While many osteopathic physicians engage in political advocacy, activism isn’t enough for some DOs. Spoiling for direct impact on government policy, a number of DOs themselves run for public office.
Thanks to an aggressive, yearlong advocacy campaign by the AOA and other healthcare organizations, many DOs participating in the Medicare program will enjoy a stronger bottom line in 2007.
To entice osteopathic medical students, interns and residents to study their profession’s past struggles and achievements, the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic History and Identity is conducting its third annual history essay competition.
The DO speaks with James Jackson, DO, a Muskegon Heights, Mich., family physician who recently co-founded the Muskegon County.
AOA President John A. Strosnider, DO, describes an up-to-date, accurate, unbiased, user-friendly source of online medical information for patients.
AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, previews the AOA’s 2008-10 strategic plan.
Since high-quality patient care depends on good communication, physicians need to pay attention to the uses and abuses of the telephone, writes Arnold Melnick, DO.