Dallas County Medical Society is pleased to offer DCMS Circle of Friends, a resource to assist member physicians in making valuable business decisions for their practices. DCMS Circle of Friends consists of medical-related businesses that serve Dallas-area physicians. These companies pay an annual fee to participate in this service. 

Companies participating in the program will be designated by the DCMS Circle of Friends logo on their advertisements for the year they are participating. If, as a DCMS member physician, you'd like to recommend a company join or have comments about companies in this program, contact Lindsey Dawson, DCMS business development manager, at 214-413-1456 or email lindsey@dallas-cms.org. For details on joining, click here.   

Legacy Participants:

TMA Insurance Trust (TMAIT) 

Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) 
Exclusive Malpractice Carrier

Gold Participants:

Boyd, Shackelford, Barnett & Dixon, LLC
Member since August 2019
Frost Bank
Member since May 2013

Genesis Physicians Group
Member since May 2016

Shaw & Associates
Member since April 2010
Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC
Member since June 2019

Silver Participants:

Envision Imaging
Member since January 2013

Member since March 2019
Medical Billing Unlimited
Member since March 2019

Medical Space Advisors 
Member since June 2016

Nexus Practice Solutions
Member since August 2018
Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center
Member since February 2011
Synergy MSO
Member since October 2018
Texas Drug Card
Member since August 2013

 TMA Insurance Trust     |     Texas Medical Liability Trust


TMAIT offers medical, life, income protection, office overhead, and ancillary insurance to TMA member physicians and their group managers. We work with you online, on the phone, or in person to determine the right plan to meet your current career needs. 

That's coverage you can count on. TMA Insurance Trust is also an official "DCMS Endorsed Vendor" and long-time partner with DCMS providing valuable services to assist physicians in their practices.

For more information, contact:
James Prescott / John Isgitt

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Texas Medical Liability Trust is a physician-owned health care liability claim trust providing malpractice insurance products to the physicians of Texas. Currently, we protect more than 17,000 physicians in all specialties who practice in all areas of the state. TMLT is endorsed by the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and the Dallas County Medical Society. TMLT is the exclusive malpractice carrier endorsed by DCMS.

TMLT benefits include:
  • Personal, responsible service provided by experienced insurance professionals
  • Both forms of medical liability insurance — occurrence and claims-made 
  • Quarterly payment plan 
  • TMLT Service Center available 24 hours a day 
  • Continued education of loss prevention and risk management 
  • Emphasis on policyholder service, not profit motivation 
  • Owned by Texas physicians and operated exclusively for Texas physicians 
To apply to TMLT, call 800-580-8658 or visit their website at www.tmlt.org. TMLT is an official "DCMS Endorsed Vendor" and is a long time partner with DCMS providing valuable services to assist physicians in their practice.

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 Boyd, Shackelford, Barnett & Dixon, LLC  Frost Bank  Genesis Physicians Group
 Shaw & Associates  Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC  


Boyd, Shackelford, Barnett & Dixon, LLC (BSBD), is a commercial insurance agency, based in North Texas, specializing in providing physicians with a broad spectrum of commercial insurance policies. These products include but are not limited to: 

  • Business Owners Policy
  • Property
  • General Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Business Auto
  • Umbrella
  • Crime
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Fiduciary Liability
BSBD takes pride in providing expertise and market access for healthcare professionals. Whether you have 5 or 50 physicians, we can help!   

For more information or quotes please contact: 
Casey Williams 
972-905-0170 Direct Line
512-947-8196 Cell


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Since 1868, Frost Bank has helped businesses of all sizes with their financial needs. When it comes to banking, we mean business. Whether you're just starting out or one of the Fortune 500, we've got the banking products that will set you up for long-term success. We're here to help you make the best decisions possible about your business banking, investments and insurance.

Contact Garrett Bird at 214-515-4690 or by email at garrett.bird@frostbank.com to learn more about our services for the healthcare industry.

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Founded in 1986, Genesis Physicians Group is North Texas’ largest independent physician association (IPA), supporting more than 1,400 primary and specialty care physicians throughout DFW. Genesis values its members’ autonomy and believes in supporting their ability to provide high-quality care while maintaining a profitable private practice. Physician-owned and physician-run, Genesis provides NCQA-accredited credentialing and re-credentialing services with 21 payers, group purchasing savings, practice education, performance improvement opportunities, and value-based ACO contracting. 

Please visit www.genesisdocs.org for more info.

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Shaw & Associates
offers full-service legal representation and guidance for every aspect of physicians’ professional and private lives, from medical malpractice defense, professional liability and practice management policies, to guidance on personal and family matters. 

Diane Shaw and the attorneys affiliated with Shaw & Associates bring more than 60 years of combined legal experience in:
  • Medical Malpractice and Insurance Defense
  • Healthcare Professional Liability Issues
  • Practice Management and Contract Guidance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Administrative and Government Law
  • General Commercial and Anti-Trust Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Family Law, Bankruptcy and EPA
  • Social Security Disability

To learn more about Shaw & Associates, please call 214-217-8357 or visit www.dkshaw.com.

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Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC, is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging services with 30 facilities in North Texas. The Touchstone philosophy is to bring together state-of-the-art equipment, the most qualified radiologists, and superior customer service for the patients and physicians in the communities we serve. Since its founding in 1991, Touchstone is dedicated to providing a wide range of radiology services in a comfortable, service-oriented, outpatient environment. We work with leading radiologists to provide you with the highest quality care for the most accurate results. Our sub-specialized radiologists have additional training and experience for your individual imaging needs. Let Touchstone assist you in providing the most accurate diagnosis for your patient. 

Todd Tanner, Director of Marketing 
Tel: (682) 701-3247 
Fax: (972) 646-6393 
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Envision Imaging FairLease Medical Billing Unlimited
Medical Space Advisors Nexus Practice Solutions Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center
Synergy MSO Texas Drug Card  


Envision Imaging
is revolutionizing diagnostic imaging by providing unmistakable quality and spectacular service to both patients and physicians on all MRI, MRA, CAT scan, CTA, Ultrasounds, X-ray, Bone Density, Arthrogram and Myelograms.

When seeking a diagnosis for an illness or injury, you want trained professionals with the latest in equipment and technology. At Envision Imaging, our state-of-the art 3T, 1.5T, .7T High-field Open MRI Scanners allow patients to relax knowing there is ample room with a generous weight limit. Our Computer Tomography (CT) Scan technology offers up to 128 Slice CT, providing the fastest and highest resolution imaging available anywhere.

Referring physicians can feel comfortable knowing they will receive complete, comprehensive and accurate reports, on time from our board-certified, on-site radiologist. Envision Imaging also offers customized protocols with specialty reads. STAT reads and call reports are available to physicians upon request. Our knowledgeable staff provides patients and physicians confidence in their healthcare choice. 

Patients can expect quality service at an affordable price including: flexible hours with evening and weekend appointments, competitive outpatient vs. hospital pricing, acceptance of all insurance plans, affordable cash rates, and payment plans to fit their needs.

With 9 locations in the metroplex, Envision Imaging can take care of all your diagnostic needs. We are located in Allen, Frisco, Plano, Dallas, South Dallas, Mansfield, Ft. Worth, Las Colinas and Keller.

Visit our website today at www.envisionimg.com to locate a center near you.

Because you have a choice in healthcare, choose Envision Imaging!

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Looking at a new Car, Truck, or SUV but hate the thought of the 3-4 hour “Dealership Ordeal” that car dealers subject us to?

At FairLease Medical Leasing, we believe a fair deal means giving you the information and the power to make the right choices, both about the car and the financing of that car. No tricks. No fuzzy math. No shenanigans. If you dread what we call “showroom combat,” you’ll be pleasantly surprised by your experience with us.

At FairLease Medical Leasing we understand your time is important. We will take the information over the phone in one phone call. After we have located the exact vehicle and negotiated the price with the dealership on your behalf, we will customize the lease to your driving habits and lifestyle. We will then call you back with the details of the lease. No games, no hassles, and no high pressure! 

The car is delivered to your home or office, most times within 24-48 hours from the 1st phone call. 

Best of all? We SAVE YOU MONEY! 

Call Terry Hill at 214-818-3236 or cell 972-977-1222. He has been serving Texas Physicians automotive needs for over 20 years! 

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Medical Billing Unlimited's mission is to be an integral part of our clients’ practices by establishing a solid partnership that, together, will create a successful business venture. Our absolute focus has been to strive for excellence in the industry; allowing our clients freedom from the financial stress of billing and collecting. MBU has been built on dedication, integrity, loyalty, and truth; principles that still hold true today.

Our mission statement continues to pave the way in our everyday business and define the goals of our long-term business plan. By becoming an integral extension to our clients’ practices, we establish ourselves as experts in our industry, providing them with knowledge, education, and support needed for mutual success.

Joshua Santillan
Chief Operations Officer
Email: josh@mbuinc.com
Office:  1-214-932-3013
Mobile: 1-915-373-3758
Visit us at: www.mbuinc.com

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Medical Space Advisors exclusively helps physicians with their real estate needs when they want to open a new location. We also help many clients strategically negotiate the renewal of their lease. Our services include demographic and competition analysis, market research, negotiations and overall project management. There is no cost to you for our services as we are paid a standard commission by the building owner and we exclusively represent your interests in the process.  
We help our clients:

  • Lease space for a new location
  • Buy an office building or office condominium
  • Strategically negotiate a lease renewal
For more information, visit our website at www.medicalspaceadvisors.com.

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Nexus Practice Solutions helps physicians thrive in the ever-changing health care environment. We understand there is no single solution or one-time fix for addressing the challenges physician groups face. For that reason, our approach varies from client to client to address both the issues and opportunities facing your unique organization.  With our expertise in revenue cycle management, clinical and business operations, and coding and compliance, we have what’s needed to help your organization optimize revenue, reduce operational costs and minimize audit risk.

When you choose to work with Nexus Practice Solutions, you gain a strategic business partner that will work with you to take your practice in the direction YOU choose, allowing you to devote more of your time to patient care and quality outcomes.

For more information, visit www.nexuspracticesolutions.com or contact Emily Herlihy at 214-296-9249 x701 or eherlihy@nexuspracticesolutions.com
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For over 25 years, Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center (SWDIC) has offered unsurpassed patient care and provided the highest standards of imaging quality in Dallas, Texas. We are proud of our accomplishments, and we could not have achieved this milestone without the trust and confidence of the healthcare community.

SWDIC is a full-service outpatient imaging center. We offer board-certified radiologists, highly trained technologists, state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology. SWDIC is also certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in 6 modalities of medical imaging. 

SWDIC offers the following modalities:
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Diagnostic Radiology (X-ray)
  • Bone Density (DEXA)
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT)
To learn more about SWDIC, please call Greg Ritchey at 214-345-4969 or visit www.swdic.com.

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Synergy MSO
is passionate about physician optimization and quality. Our focus is not only the daily operations of patient care and practice quality control but also the people behind the entity that makes each and every practice unique. Our goal is to bring enhancements to existing practices and implementation of the vision for new physician owners. Synergy MSO studies each of our partnered providers to invite best practices to every department whether it is in a clinic setting or administrative role. The core services offered by our organization, but not limited to are listed below. 

  • Healthcare Consulting Services
  • New Practice Set Up
  • Practice Operation Assessment Services 
  • Practice Management Services 
  • Business Development/Marketing Services
  • Ancillary Services
  • Staff/Provider Recruitment Services
  • Revenue Cycle Management (Billing and Collections)
  • Credentialing Services 
  • On-site Chaplain Services (Patient/Staff/Provider)

To learn more about Synergy MSO please visit our website at: www.SynergyMSO.org or contact our office at 214-550-1469 option 1 or email: Info@SynergyMSO.org

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“Texas’ FREE discount prescription assistance program”

Texas Drug Card is a FREE statewide prescription assistance program that provides the residents of Texas with discount prescription drug cards. Texas Drug Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Texas afford their prescription medications. The program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA), and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-covered drugs. This includes people enrolled in Medicare Part D.

Free cards can be printed online at www.texasdrugcard.com or contact Jim Norris at jnorris@texasdrugcard.com for FREE hard cards.

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