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Tulsa Doctor Awarded for Outstanding and Distinguished Service

Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Tulsa Doctor Awarded for Outstanding and Distinguished Service

 OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association presented Joseph R. Johnson, DO, FACOOG dist. with the Outstanding and Distinguished Service Award on April 28 at its 118th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This award honors a physician who has significantly contributed to improving the community and promoting osteopathic medicine.

 Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from the University Of Health Sciences College Of Medicine, now called KCUMB, in Kansas City, Missouri.  He did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Riverview Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. In 2006, Dr. Johnson accepted a position at Oklahoma State University where he became chair and residency director of the OB/GYN department. He had the distinct privilege of becoming an endowed chair with the George Kaiser Foundation in OB/GYN. He is now an Associate Dean and the CMO of Project Echo for the University.

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.