www.nexelhealth.com - Friend since 2019
Kashif Ijaz - (855) 586-3935, info@nexelhealth.com
Nexel Health is a healthcare IT solution provider that offers physicians and hospitals a complete portfolio of fully integrated revenue cycle and practice management solutions. 

TAS United Medical Exchange - www.tasunitedmedicalexchange.com - Friend since 2019
Amy Fleming - (713) 492-7795, afleming@tasunited.com
A Texas based medical call processing provider with locations in Houston, Beaumont, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso and Lubbock. Answering calls securely and efficiently for medical providers since 1984. We offer HIPAA compliant, customized call processing solutions and elite customer service.

WellMed Medical Management - www.wellmedhealthcare.com - Friend since 2020
Katrina Isaac - (713) 418-6157, kisaac1@wellmed.net
Our goal is to provide better preventive health care to older adults through a proven, measurable and results driven health care delivery system. To help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. To change the face of health care delivery for the nation by providing quality, proactive patient care with a focus on prevention.


SILVER LEVEL FRIENDS


TMA Insurance Trust www.tmait.org - Friend since 2005 
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 Bank – www.amegybank.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 2015
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. 

Comerica Bank - www.comerica.com - Friend since 2020
Amy Watson - (713) 507-7679, amwatson@comerica.com 
Comerica Incorporated is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, and strategically aligned by three segments: Business Bank, Retail Bank and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in other states, as well as Canada and Mexico.

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

TMA PracticeEdge - www.tmapracticeedge.com - Friend since 2019
Kim Harmon - (888) 900-0334, info@tmapracticeedge.com
Founded in 2017, TMA PracticeEdge has formed fifteen ACOs in Texas, strengthening the independent practice of medicine of more than 640 physicians serving 240,000 patients, and achieving $11 million in earned incentives.

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center - www.mdanderson.org - Friend since 2019
Elnar Koseoglu - (713) 563-5849, ekoseogl@mdanderson.org
Ranked No. 1 in cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, MD Anderson Cancer Center is home to pioneering research, cutting-edge clinical trials and quality patient care.

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.

 

Click here for more information on how to become a Friend of the Society, contact Ahuva Terk at 713-524-4267, ext. 329 or ahuva_terk@hcms.org.