BCM Family NewsLink, July 6, 2012

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College News

New clinic at Baylor

BCM is launching a new clinic for patients living with the autoimmune disease Sjögren's Syndrome. Located in the Lee and Joe Jamail Specialty Care Center on the McNair Campus, the Sjögren's Syndrome Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine will be held once a month. It will be led by Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder, professor of ophthalmology. Drs. David Corry and Tara Rizvi, both professors of medicine – immunology, allergy and rheumatology, as well as Dr. Charles Streckfus, professor at The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, will make up the team of doctors at the new clinic.

It will open July 20 and will see patients one day a month, with more days expected to be added as the need grows. For more information or to make an appointment, call 713-798-SJOG (7564) or e-mail sjogrensclinic@bcm.edu.

Update emergency info

With hurricane season here, it is important to have your contact info in the Emergency Notification System in the event of an emergency. Please review and update online. A test of the system is set for July 10.

Sports and camp physicals

Is your child heading off to summer camp or preparing for the next school year's extracurricular activities? Physician assistants are now offering sports physical exams with same-day appointments at Baylor's Quick Care Clinic on Kirby Drive.

Appointments can be made by calling 713-798-7700. The cost is $35. Insurance will not be billed for sports/camp related physicals as they are not a substitute for a well-child exam. Visit the Baylor Family Medicine Quick Care website for more information.

Join the BCM Komen Race Team

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be held in Houston Oct. 6. BCM is assembling a team for BCM faculty, staff, students and their family and friends. Go online to join the team.

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