Skiatook Doctor Awarded for Outstanding and Distinguished Service by the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association presented Layne E. Subera, DO, FACOFP with the Outstanding and Distinguished Service Award on April 27, 2019 at its 119th Annual Convention at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

Dr. Subera received his medical degree in 1995 from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Following completion of his internship and residency at OSU Medical Center, he began his rural practice in Skiatook, OK in 1998.  It’s no surprise he was selected as the OOA’s Rookie Physician of the Year that year.

Since completing his post-graduate osteopathic education, this doctor is a 2010 graduate of the AOA Health Policy Fellowship program, and has earned his Public Health Policy Certificates from New York Institute of Technology and Ohio University, and a Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University - Chicago. He is also board-certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment with added qualifications in Pain Medicine.  Dr. Subera was president of the OOA from 2012-2013 and is a past president of the Oklahoma State Society of ACOFP.  Currently, he serves on the Commission of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, is a member of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Reform Task Force, and is a commissioner on the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse.  The OOA was honored to present Dr. Subera with the Outstanding and Distinguished Service Award. 

The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association serves more than 2,300 members, including practicing physicians, residents, interns, osteopathic medical students and retired physicians. Doctors of osteopathic medicine, or DOs, practice in 69 of the state’s 77 counties and in 147 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 (OMM), 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