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Francisco Cigarroa, MD, stepped down as Chancellor of the UT System to again perform pediatric liver transplants at University Hospital. He joins an adult liver program ranked in the top 10 nationally for patient and graft survival rates.
The cycle of life begins with childish and ends with childlike—that’s what Mama said. Now that I am 73, I frequently encounter others who learned this point of view.
Patients like Julie Louviere give oncologists at Cancer Care Centers of South Texas (CCCST) motivation and inspiration.
The innovative San Antonio company partners with physicians to help patients reduce oxidative stress, manage glucose spikes and decrease fasting glucose levels.
Federal regulators are taking violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act very seriously. 
Medical practices face a variety of expenses. Most of these are paid by the practice, but some are paid by the physician or employees out of personal funds. The distinction of who pays the expenses makes a big difference in how they are treated at tax time.
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For most medical practices and healthcare systems, earned media (news coverage) is a key part of the overall marketing program. Whether you are a clinician or an administrator, at some point it’s likely that you will be tapped to speak with a reporter in a TV, radio or print interview to promote the organization. 
The physician-partner model at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Alamo Heights gives providers a voice on the board and a vested interest in the quality of their patients’ hospital experience.
The UT Medicine Urology physicians treat routine and complex conditions, from kidney stones to rare cancers.
One of the first pieces of advice I give my physician clients is to avoid being pound-foolish and penny-wise.
The South Texas Pediatric Congenital Heart Center at University Health System reimagines its congenital heart program with a family-centered approach and innovative new variable acuity rooms.
Many people avoid estate planning because they are too busy, do not think they are old enough to need it or simply find it uncomfortable to talk about death. Estate planning may not always take highest priority, but it is an essential part of your overall financial plan. Take the time to do your estate planning now to ensure your financial goals for you, your family and your practice are met both during and after your life.
When a practice of orthopedic surgeons turned to Lexicon Medical to grow their business, they were surprised at what happened.
In recent years, the federal government has placed greater emphasis on healthcare fraud enforcement, and this trend is expected to continue. While the focus had long been on large providers, such as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, the federal government in 2014 intensified its enforcement of fraud and abuse laws on physicians allegedly engaged in unlawful activity.
Dedicated to serving the primary care needs of San Antonio’s Southside community, the new, bilingual practice of Jorge Estrada, MD, is accepting patients ages 16 and older with Medicare, Medicaid and most other forms of insurance.
As I sat there signing off on tax returns for my physician clients, I smiled to see the beneficial results from the tax planning we started in April of last year. 
The injured come in all sizes, young and old. They include parents and children driving to church on a recent Sunday morning, a mother taking her daughters to dance lessons, and a father holding the hand of his children as they crossed a busy intersection.
Health care is about the patients. Physicians work for patients. Hospitals work for patients. Treatments are invented, tested and marketed for patients. Patients rely on their physicians and the healthcare system to provide expertise and guidance on which treatment is right for them. However, physicians don’t always know about all the latest treatments available through late-phase clinical trials. 
Drawing on the advanced skills of a multidisciplinary team of specialists, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center and CHRISTUS Transplant Institute provide comprehensive care to ensure patients in renal failure obtain the highest possible quality of life.