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Enid physician elected Oklahoma Osteopathic Association president

Thursday, May 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association inducted C. Michael Ogle, DO, of Enid, Okla., as the 2015-2016 president on May 2 at its 115th Annual Convention at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Okla. 

Dr. Ogle is a board-certified internist and emergency physician. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. He did an osteopathic rotating internship at Northeast Community Hospital in Bedford, Texas, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, Okla. In addition to his duties as medical director for a number of entities, 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 adjunct clinical assistant professor of family 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 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.

Following an invocation by his father, John C. Ogle, DO, Dr. Ogle delivered his inaugural address to members of the association, family, friends, and special guests John W. Becher, DO, president-elect of the American Osteopathic Association; Kevin V. de Regnier, DO, FACOFP dist., president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians; and Ray E. Stowers, DO, FACOFP dist., treasurer and past president of the American Osteopathic Association.

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, or DOs, practice in 68 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties and in 144 Oklahoma communities. Oklahoma DOs practice in all areas of medicine from cardiology to sports medicine to radiology. DOs complete four years of medical training and continue their education in postgraduate internships and residencies. As complete physicians, DOs are 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. For more information about Oklahoma DOs, visit the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association’s website at www.okosteo.org.