The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association or OOA sponsored the Doctor of the Day Program throughout the month of March at the Oklahoma State Capitol. This year, marks 41 years of commending outstanding osteopathic physicians at the State Capitol’s First Aid Station during the legislative session. The Doctor of the Day Program gives Osteopathic Physicians an opportunity to bring Osteopathic Medicine to the policy makers, as well as see their House and Senate members at work. During the Doctor of the Day program, physicians provide the crucial service of providing healthcare to various members of the legislature, as well as to legislative employees. The nominated physician will be available at the State Capitol Building from 9a.m. to 4p.m., but will also make time to advocate for important issues to physicians. Physicians are supported by a nurse, as well as a medical student from the OSU Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Oklahoma D.O.s have made this program a success!
On March 18, 2015, Dr. Lori Gore-Green, DO had the pleasure of serving as a 2015 Doctor of the Day and meeting with various House and Senate members, including Senator Mike Mazzei and Representative Pam Peterson.
The mission of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association or OOA is to advocate for the osteopathic profession and to promote the health and well-being of all Oklahomans. This medical association was founded in 1900 and acted as an affiliate of the American Osteopathic Association.
Since its initially founding at the turn of the century, the OOA continues to popularize the stated causes, and objectives of the osteopathic profession as a whole throughout Oklahoma.This state organization is composed of physicians who practice osteopathic medicine. The OOA, as a collective, believes that the individual is best served with the focused support of an Association. Nearly all of Oklahoma’s medical professionals who specialize in Osteopathic medicine are also members of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.