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Enid physician elected officer of American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees

Sunday, July 24, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
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OKLAHOMA CITY - C. Michael Ogle, DO, an osteopathic physician from Enid, Oklahoma, was elected to the position of third vice president of the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees July 24 during the AOA’s Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago.

“I am honored and humbled to have been selected by my peers to help lead the osteopathic profession as a trustee for the American Osteopathic Association,” Dr. Ogle said. “Osteopathic medicine faces boundless opportunities and challenges in our quickly changing health care environment.”

The mission of the AOA, a national association representing more than 123,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students, is to advance the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.

“The AOA Board of Trustees provides proactive, bold leadership for the osteopathic family, and I look forward to doing all I can to continue this progress,” Dr. Ogle said. “I’d like to thank my Oklahoma colleagues and the entire AOA House of Delegates.”

A past president of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association and trustee since 2006, Dr. Ogle is a board-certified internist, practicing emergency medicine. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (DO) from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. He then completed an osteopathic rotating internship at Northeast Community Hospital in Bedford, Texas, followed by an internal medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In addition to his duties as medical director at INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center, Dr. Ogle is president of Emergency Medical Services Inc. and CEO of Alacrity Healthcare LLC.

At the OSU Center for Health Sciences, he serves as director of OSU Physicians Rural Clinics and clinical assistant professor for the departments of rural health and internal medicine.

In 1991, he was named Oklahoma Osteopathic Association Rookie Physician of the Year, and in 2007, he was selected Rural Physician of the Year by the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma.

Dr. Ogle has served on the Oklahoma Board of Medico-Legal Investigation and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Medical Advisory Committee. He currently serves as a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

Osteopathic physicians, or DOs, practice in all areas of medicine from cardiology to family medicine to radiology. DOs complete four years of medical training and continue their education in postgraduate internships and residencies. DOs are complete physicians—able to prescribe medication and perform surgery.

In addition, DOs have added training in osteopathic manipulative medicine, a hands-on treatment tool they can use to diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. OMM can be used in conjunction with, and sometimes in place of, medication or surgery to restore mobility and function.

The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association serves more than 2,000 members, including practicing physicians, residents, interns, osteopathic medical students and retired physicians. Doctors of osteopathic medicine practice in 68 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties and in 147 Oklahoma communities. For more information about Oklahoma DOs, visit the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association’s website at www.okosteo.org.