Texas MedClinic receives Texas Medical Foundation Corporate Leadership Red Ribbon Award, Major Donor Award
March 5, 2019
San Antonio, TX – Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) recognized Texas MedClinic and its founder Dr. Bernard T. Swift, Jr., DO, MPH for continued leadership and support of the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA) philanthropic arm with the Corporate Leadership Red Ribbon Award and Major Donor Award at their winter conference in Austin, Texas in January.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Swift. “It is a privilege to be a part of one of the nation’s largest, oldest and most respected state medical societies that advocates policies that promote better health for all Texans,” said Swift.
Swift has been a TMA member for 30 years and has chaired multiple committees including the Workers Comp Committee and Socioeconomics Council. He currently is a Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS) delegate to the TMA.
“Organized medicine (the TMA) is the best vehicle for physicians to assert their priorities, ensuring the first consideration is supporting patient-centered legislation on both state and federal levels,” said Swift.
TMAF’s mission is to fund initiatives with the power to help physicians create a healthier future for all Texans, engaging in legislative, regulatory, and legal advocacy to improve the environment in which Texas physicians care for their patients.
Texas MedClinic is group practice specializing in urgent care and occupational medicine with multiple locations in the San Antonio, Austin, and New Braunfels area. Through their unique online check-in function, patients can choose their Texas MedClinic location, see how long it will take to see a provider and receive alerts via email, text or phone when the visit time nears.
Texas MedClinic was established in 1982 by Dr. Bernard T. Swift, Jr., as a group medical practice that specializes in urgent care and occupational medicine. Texas MedClinic has grown to 13 locations in San Antonio, two in New Braunfels, two in Austin, one in Round Rock and one in Bulverde/Spring Branch. Texas MedClinic is staffed with 82 medical providers including physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners and over 450 employees.
Not a primary care practice, Texas MedClinic is not intended to replace a patient’s primary care physician. The privately-owned clinics offer patients who have urgent medical problems an alternative to the long waiting times at hospital ER’s, the new free-standing emergency rooms, and traditional family doctor offices when appointment times may be filled.
TMA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is the philanthropic arm of TMA. It is the only philanthropy in Texas dedicated to the charitable concerns of all physicians. TMAF’s mission is to “fund initiatives with the power to help physicians create a healthier future for all Texans.” TMA projects funded by TMAF are selected on their ability to target urgent health needs affecting a large segment of the state’s residents with results that can be measured. Projects often involve public-private collaborations, which maximize the effectiveness of programs and enable efforts to be tailored to meet local needs.11