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.

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.

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company omarsaeed.nm.com - Friend since 2017
Omar Saeed - (281) 413-7819, omar.saeed@nm.com
Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company is a full service financial, retirement, education, estate and business planning institution, providing clients with wealth management, financial planning, asset protection, trust services and insurance. For more than 160 years, we have stood alongside our clients, helping them manage financial risk and achieve financial security.


SILVER LEVEL FRIENDS


TMA Insurance Trust www.tmait.org - Friend since 2005 
John Isgitt - (512) 370-1747, jisgitt@tmait.org 
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.amegyhealthcare.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. 

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

Seyfarth Shaw, LLP - www.seyfarth.com - Friend since 2014
Sheryl T. Dacso, Esq. - (713) 238-1810, sdacso@seyfarth.com
Our health law attorneys have over 35 years of experience serving physicians in the Houston and surrounding communities advising on regulatory, transactional and compliance matters, including telemedicine and cybersecurity counseling. Our clients range from counseling resident physicians with their first contract to advising large, single and multi-specialty practice groups wrestling with the challenges of and strategies for health care reform, corporate and compliance issues. Several of our attorneys are board certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton LLP - www.shackelfordlaw.net - Friend since 2017
Bill Hopkins - (512) 542-5101, bhopkins@shackelfordlaw.net
Shackelford is a full service law firm that provides top-notch legal services to its clients. Our firm represents both individuals and corporations in matters involving business formations and maintenance, commercial transactions, health care, regulatory and enforcement, real estate, family law, entertainment law (copyright + patent) and all aspects of litigation. We take pride in helping clients take control of their legal issues and plan for success.

TMA PracticeEdge - www.tmapracticeedge.com - Friend since 2019
Kim Harmon - (888) 900-0334, info@tmapracticeedge.com
Founded in 2017, TMA PracticeEdge has formed fifteen ACPs in Texas, strengthening the independent practice of medicine of more than 500 physicians serving 230,000 patients across 45 counties.

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.

Wells Fargo Bank - www.wellsfargo.com/com/industry/healthcare - Friend since 2017
Darrell McCorquodale - (346) 241-3274, darrell.mccorquodale@wellsfargo.com
At Wells Fargo, we're committed to the success of your healthcare company. We take the time to understand your business needs and goals and focus on building strong, long-term relationships so that we can support your business now and for years to come. Your healthcare relationship team brings creative ideas, insights, and strategies to help your business grow, run more efficiently, and reduce expenses and risk. We connect you to industry-specific specialists across Wells Fargo who can help you with lending, treasury services, including Wells Fargo Bank, NA deposits; corporate trust and custody services; retirement services; and a variety of other traditional banking products.

Xerox Business Solutions Southwestl - www.xbssouthwest.com - Friend since 2017
Jim Cantrell - (713) 329-9909, JCantrell@dahill.com 
Xerox Business Solutions Southwest (XBSS) provides affordable and scalable document management solutions to businesses, governments, and organizations across the nation. XBS Southwest with its headquarters in Texas, supplies clients with tailor-made solutions including copiers, printers, production systems, software solutions, services and complete document management. We pride ourselves in providing Xerox world class products and services. We do so in a uniquely flexible format to serve the individual needs of each and every customer with the highest level of accountability in managing customer relationships.


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.