A publication from the San Antonio Chapter of the
Medical Group Management Association
Volume 2, Number 6


President's Message

by Alan D. Winkler, MHSA, FACMPE

There has never been a time in our careers when professional relationships have been more important than now.   Having spent the first 31 years of my career in Arkansas and the last 9 years here in San Antonio, I had developed a significant community of professional friends, contacts, and business associates.  If a problem arose, I always had someone with whom I could meet to talk through a problem … or someone who was willing to listen to me whine.  

When the pandemic arrived, most of that one-on-one contact ended.  Relationships became “virtual” and distant.  Even though we were facing daunting, first-time ever problems, we often were blazing the trail alone.  And it was challenging and exhausting.

We have a unique opportunity to reconnect now.  As our medical practices reopen and adjust to this new normal, we have access to a supportive network of professional friends and a unique opportunity to share our common experiences over the past fifteen months.  We have an opportunity to take those “learnings” and apply them to the benefit of our medical groups and for our own professional development.  

If you entered the pandemic as a strong leader, you emerged stronger.  If you stumbled along the way (and most of us did), you realized the importance of a professional network like MGMA.

So, let’s learn from one another, share with one another, and reconnect as we rebuild our professional network.  Join us at SAMGMA.  Prioritize attending events – virtual and in person – to strengthen your skill set, to rejuvenate your enthusiasm for this noble calling to care for others, and to broaden your network of friends.  By helping yourself, you will help others.  And there’s nothing better than that.

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Committees are on summer break and will return in August. 
Enjoy your summer fun.

SAMGMA 2021 – 2022 Board will be meeting June 19th for strategic planning. So many things to discuss! We will have the calendar and many other items coming our way after the meeting. Check out for updates regarding SAMGMA events.

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SAMGMA appreciates the support of our Corporate Sponsors, and we encourage our members to support them too

If you are considering a change in your current medical practice/group business associates, then consider reaching out to the appropriate Corporate Sponsor who may be able to assist you.  If you are looking for:

  • Help with managing HR functions, then please consider contacting Employer Flexible.  
  • Help with website design, then please contact Strottner Designs.
  • Accounting, practice revenue cycle and practice valuations, please consider contacting Sol Schwartz and Associates or  BKD CPA’s and Advisors
  • Banking help, contact Frost Bank or Bank of San Antonio.  
  • Medical supplies, then please consider contacting McKesson.  
  • A location to conduct a practice party or get together, then please contact Rosemary Catering and La Quinta – Medical Center.
  • Community involvement, encourage your physician(s) to join the Bexar County Medical Society and become active by volunteering for a Committee or assisting with Legislative Days.
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