Gerad Troutman, MD, MBA, FACEP
TCEP President

Although my year is winding down, TCEP actions have only increased. Here are some of the key items we are continuing to work on. Dr. Theresa Tran, our lobbyists, and other TCEP members have been active in monitoring bills effecting our priorities for this session...

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Envision Service Partners
2019 Board of Directors Nominees

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Justin Fairless, MD, FACEP

Justin Fairless, MD, FACEP

Justin Hensley, MD, FACEP

Justin Hensley, MD, FACEP
Corpus Christi

Doug Jeffrey, MD, FACEP

Doug Jeffrey, MD, FACEP

Shane Jennings, MD, FACEP

Shane Jennings, MD, FACEP
San Antonio

Theresa Tran, MD, FACEP

Theresa Tran, MD, FACEP


Mohammed Hagahmed, MD

Mohammed Hagahmed, MD
San Antonio

Marcus Sims, MD

Marcus Sims, MD
Missouri City


Joseph Martin, MD – Texas Tech, El Paso

Joseph Martin, MD
Texas Tech HSC, El Paso

Lee Wood, MD

Lee Wood, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, Pearland


Lorelle Knight – San Antonio

Lorelle Knight
UTSA Long School of Medicine, San Antonio

Lindsey Wencel – El Paso

Lindsey Wencel
TTUSC, El Paso

Government Relations Committee


Theresa Tran, MD, MBA
TCEP Legislative Committee Chair

Welcome along on the 140-day marathon that is the 86th Texas Legislative Session. Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) was elected as the Speaker of the House and has since announced house committee assignments. This included new chairs for the Insurance and Public Health Committees. Most of the assignments reflect significant changes since the last session...

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US Acute Care Solutions

The best EM jobs in Texas are with US Acute Care Solutions! We offer full-time physicians an ownership opportunity, plus extensive benefits including 401(k). Search our available positions and locations to find your emergency medicine career with USACS at

Register For CONNECT TX Annual Meeting

Vidor E. Friedman, MD, FACEP and Gregory Henry, MD, FACEP


Great education, networking, and events.


Are You Ready for Changes to Opioid Prescribing in Texas?
By David Doolittle

In case you didn’t know, several changes to the state’s prescription process for certain controlled substances are taking place. Since September, the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) has been issuing new official prescription forms that include advanced security features designed to help deter fraud....

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Involuntary Psychiatric Admissions in Texas...YOU CAN’T DO THAT!


Kenneth Totz DO, JD, FACEP

The Fourth Amendment of The United States Constitution provides that people should be free in their persons from unreasonable searches and seizures. A seizure can be defined as the exercise of control over a person or thing. While the Fourth Amendment precludes unreasonable seizures, there are situations under which the law condones reasonable seizures of persons...

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The Lessons Patients Teach Us

By Lindsay Wencel
Project Coordinator | TCEP Medical Student Council
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
TTUHSC - El Paso

The young woman’s limbs were moving nonstop in sharp spastic jerks, seemingly entirely of their own accord. Her head lolled to the side and her eyes, while open, showed no sign of recognition. It seemed so unreal, like something out of a movie. As the doctor began his exam, it came out that this all began after the patient got a new prescription...

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American Society of Addiction Medicine

The 50th ASAM Annual Conference: Join the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in Orlando, FL April 4th thru the 7th for this premier Addiction Medicine conference covering best practices, science, and research in the field. Register today and save!

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Scumacher Clinical Partners

Looking for a new opportunity? Check out our full and part-time openings available throughout Texas and the surrounding states.

Click here to browse openings

ACEP Award Nominations Due March 1

Just a friendly reminder the nomination process for the ACEP awards is open.  Please submit your nominations by March 1.

Information for the 2019 ACEP Leadership & Excellence Awards is available on the ACEP website, and in the attached brochure. The nomination form may be submitted electronically or with the attached form.  The deadline for all nominations and material submission is March 1, 2019.

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If you are currently an ACEP councilor and DON’T want to run again for the October 2019 Scientific Session, please notify Diana Fite (

Creating an Identity

By Jonathan Brewer, MS-IV
Texas A&M College of Medicine ‘19

Looking back at the end of my fourth year of medical school, it is astounding to realize how my classmates and I have been shaped and molded from first year medical students struggling to cram basic sciences for hours on end to young physicians with a unique identity. But how did we develop these unique characteristics? What takes a general class of incoming medical students...

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Calendar of Events
Mar 5First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
Mar 23-25TCEP Connect 2019Austin, TX
Mar 25TCEP Legislative Day at CapitolAustin, TX
Mar 25TCEP Board of Directors meetingTMA building, Austin, TX
Apr 2First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
Apr 10Houston area residency visitHouston, TX
May 2Residency visit at JPSFt. Worth, TX
May 5-8ACEP Leadership & AdvocacyWashington, DC
May 7First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
May 17-18TexMED 2019Dallas, TX
Sep 13-14TMA Fall ConferenceBastrop
Oct 12Board meetingHouston, TX
Oct 27-30ACEP Scientific AssemblyDenver, CO
Dec 6-7TMA Advocacy RetreatAustin, TX

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