Dr. Kris Held


Kris Held, MD is an ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon from San Antonio Texas. She is the current President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. She is Co-chair of the Healthcare Advisory Council for Congressman Chip Roy. She served on the healthcare advisory team for Dr Ben Carson during his presidential run. Dr. Held is dedicated to putting the patient first, preserving the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship, and advancing the noble profession of medicine. Dr. Held is a physician and patient advocate for personalized, patient-centered, direct medical care. October 1, 2015, Dr. Held’s practice became completely third party free, including opting out of Medicare. Instead of entering into contractual agreements with mega 3rd party corporations and government agencies, Dr. Held chooses to serve her patients first and directly, with personal, confidential, state-of-the-art, affordable, accessible care. In 2018, Dr. Held received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners in San Antonio. Dr. Held has had numerous articles published and has spoken across the country regarding health policy and its effects on patients, physicians, and the practice of American medicine, advocating for the patient-physician relationship and against the government takeover of medicine.

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