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


President's Message

by Randal A. Becker, MBA,CMPE

Happy and Healthy

The SAMGMA Education Conference is in full swing.  The last session is Thursday, February 18th at 11:00 am to 1:15 pm.  Please join us for great conversation and presentations!  Continuing education credits are available.  My compliments to the Education Committee Members for organizing and  assembling such a fantastic event!

On the practice front, the future of virtual visits and artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived on our doorstep.  Virtual visits and AI are transforming the industry.  Healthcare is adopting these technologies faster than most of the past technologies have been adopted.  Think about how long it took to adopt the EHR.   Businesses that respond quickly to virtual visits and AI are able to keep employees working by keeping their patients.

From HealthLeaders: “When it comes to developing competencies to prepare for value-based care, an overwhelming number of healthcare executives (81%) responding in a new HealthLeaders Intelligence Report say building their telehealth platform is their top priority.”

continue reading →

Call for Board Members

As we start 2021, the Board of Directors will start their search for new Board members to serve our organization.  Board members must be current with membership dues paid.  The continued success and longevity of SAMGMA depends on members volunteering their time to keep the organization viable.  


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

2021 began with association management services being moved from the Texas Medical Association to M3 Solutions.  Ms. Lisa Beard, M3 Solutions President, will be our new Texas MGMA Executive Director.  I have had several conversations with Lisa, and I am looking forward to her enthusiasm to improve Texas MGMA.  M3 Solutions manages 13 State MGMA Chapters, including Texas MGMA.

Texas MGMA now has a new website that includes an event calendar.  M3 Solutions provides a complimentary monthly webinar that all current members are welcome to register for educational opportunities.

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.  

As a reminder, Monica Estrada is the Texas MGMA Regional Director for the Central Region that includes San Antonio MGMA and Capital City MGMA (Austin).  Monica can be reached at


  More details about these meetings will be available at

March 23, 2021


Lunch Connection via Zoom

Topic TBA

Speaker TBA

March 25, 2021


Membership Meeting via Zoom

Topic TBA

Speaker TBA

March 30, 2021

All Day

National Doctor’s Day



April 27, 2021


Management 101 via Zoom

Topic HR

Elizabeth Grady, SHRM-CP

HR Director

Urology SA

May 13, 2021


Membership Meeting

Topic TBA


May 19-21, 2021

Texas MGMA

Annual Meeting

Various Topics



From the Membership Committee 
Tom Tidwell, CMPE

Several SAMGMA members have not renewed their 2021 membership.  Please remit your 2021 membership dues as soon as possible.  

New Member Welcome!  

Welcome new members:

  • April Hernandez – BMI of Texas (Active Member)
  • Scott Baily – Chris Mathis & Associates (Active Member)
  • Francisco Gonzaba – Gonzaba Medical Group (Active Member)
  • Travis Jones – Trust Bank (Affiliate II Member)

Member Renewal
Thank You! 

We appreciate the following member renewals for 2021:

  • Nora Saucedo – El Paso Pulmonary (Active Member)
  • Monica Estrada – ABCD Pediatrics (Active Member)
  • Tom Rosol – Henry Schein (Affiliate Member)


Michele Mitchell B.S. M.H.A.

Michele Mitchell has been in healthcare management for over 25 years.  After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Biology, she went on to get her Masters in Health Administration from Xavier University.  At this point, she decided to leave her hometown of Cincinnati and head east to Boston where she completed her administrative residency and was offered her first healthcare management position.  This position was to manage a hospital owned practice which was a trend Michele witnessed twice in her career, sometimes successfully, sometimes not.

Her second job in healthcare management was with a large hospital system in Northern New Jersey where she was a Director of an MSO (Management Services Organization) for the hospital managing several local physician practices.  After a few years there, she headed south to San Antonio with her young family to plant roots.  
Continue Reading >>>

Congratulations to Dagmar Lozano, LVN, CMPE for becoming the Practice Administrator at Family Medical Home.  She was previously with Gonzaba Medical Group. 

Please send your new job information to Tom Tidwell, CMPE at             

Sponsor Focus
Rosemary's Catering

Rosemary’s Catering is a proud partner of the San Antonio Medical Group Management Association and looks to continue its long legacy of local service to medical professionals and others across the community.

The RK Group is a family of specialized culinary and hospitality event service companies, which grew from its first and flagship company, Rosemary’s Catering.  Rosemary’s Catering began changing the event-dining landscape in Texas 75 years ago with fresh ingredients, innovative menus, and attention to detail in every appetizer, entree and dessert served. That tradition continues to this day, as does catering to clients’ every need with a commitment to exciting palates while exceeding expectations. 

Continue Reading >>>


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.

Thank you for subscribing.

Copyright © 2021 SAMGMA, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp