• MARCH 3, 2022
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    WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! BCBSTX Notice – Direct Agreement

    WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! BCBSTX Notice – Direct Agreement

    Attention BCBSTX Patients: Southwest Surgical Associates is directly contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas therefore NOT affected by the contracting negotiations of Memorial Hermann.  Additionally, our physicians have privileges at the majority of the Houston-area non-Memorial Hermann facilities in order to continue to offer you the best care. Same week appointments are available:

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    • OCTOBER 13, 2021
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    Risks of Skipping Mammograms

    Risks of Skipping Mammograms

    COVID-19 certainly disrupted the screening cycle, according to the American Medical Association nearly 51% of patients have skipped preventative medical care during the past year. And while a short-term delay may have little to no effect on a patient’s diagnosis and course of the disease, there’s worry that longer delays may lead to a later-stage

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    • MARCH 10, 2021
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    Providing Better Health Through Surgical Excellence

    Providing Better Health Through Surgical Excellence

    First we would like to thank you for being a patient of Southwest Surgical Associates!   Southwest Surgical Associates wants to discuss with BCBSTX rate increases but needs your help. Our costs going up annually for staffing, rent, supplies, and equipment. BCBSTX pays physicians in the Houston market well below the national average. Southwest Surgical

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    • NOVEMBER 15, 2019
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    Notice to Patients of Dr. Murtaza Shakir:

    Notice to Patients of Dr. Murtaza Shakir:

    Regretfully, Dr. Shakir’s last day with Southwest Surgical Associates will be Friday November 22, 2019. You may continue your surgical care with Dr. Shakir at his new practice or you may select another Southwest Surgical Associates physician for your future surgical needs.  A list of Southwest Surgical Associates physicians along with their bios can be

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