The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
The mission of the OOA is to advocate for the osteopathic profession and to promote the health
and well-being of all Oklahomans.
The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association (OOA) was founded in 1900 as an affiliate of the American Osteopathic Association.
An Oklahoma Corporation and a true voluntary professional association, it continues to exist to promote the causes, purposes, and goals of the osteopathic profession in Oklahoma. It is a state organization OF physicians of osteopathic medicine (DOs), BY osteopathic physicians, and FOR osteopathic physicians. The OOA premise that the individual's interests are best served with a unified effort and support in an Association. Nearly all Oklahoma's 1,962 DOs, as well as 293 residents, 5 interns and 360 osteopathic medical students are members of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.
The OOA meets in annual session each spring during the Annual Convention. The 12-member Board of Trustees meets the first Thursday of each month at the Central Office in Oklahoma City.
The Department of Professional Affairs includes: Bureau on Awards; Bureau on Membership; Bureau on Physician Grievance; Physician’s Health and Recovery Committee; Bureau on Continuing Medical Education; Bureau on Constitution and Bylaws; Bureau on Postgraduate Education; and Bureau of New Physicians.
The Department of Public Affairs includes: Bureau on Information Technology; Bureau on Legislation; OOPAC Committee; Bureau on Public Awareness; and Health Policy Task Force.
The Department of Business Affairs includes: Bureau on Finance, Bureau on Member Services; Bureau on Convention; Bureau on Professional Liability Insurance; Bureau on Managed Care & Physician Reimbursement; Past Presidents’ Council; and District Presidents’ Council.
These Bureaus, Committees, and Councils meet several times during the year to handle any specific concerns, causes, issues and organizational matters.