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SCMC Experiences Data Breach

Eldorado, Texas (May 24, 2024) – Schleicher County Medical Center and Schleicher County Family Clinic (SCMC) experienced a computer breach on March 13, 2024, that may have exposed information about hospital or clinic patients. The breach occurred as a result of a hacking incident affecting the email account of a single employee.  An audit of the email account subsequently revealed that some combination of patient name, date treated, and name of a test, medication or treatment ordered could have been viewed by an unauthorized third party.  “We take the privacy of our patients very seriously,” said Billie Carter, hospital administrator,

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Mike Ross, PA-C Leaves Schleicher County Family Clinic.

Eldorado, Texas (Jan. 17th, 2023) – Dear Patient,  This letter is to inform you that Mike Ross, PA-C will be leaving Schleicher County Family Clinic as of February 9th, 2023. We want to thank Mike for his service to our community and wish him well in his future endeavors.  Your records will continue to be maintained at Schleicher County Family Clinic.  You are a valued patient, and the staff will be happy to assist with any medical needs you may have now or in the future.  Please feel free to contact the clinic at 325-853-3137 when you need an appointment with one

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Telephone Scam Targets Medicare Beneficiaries

Eldorado, Texas (March 7, 2018) – Scam artists aware of federal plans to re-issue Medicare cards are calling seniors across the country to trick them into disclosing confidential financial information. This can lead to identify theft or unauthorized withdrawals from personal accounts. “We want to let everyone in the community know that the number of calls may increase with widespread publicity by Medicare that new cards are being issued,” said Paul Burke, administrator of Schleicher County Medical Center. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Social Security Administration WILL NOT call Medicare beneficiaries to update information before they

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Texas Health Steps Keeps Schleicher County Kids Healthy

Eldorado, Texas (February 14, 2018) – Parents with children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid and CHIPS can help to keep their family healthy through active participation in the Texas Health Steps program.  Texas Health Steps or “T-Steps” offers routine checkups for children from birth to age 20, and pays for all costs. “Health and wellness exams focus on prevention and early diagnosis,” said Monica Kessler, PA-C.  “Regular checkups help to keep our kids healthy,” she continued, “and can also help find health problems before they get worse and harder to treat.” The frequency and components of recommended T-Steps checkups vary by

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Road to a Healthier Heart is Just Steps Away

Eldorado, Texas (February 7, 2018) – Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S., with the risk of heart disease increasing with age.  However, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), the road to a healthier heart is just steps away. “Eight steps, that is, beginning with a visit to your physician to get a full picture of your health including the seven risk factors for heart disease – blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood sugar, diet, weight,  physical activity and tobacco use,” said Schleicher County Family Clinic physician, Selina Burt, D.O. “Baseline and annual

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