A publication from the San Antonio Chapter of the
Medical Group Management Association
Volume 2, Number 4


President's Message

by Randal A. Becker, MBA,CMPE


The first quarter of 2021 is over, and we are in the middle of April.  Make sure to review the practice KPI’s to see where your organization stands post COVID.  Speaking of post COVID, we are all in the midst of changing back to a more normal lifestyle.  For the May Membership meeting, an in person social event is being planned.  A social gathering with SAMGMA and HFMA is being explored and as this develops, we will send more information.   

April registration brings May education.  The Texas MGMA Annual Conference in Houston May 19-21, 2021 has great speakers, great presentations, and great breakout sessions.  Texas MGMA is ready for your registration now!  Check it out: 

Finally, recruit a friend or colleague to join SA MGMA.  A fantastic way to network, explore resources and gain your continuing education credits.   

To your success,

Randal A. Becker, MBA, CMPE

President, 2020-2021

MGMA San Antonio

Notice of Election of Officers and Call for Board Members


SAMGMA By-Laws state the Membership should be notified at least 60 days prior to the election of officers, which will occur at the May 13, 2021 SAMGMA Business and General Membership Meeting.  The SAMGMA Board of Directors started the search for expected vacant Board positions in December 2020.  The Board of Directors has received notification from those Members who are wanting to serve SAMGMA… see candidates below.  Board members association dues must be current.  The continued success and longevity of SAMGMA depends on members volunteering their time to keep the organization viable.  

Meet the candidates here:


Texas MGMA Update – Tom Tidwell, CMPE (Texas MGMA Board of Directors)

    Your Texas MGMA Board of Directors
    and the Texas MGMA Education      
    Committee are focused on providing
    you a great in-person conference
May 19-21, 2021 at the Westin Memorial City  (Houston), and we hope you will attend this conference for networking opportunities and
    educational sessions. 
Register for the Texas MGMA Annual Conference today at: 


  More details about these meetings will be available at
MANAGMENT 101 via Zoom:   April 27,2021    7:30-8:30am.
Topic: HR,  Speaker: Jessica Leal, Employer Flexible
MEMBERSHIP Meeting in person: May 13, 2021. 6:30 - 8:30pm Speaker and Topic TBA


Register for Management 101



From the Membership Committee 
Tom Tidwell, CMPE

From the Membership Committee – Tom Tidwell, CMPE

Welcome New Members!

  • John Freiler, M.D. (Active Member)
  • Olga Joukovski, M.D. (Active Member)
  • Matt Griswold (Affiliate Member)
  • Randy Hornsby (Affiliate Member)

Members Renewing their Membership for 2021

  • Nancy Sands (Active Member)
  • Tina Turnipseed (Active Member)
  • Tom Duran (Affiliate Member)
  • Kenan Fornez (Affiliate Member)
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Your SAMGMA Board of Directors would like to honor your loved ones who passed away from COVID.  Please send information about your loved one to Tom Tidwell, CMPE at

SAMGMA has supported Hope Hits Harder the past few years as the benefactor of our annual charity event.  On March 16, 2021, Tina Turnipseed, SAMGMA Past President, reported Jana Bounds, co-founder of Hope Hits Harder, passed away on March 2nd.  “All I can tell you is that she fought a good fight right up to the end. She fought that battle for 23 years with such grace; it was a lesson to all of those that knew her. She will be missed by so many people. There was a private service for her which was beautiful and fitting of her.  Hope Hits Harder will of course, continue their mission.”

The SAMGMA Board of Directors approved a $1,000 donation In Memory of Jana Bounds, and the donation was finalized this week.  Jana will be sorely missed.

Happy Retirement Sherry Dwyer!

Retirement after 45 years in the healthcare industry! The last 12 years were by far my favorite at BMI of Texas.  She enjoyed working with Dr. Seger and Dr. Duperier (founders), and they were on hand to share many happy memories.

Congratulations John Seybold
John Seybold, Employer Flexible, earned the designation of Senior Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resource Management.

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Please send your new job information to Tami Wissing, Association Manager             

Sponsor Focus
Strottner Sesigns

Strottner Designs is Good for Your Health


When Patrick Strottner began creating logos for paying clients back in 2002, he never imagined that Strottner Designs would one day become the “Go-To” Inbound Marketing firm for medical practices in San Antonio and the Hill Country.What began as logo and collateral material design quickly evolved into website design, then about 7 years ago, we added search engine optimization, social media management and other inbound services

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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.  As an example:

  • If you are looking for help with managing the HR function, then please consider contacting Employer Flexible.  
  • If you are looking for help with website design, then please contact Strottner Designs.
  • If you are looking for Accountants, then please consider contacting BKD CPA’s and Advisors or Sol Schwartz and Associates.  
  • If you are looking for a Bank, then contact Frost Bank or Bank of San Antonio.  
  • If you are looking for help with medical supplies, then please consider contacting McKesson.  
  • If you are looking for a location to conduct a practice party or get together, then please contact Rosemary Catering and La Quinta – Medical Center.
  • And always, encourage your physician(s) to join the Bexar County Medical Society and become active by volunteering for a Committee.
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