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Welcome to the profession, osteopathic medical students!

In recognition of Student Welcome Week, view a video welcoming osteopathic medical students to our growing profession. 

AOA Staff

08.14.20

The DO

DO from Netflix’s Lenox Hill discusses practicing medicine on camera

The show, currently available for streaming, follows the professional (and often personal) lives of four New York City physicians in a major hospital.

The DO

08.14.20

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Research finds women often overprescribed opioids after childbirth

CHICAGO—August 12, 2020—Excessive opioid prescriptions following childbirth may lead to higher rates of addiction within communities, according to a new report in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A significant correlation exists between the number of pills supplied and the continued use or abuse of opioids. Currently, no national guidelines exist for physicians who … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.12.20

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The AOA strongly supports the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

Statement attributable to AOA President Thomas L. Ely, DO: “Physicians in the United States have the highest rate of suicide among all professions. Despite this tragic fact, the doctors that care for our nation face hurdles accessing the health care they need to sustain their mental health. COVID-19 exacerbated problems that have long plagued the … Read More

AOA Staff

08.11.20

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AOA responds to opioid crisis by offering clinical practice pathway for AOA Addiction Medicine certification

Eligible DOs can obtain the certification after spending 1,000 practice hours on Addiction Medicine over a two-year period.

AOA Staff

08.05.20

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Key points of CMS’ Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for 2021

On Aug. 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule and supporting fact sheet that announces and solicits public comments on proposed policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, on or after Jan. 1, 2021. It is worth noting … Read More

AOA Staff

08.04.20

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