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TEXAS MEDICINE


Texas Medicine (ISSN 0040-4470) is published monthly by the Texas Medical Association, 401 W. 15th St., Austin 78701. (800) 880-1300, (512) 370-1300


Copyright 2017 Texas Medical Association. Owned and issued monthly by the association. Publisher: Texas Medical Association


TMA Executive Vice President: Louis J. Goodman, PhD, Austin Vice President, Communications: Steve Levine


Editorial Staff


Editor: David Doolittle Managing Editor: Shari Henson Associate Editor: Joey Berlin Reporter: Sean Price


Clinical Articles Editor: Lynn M. Alperin Editorial Assistant: Debra Heater


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David N. Henkes, MD, San Antonio, Chair David C. Fleeger, MD, Austin, Vice Chair Gary W. Floyd, MD, Fort Worth, Secretary Sue S. Bornstein, MD, Dallas


Keith Bourgeois, MD, Houston G. Ray Callas, MD, Beaumont Diana L. Fite, MD, Houston


Richard W. Snyder II, MD, Dallas E. Linda Villarreal, MD, Edinburg


Carrie de Moor, MD, Frisco, Young Physician Member Justin M. Bishop, MD, Dallas, Resident Member Patrick Crowley, Fort Worth, Student Member Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, Edinburg, President Douglas W. Curran, MD, Athens, President-Elect Don R. Read, MD, Dallas, Immediate Past President Michelle A. Berger, MD, Austin, Secretary/Treasurer Susan M. Strate, MD, Wichita Falls, Speaker Arlo F. Weltge, MD, Houston, Vice Speaker


Texas Medicine Editorial Board


Owen E. Winsett, MD, Austin, Chair Chelsea I. Clinton, MD, San Antonio Christopher J. Garrison, MD, Austin John C. Jennings, MD, Odessa Roger S. Khetan, MD, Dallas Charlotte H. Smith, MD, Seattle Gary Ventolini, MD, Midland


Alexis A. Wiesenthal, MD, San Antonio


Mi Mickey Yang, MD, Austin, Resident Member Pranati Pillutla, Lubbock, Student Member


The articles published in Texas Medicine do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Texas Medical Association. Publication of an advertisement is not to be considered an endorsement or approval by the Texas Medical Association of the product or ser- vice involved. Periodicals Postage Paid at Austin, TX, and additional mailing offices.


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Texas Medicine Mission Statement Key Objective: To improve the health of all Texans by furthering dialogue and under- standing within the Texas Medical Associa- tion membership.


Critical Objectives: • To promote integrity in the practice of medicine among Texas physicians.


• To further the practice of medicine as the artful application of scientific knowl- edge in the health care of Texans.


• To ensure that Texas physicians are informed on political, legal, and admin- istrative activities that influence the practice of medicine through the publi- cation of timely, credible, and relevant articles.


• To encourage balanced debate on is- sues that affect health care in Texas.


• To enhance the character and reputa- tion of Texas physicians through the promotion of professionalism, advo- cacy, and service.


• To enhance the desirability of member- ship in the Texas Medical Association.


4 TEXAS MEDICINE November 2017


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