Dr. Manuel Quiñones, a family practice physician with HealthTexas Medical Group, has been honored by the Bexar County Medical Society with its Golden Aesculapias Award for a lifetime of distinguished service.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this award and to have my name among the giants of our medical community,” Dr. Quiñones said. “The award acknowledges ‘lifetime achievement,’ but I’m not even finished yet.”
In 1980, the Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS) established the Golden Aesculapius Award as its highest honor recognizing a lifetime of distinguished service by a BCMS member to its patients and the profession. This award is not given annually but only upon the occasion of nomination and confirmation of distinguished service. It is given to only one physician per year.
Eligible physicians are BCMS members who have provided a lifetime of distinguished service to the medical profession in Bexar County. In the past, the award has been given at the BCMS installation of officers’ events, but it can be given at any event agreed upon by the BCMS Board of Directors.
A San Antonio native, Dr. Quiñones has been practicing medicine for 35 years and is a past president of the Bexar County Medical Society. He was also recently named to the Texas Medical Board by Gov. Greg Abbott.