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Don Read

President, Texas Medical Association

Don Read, MD, is president of the Texas Medical Association, He is a colon and rectal surgeon in Dallas, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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Nurses are not physicians

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) perform a vital, important function in our health care delivery system. However, they are not physicians, any more than I am a nurse. Texas is correct to keep its team-based care approach. It ensures patients receive care from each member of the patient care team, based on his or her knowledge, training and expertise.