Russell Kridel MD quoted in Houston Business Journal on TMA launch of new physician services group

May 27th, 2013 Kirin

Dr. Russell Kridel was quoted in the May 23, 2013 issue of the Houston Business Journal about the recent launch by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) of the Physicians Services Organization for Patient Care.

In the article, Dr. Kridel stated, “The Physician Services Organization for Patient Care will provide services to help physicians navigate the changing health care delivery system. The best use of a physician’s time is in directly taking care of the patient one-on-one, not in dealing with red tape, reporting measures and compliance regulations.”

As the President of the Harris County Medical Society, Dr. Kridel helped lead the group to team up with the TMA Association as a key member of the new physician organization designed to provide doctors with the tools to perform better and more efficient patient care.  For example, one service of the Physicians Services Organization for Patient Care might help physicians comb through their data to identify chronically ill patients who need extra help to stay as healthy as possible and stay out of the hospital. Another might align primary care physicians and specialists to better coordinate the care they provide to their common patients.

Dr. Kridel was also featured in the Houston Business Journal earlier in 2013 to discuss ways to address the rising health care costs.

Check out Dr. Kridel’s blogs on topics relating to Facial Plastic Surgery and current health care issues:  Dr. Kridel on Health blog and Science and Your Health blog.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates


FPSA Congratulates Dr. Russell Kridel as he kicks off his term as the 112th President of the Harris County Medical Society

January 13th, 2013 Kirin

Russell Kridel, MD, FACS
President, Harris County Medical Society
Facial Plastic Surgeon

Effective January 1, Houston facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel has been installed as the President of the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) for 2013.

The HCMS is the largest county medical society in the nation, with more than 11,000 physician and medical student members. Its mission is to be the leading advocate for its member physicians, their patients and the community, in promoting the highest standards of ethical medical practice, access to quality medical care, medical education, research, and community health.

Dr. Kridel is also very active with the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and American Medical Association (AMA). He currently serves as president of the TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, consultant to the TMA Council of Legislation, member of TEXPAC Board of Directors, and HCMS Delegate to the TMA. He also serves as chair elect on the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, AMA Delegate representing his specialty, and on the Governing Council of the AMA Specialty and Service Society. He is a former president with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has won numerous prestigious awards for surgical excellence, including The F. Mark Rafaty Award, the highest honor from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Kridel’s presidency of the HCMS further demonstrates his passion for his profession and his patients, as well as his commitment to providing the highest standards of care.

Join all of us at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates in congratulating Dr. Kridel on this significant honor.

Check out the announcement in the Houston Business Journal. 

Dr. Kridel Supports the TMA Foundation’s Hard Hats for Little Heads

November 29th, 2012 Dr. Russell Kridel

Make a Child’s Holiday a Little Safer by giving a bike helmet.

Your donation of $25 or more to the TMA Foundation for the “Hard Hats for Little Heads” program, will make a difference in a child’s life.

Gifts made between now and Dec. 21 will go toward Hard Hats events in December.

For more information about the program and to make a donation click here

— Dr. Russell Kridel, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX

Dr. Kridel shares importance of Investing in Prevention

November 6th, 2012 Dr. Russell Kridel

We all need to invest in healthcare prevention

‘”Three old American sayings capture the interconnections among personal responsibility, preventive medicine, and health care costs. Consider ‘You are what you eat,’ and ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ and ‘A penny saved is a penny earned’.

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If we as individuals take better care of ourselves — if we as a society take better care of ourselves — we’ll be not only healthier but also wealthier in the long run. Every Texan needs to have more skin in the health care game, especially those who have too much skin and fat already. We can no longer blow smoke at proven ways to stop people from smoking and exposing others to their secondhand smoke. We need a shot in the arm to stop the spread of deadly, contagious diseases. A healthy and wealthy Texas depends on a sound health care system with robust medical care and effective public health components… All in all, a stitch in time does indeed save nine.”

Taken from TMA’s Healthy Vision 2020, Invest in Prevention, Section 5

Healthy Vision 2020 is the the roadmap for the Texas Medical Association initiatives through 2020.  If you would like a complete copy of Healthy Vision 2020 click here 

— Dr. Russell Kridel,  Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston, TX