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Enid Doctor Elected Oklahoma Osteopathic Association President

Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Enid Doctor Elected Oklahoma Osteopathic Association President

 OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association inducted Christopher A. Shearer, DO, FACOI as the 2018-2019 president on April 28 at its 118th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Shearer received his medical degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has diligently served on the OOA Board.  Specializing in Internal Medicine, he has been in practice for more than 20 years.  Dr. Shearer and his wife, Lori, live in Enid, Oklahoma. 

During his inaugural address, Dr. Shearer reinforced the convention’s “syngery” theme by calling on the association’s members to build on their past, collaborate with their fellow members, and help guide future talent in school and residency programs. Attracting and engaging young members will be a major focus as he serves as President of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association. Dr. Shearer’s speech was met with resounding applause and a standing ovation from members of the association, family, friends, and special guest William Mayo, DO, president-elect of the American Osteopathic Association.

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.