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Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, Honored by Committee on Fellowship

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Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, of Lexington, Kentucky, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Dallas. The Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) Distinguished Service Award is presented to fellows who have distinguished themselves in contributions to osteopathic literature; development of osteopathic theories, methods or procedures; research; osteopathic education; service to the AAO; public relations; service to public health; or osteopathic medical economics and advocacy. Read more →

AAO Response Regarding Larry Nassar

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Osteopathic physicians are trained to utilize osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the care of their patients. OMT offers an effective and nonpharmacologic option to treat a wide range of conditions, from common musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back and neck pain, to improving outcomes for elderly hospitalized patients admitted for pneumonia. Read more →

Call for Research Proposals: Due Dec. 1

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The AAO’s Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) is seeking research applications involving health care outcomes in the practice of osteopathic medicine, with an emphasis on using osteopathic manipulative medicine or treatment (OMM/OMT) in patient care. Read more →

Scholar 7: A Guide to Research Development for the Osteopathic Profession

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Scholar 7 is a series of online modules that will help users develop research. Read more →

Lauren J. Leslie, DO, Named 2017 Resident of the Year

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Lauren J. (Hasler) Leslie, DO, of East Lansing, Michigan, was named the 2017 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 during its annual Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Read more →

Sugar Cane Cutters and Somatic Dysfunction

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In July, 24 students from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine traveled to the Dominican Republic to provide medical assistance to patients who spent their days working in sugar cane fields. Read more →

Osteopathic advocacy win: Local coverage determination respects OMT

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National Government Services (NGS) has announced that they will continue appropriately paying for OMT along with an office visit as part of the newly revised LCD! This excellent news was announced earlier this morning by Boyd R. Buser, DO, FACOFP, the American Osteopathic Association’s 2016-17 president. Read more →

Save OMT: Tell CMS to exclude OMT codes

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This is a crucial time for the future of OMT. Thousands of osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students recently spoke up in opposition to a local Medicare contractor coverage proposal that would create undue barriers for physicians treating patients through OMT. Read more →

Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP, Awarded A.T. Still Medallion of Honor

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Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP, of Pomona, California, received the highest honor that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) awards on March 19 during its Convocation in Orlando, Florida. Named the Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor, the award is given to AAO members who have exhibited an exceptional understanding and application of osteopathic principles and concepts Read more →