New! UT Health Shares Stories with HLSA: Read about their new partnership with the SA Spurs

Our friends at UT Health have kindly agreed to share the latest stories and articles from their own newsletter to aid us in our ongoing efforts to bring additional value to our HLSA members. We hope, in our own small way, to help them reach even more readers in the healthcare and general business communities. That being said, please take a moment to read the story below about their new sports medicine partnership with the San Antonio Spurs. It does seem like a natural. #uthealth #spurs #sportsmedicine #partnership

UT Health: Partnership with SA Spurs a Slam Dunk

The San Antonio Spurs announced a multi-year partnership with UT Health San Antonio in a joint effort to pursue innovations in human performance and improve the health of the greater San Antonio community.

With this agreement, the Spurs have named UT Health San Antonio as their official sports medicine partner with Guy Nicolette, MD, as the new lead sports medicine physician. This thoughtfully designed partnership is built on the principles of research, medical and public health education, and will feature community health programming across the city.

Read the full article here.


Shots for Soldiers

HLSA is helping our friends at the San Antonio chapter of the Free Market Medical Association raise awareness of a new program called Shots for Soldiers. The program will help make available to veterans a patent-pending new therapy, developed by a small, eponymous Kansas-based non-profit. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints and is effective in pain management. The current need is for volunteer physicians to administer the program. Please read the flyer below for complete details and if you an interested physician, or know a physician who might be, please share this post. You can email Shankar Poncelet at [email protected].



Thank You MeadowLawn!

Our first event for 2023 was made very special by our new sponsor, MeadowLawn. More than a funeral home, MeadowLawn is a cemetery and a crematory, and offers a broad range of pre-planning services for families, and their pets. And it is family owned and operated for a more personalized approach to services in a time of grief. And they are availeble by phone 24/7 at 210-661-3991 Please take a moment to learn more about MeadowLawn by watching the video below.

A Wonderful Wine Raffle at Our December Mixer!

As some of you may already know, our good friend Roberta Kidder of SpinSys is a very accomplished expert on fine wines and Scotch whiskies. At our December 8th mixer, Roberta very graciously provided four outstanding, yet reasonably priced, wines as raffle prizes and offered the audience a unique profile on each wine as tickets were drawn. These were too good not to share, so we’re including Roberta’s notes here so you can look for these labels too.

Toad Hollow Chardonnay – From Healdsburg, CA Family Owned since 1994 by two retired businessmen referred to as the Toad and the Badger Unoaked Chardonnay – Ages in steel tanks for 5 months You will taste lemon custard, Fuji apple and crème brulée Awards from Wine spectator, Wine enthusiast – herald as the perfect balance of quality for price.

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Claret – From Geyserville, CA Famous Director Blended Varietal Bordeaux Style of Wine (similar to Meritage) Strong Aroma of clove, wood char, plum, pepper and Cocoa.

Cigar Box From South America – Argentina—Lujan de Cuyo region Founded in 2011 Grapes are grown in the high altitude beside the Andes Mt range in dry / hot climate Concentrated flavor with a deep red/purple hue Grapes are hand picked Aromatics of tobacco, brown sugar, spice, and cherry – best served with charbroiled meat / game like bison and venison or fatty salmon.

Bocelli – From Toscana Italy (Central region) 100+ years of wine making Famous Italian Tenor – Andrea Bocelli Critically acclaimed Sangiovese Varietal is indigenous to Italy and grapes will adapt to varied environments High level flavor – Mouthwatering acidity, less tannins Leather, clay, tomato, smoke, tobacco with cherry and strawberry Great with Pizza or fatty foods Helps to decant and allow aeration.

Thanks again Roberta for making December a very special event!

A is for Annoying- A Sales Professional’s Primer

Donna Winrich, a friend of the HLSA community, has written a wonderfully wry little book titled A is for Annoying, A Sales Professional’s Primer. Donna’s career in sales and marketing has included consulting with Arthur Anderson and Accenture to banking services with NationsBank/Bank of America to leadership development with the Center for Creative Leadership. Her book, a brief tome perfect for gift-giving, is replete with real-life wisdom, gleaned from her years in the field, punctuated by good natured humor.

You can purchase A is for Annoying on Amazon.

You can also follow A is for Annoying on Linkedin

Stephan Porter Announces Launch of New Military Chamber of Commerce

Recently our good friend Stephan Porter took time to tell us about his mission to help veterans, active-duty personnel and their families with a new Military Chamber of Commerce scheduled to launch in July of this year. One major focus of the project will be to address the problems of veteran and military suicide, which is tragically on the rise in the United States.

Please take a moment to view this important message from Stephan and share it with others. You can find more information on the web and Linkedin at:

or call (830) 742-9500



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