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Nacogdoches is a small city situated in East Texas and the county seat of Nacogdoches County, Texas,United States. The 2016 U.S. Census recorded the city’s population to be 65,806. Nacogdoches is a sister city of the smaller Natchitoches, Louisiana, the third-largest city in the Southern Ark-La Tex. Nacogdoches is the home of Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas’ largest azalea garden.

San Augustine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2016 census, its population was 8,320. Its county seat is San Augustine.





Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches Co - Sponsor: Nacogdoches Medical Center Network.
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As you all know, there have been multiple outbreaks of Measles in the United States. So far there have been about 704 cases this year found in 22 states. Attached is the CDC website for additional information and resources on Measles.
http://www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/index.html

Also an email from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were sent to Physicians.

Measles is highly contagious and spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Healthcare professionals should be vigilant about measles—

• Ensure all patients are up to date on MMR vaccine.
• Consider measles in patients presenting with febrile rash illness and clinically compatible measles symptoms (cough, runny nose, and conjunctivitis). Patients exposed to measles while traveling for Passover could begin to develop symptoms between late April through mid May.
• Ask patients about recent travel internationally or to domestic venues frequented by international travelers, as well as a history of measles exposures in their communities.
Promptly isolate patients with suspected measles to avoid disease spread and immediately report the suspect measles case to the health department.
• Obtain specimens for testing from patients with suspected measles, including viral specimens for genotyping, which can help determine the source of the virus. Contact the local health department with questions about submitting specimens for testing.

Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 9 of 10 people around them will also become infected if they are not protected. The virus can cause serious health complications, such as pneumonia or encephalitis, and even death.

CDC continues to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated on schedule with the MMR vaccine. People 6 months and older should be protected with the vaccine before leaving on international trips.

We appreciate your help spreading this message. Please share this letter as needed among your community organizations. For additional information and resources on measles please visit the CDC’s measles website (https://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html) or contact your project officer.

Please share this freely with Urgent Cares, Emergency Rooms, and Clinics.

Thank You,

Dr. Modupe Sokunbi M.D., President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society

 

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Events


 


The Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society held a recent meeting at the Physician Dining Room at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. The Guest Speaker was Mr. Gary Stokes Interim CEO of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. The topic discussed was Desert Storm and Updates. Pictured are Dr. Modupe Sokunbi, President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society and Mr. Gary Stokes.
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Mr. Gary Stokes, Interim CEO of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital was the Guest Speaker at the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society Meeting on May 14, 2019. The Topic was Desert Storm and Updates. Pictured are members of the County Medical Society and Guests. Dr. Ahammed Hashim, Dr. Binusha Moitheennazima, Dr. Ryan Head, Dr. Ed Ferren and Mrs. Ferren, Dr. Ventura and Mrs. Ventura, Dr. Pokala, Mr. Gary Stokes, Dr. Modupe Sokunbi, Dr. Dolamu Sokunbi, Dr. Kavita Vyas, Dr. Shyam Vyas, Dr. Josephine Chua, Dr. Hibbar and Mrs. Hibbard, Dr. Mollott. Also in attendance but not pictured are: Dr. John Pack, Karen Gillespie, and Dr. Shanmugam Uthamalingam.


The Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society had their April meeting on April 9, 2019 at Clear Springs Restaurant. The speaker was Genevieve Davis, Associate Vice President Payment Advocacy Texas Medical Association. The topic was Billing Changes, Updates, and Reminders. Pictured are Dr. Modupe Sokunbi, M.D., President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society and Ms. Genevieve Davis.
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Pictured below are Members of the County Medical Society attending the Meeting.
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The Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society had their February Meeting on February 12, 2019 at Clear Springs. The Speaker was Dr. Tyrrel Grohman, a retired Radiologist who currently serves on the Board of Nacogdoches Independent School District. Dr. Grohman shared an update of Nacogdoches ISD where the motto is “We will educate and inspire everyone to achieve excellence.” Pictured are Dr. Modupe Sokunbi M.D., President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society and Dr. Tyrrel Grohman.
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The Medical Society honored retiring members at its recent meeting. Pictured from Left to Right are: Dr. Michael Mollot, M.D., Gastroenterologist who was recognized for 50 years of Experience and for Service and Dedication to the People of Nacogdoches and surrounding counties, and Dr. Modupe Sokunbi, M.D., President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society.


The Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society honored retiring member Dr. Morris Jackson, Radiologist, who was recognized for 36 years of Experience, Service, and Commitment to the people of Nacogdoches and surrounding counties. Pictured are Dr. Modupe Sokunbi, M.D., and Dr. Morris Jackson, M.D.
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Photos from the November 2018 meeting:
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Mr. Don Kent is a Senior Counsel for TMA Liability Trust with over 40 years experience in Trial Law. He has specialized in Medical Malpractice Defense and Toxic Torts. His spouse, Cynthia Stevens Kent is an Attorney specializing in Mediation. These two have a professional and personal story that every Physician and their spouses need to hear. Their presentations have been widely and repeatedly acclaimed and we are very privileged to host them. Due to the special nature of their talk, and the fact that they are thronged with questions after events, you and your spouse are invited to convene with us at 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Conference Center in the front of the hospital lobby on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. We will begin dining no later than 6:15 p.m. so that the Counselors Kent can promptly begin at 6:30.

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The Members of the County Medical Society participated in Labor Day Celebration on September 5 at Nacogdoches Medical Center.
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On the Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey a plaque was presented by Mr. Scott Brawley, Disaster Program Manager of the American Red Cross to the President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society Dr. Modupe Sokunbi for the Meritorious Service provided during the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Operation August – September 2017.
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TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program was featured at the 29th Annual Blueberry Festival held in Nacogdoches, Texas on June 9, 2018. The festival attracts more than 19,000 people to the Pineywoods every year. The Hard Hats for Little Heads Bicycle Helmet giveaway program was created to help reduce head injury among Texas children. Hard Hats for Little Heads is supported in 2018 with a TMA Foundation grant thanks to its Legacy of Caring Endowment and top donors—an anonymous physician and spouse, TMAF Make-A-Difference donors, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians---and generous unrestricted gifts from TMA and TMA Alliance members, and friends of medicine. This event was co-sponsored locally by Nacogdoches Medical Center Health Network and the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society. One hundred and eighty-five helmets were given away FREE at the NMC Health Network booth on June 9, 2018. Please enjoy some of the photographs taken at the even and some prior to the event. Thank you to all the Sponsors such as TMA, NMC Health Network, and the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society for this years community project. A big Thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work in educating the children and parents about the need for a properly fitted helmet. Thank you to the news organizations, KTRE, KETK, Daily Sentinel, Facebook, and Social Media. GET MOVING, STAY SAFE, AND ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET. Wishing you all a wonderful and safe Summer!
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Photographs from the May 8th Dinner and Fund Raising with Alliance at Mike and Kristy Randle's house.
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Group photograph taken at the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society on April 10th. Dr. Shyam Vyas, highly rated Psychiatrist was guest speaker. The topic was Happiness and Travelling. Pictured are: Dr. Dennis Coffman, Mrs. Alicia Coffman, Dr. John Polk, Mrs. Mary Polk, Mrs. Ruth Carroll, Dr. Modupe Sokunbi, Dr.Mollott, Karen Gillespie, Mrs. Debbie Polk, Dr. Aaron Polk Sr., Dr. Robert Carroll, Dr. Dolamu Sokunbi, Dr. Josephine Chua, Dr. Kavita Vyas, Mrs. Rama Pokala, Dr. Ahammed Hashim, Dr. Binusha Moitheennazima, Dr.Vijay Pokala, Dr. Kim McMorries, Mrs. Debbie McMorries, Mrs. Becky McMorries, Dr. Kyle McMorries, Dr. Ed Tanhui, and Dr. Shyam Vyas. Not Pictured: Dr. Arlis Hibbard.
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Dr. Shyam Vyas- Highly Rated Psychiatrist was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society that was held on April 10th at Nacogdoches Memorial Auxiliary Conference Center. The topic was Happiness and Travelling. It was an excellent presentation that reinforced close relationship with Family, Friends, and Social Interaction. Pictured are: Dr. Shyam Vyas and Dr. Modupe Sokunbi, President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society.
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Ms. Genevieve Davis, Associate Vice President of the TMA Payment Advocacy was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society that was held on March 20th at Nacogdoches Memorial Auxiliary Conference Center. The topic was Billing Changes, Updates and Reminders with CME with 1-hour Ethics. It was an excellent presentation with great turn out. Pictures are Ms. Genevieve Davis and Dr. Modupe Sokunbi, President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society.



TMA Winter Conference held in Austin in January. Pictured are Dr. Sokunbi and also Dr. Carlos Cardenas, M.D., President of the Texas Medical Association at the luncheon for the Presidents of the different County Medical Societies in Texas.
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For the month of January the members of Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society had their meeting at the Fredonia Hotel. Our Guest speaker was Mayor Shelley Brophy. The topic for our January 9, 2018 presentation and a brief biography follows. The topic is Integrative Health Coaching by Shelley Brophy, MA, CIHC. Shelley Brophy is also a DUKE Certified Integrative Health Coach practicing in East Texas. Additionally, she has a Master’s degree in counseling, is a trained and experienced grief counselor, a successful entrepreneur, and a classically trained chef having extensive experience with a variety of healthy diets including those addressing diabetes, allergies and food intolerances. In her spare time, Shelley enjoys serving her community, traveling when her schedule permits, and has been a hospice volunteer for over 20 years with special training for children and families, and patients dealing with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Pictured from left to right are Modupe Sokunbi, M.D., President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical County Society, and Mayor Shelley Brophy.



Dr. Sydney Kroll was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society that was held at Nacogdoches Medical Center on February 13, 2018. Dr. Sydney Kroll is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with Pineywoods Psychological Services. Her presentation was on “Why would I refer to a Clinical Psychologist.”
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Members of the County Medical Society at the February Meeting
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Ginger Stephens was the guest speaker at a recent joint meeting of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Alliance which was held at the Fredonia Hotel on November 14th. The program presented was on Opioid Epidemic. Ginger Stephens is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Pictured from Left to Right are Andrea Tate, Modupe Sokunbi, M.D., President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society, and Guest Speaker and Counselor, Ginger Stephens.
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The Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society honored retiring members Larry Walker, M.D. Dr. Walker was recognized for 44 years of service to the people of Nacogdoches County and surrounding counties. From left are Larry Walker, M.D., Modupe Sokunbi, M.D. President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society, and Mrs. Diane Walker.
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The Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical honored retiring members at its June 12th meeting. From Left are Mrs. Alicia Coffman, Modupe Sokunbi, M.D. President of Nacogdoches/San Augustine County Medical Society, Dennis Coffman, M.D. retiring member of Family Practice and Allergy. Dr. Coffman was recognized for forty three years of service and dedication to the people of Nacogdoches County and surrounding counties.
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The Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society recently welcomed new members at its June meeting. Pictured are Andrew Hurst, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon, Modupe Sokunbi, M.D. President of Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society, and Kristen Hurst, M.D. Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist.
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Scott Brawley (Right) Disaster Program Manager for the Deep East Territory, spoke recently to the members of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society about American Red Cross and their role in Disaster Management.
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Robert Ford, Emergency Manager for Nacogdoches City and Tara Triana the Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Coordinator, spoke recently at the meeting of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society about their response to Hurricane Harvey. They also discussed the emergency management during times of Natural Disasters, Manmade Disasters, and Natural Emergencies. Pictured from left are Robert Ford, Modupe Sokunbi, M.D., President of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society and Tara Triana.
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The Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society honored returning member Dr. Winston Bolinger, M.D. Dr. Bolinger was recognized for 41 years of service to the people of Nacogdoches and surrounding counties. Pictured from left to right are Camille Bolinger, Winston Bolinger, M.D., and Modupe Sokunbi, M.D.
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Pictured above is Dr. Winston Bolinger accepting his plaque at the recent meeting of the Nacogdoches San Augustine County Medical Society.

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Johnathan Polk, MD

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Modupe Sokunbi, MD, FAAP

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Kyle McMorries, MD

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