The state’s most power physician advocacy group, the Texas Medical Association’s TEXPAC, today endorsed Republican Representative Sarah Davis in the March 1 Republican primary. “Rep. Davis is a leading voice for protecting the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship, and protecting patient access to life-saving care,” said Dr. Brad Holland, chair of TMA’s TEXPAC.
Austin – The state’s most power physician advocacy group, the Texas Medical Association’s TEXPAC, today endorsed Republican Representative Sarah Davis in the March 1 Republican primary.
“Rep. Davis is a leading voice for protecting the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship, and protecting patient access to life-saving care,” said Dr. Brad Holland, chair of TMA’s TEXPAC.
“Rep. Davis is a trusted voice on medical issues, with an outstanding record of accomplishment, including providing additional funding for trauma and safety net hospitals,” said Stewart. “Texas physicians strongly support her re-election.”
Sarah Davis was the lead House negotiator on health care issues in the state budget. She fought for increased funding for women’s health care, and improvements to our mental health system.
Davis has offered several bills to improve health outcomes during her three terms in the Texas House, including a “Healthy Mommies, Healthy Babies” legislative agenda that establishes a process to designate Centers of Excellence for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy and qualifying healthcare centers in Texas.
Davis is seeking to align the efforts and expertise of physicians practicing in the area of fetal care to serve the needs of mothers and infants. Texas will have a surgical center (most likely in the world-class Texas Medical Center) where mothers can be appropriately counseled and where decisions can be made regarding on-going prenatal and postnatal care with a goal to minimize maternal risk while maximizing neonatal and long-term outcomes for the affected baby.
Davis passed legislation that creates a sentinel site system to monitor the incidence, prevalence, and trends of emerging and neglected tropical diseases, like Ebola. This landmark legislation, the first in the country of its kind, will make available educational and informational materials concerning these types of deadly diseases so that medical providers are better equipped to diagnose, report, and treat.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the state’s most influential physicians’ group, and proud to represent a district with the most outstanding medical facilities in the state,” said Davis.
“As a breast cancer survivor, I know the importance of preventive medicine, access to high quality care, and protecting the doctor-patient relationship,” said Davis. “I will continue to be a champion for free market solutions in the health care field, and better access to life-saving care.”
Davis has been elected three times to represent District 134, each time with increasing margins in both the Republican primary and the general election. Her district is home to a great many medical professionals, and the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.