Columbus District 6
About the Columbus Academy
This professional society of osteopathic physicians has represented central Ohio DOs for more than 60 years. Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) members deliver healthcare to Ohioans in a 19-county area from Upper Sandusky to Portsmouth. As the largest local affiliate of the Ohio Osteopathic Association, COA is the only local osteopathic entity in this area. This distinction strengthens our commitment to promote the osteopathic profession at every level from osteopathic medical student to resident to practicing physician.
The COA covers the following counties: Ashland, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Union, and Wyandot.
Cheryl Markino, Executive Director
Columbus Osteopathic Association
53 W. Third Avenue
PO Box 8130
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 421-5990 - phone
(614) 294-0457 - fax
COA@ooanet.org • www.twitter.com/ColumbusDO
Ohio's favorite son, Robert S. Juhasz, DO, of Cleveland, was installed as the 118th president of the American Osteopathic Association, July 20, telling more than 600 members of the AOA House of Delegates, "I am so incredibly proud and humbled to be your AOA president at this historic time for our profession."
This decision clears the way for DO and MD granting medical schools, hospitals, and community health centers to develop a single standard for residency program training. Graduating students from DO or MD schools can now become board-eligible, practicing physicians in the United States through a single accrediting system.
The best opportunity in decades to permanently repeal Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula was within Congress' reach, and they let it slip away by opting instead to patch a broken payment system.
The new services includes a free check up and report on IT infrastructure for all OOA members.
The OOA and other physician organizations continue to advocate for an educational approach to solving the problem, while the legislators, impatient with results to date, continue to press for penalties and more stringent laws to get the attention of the physician community.
The campaign includes 60- or 30-second radio commercials in all 88 Ohio counties over a 10-month period; targeted digital banners statewide to reach 150,000 Ohioans who are seeking health information on the internet; and an on-demand video about the OOA posted on the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) Always Go With A Pro landing page.
Guidelines Stress Reevaluation at 80 milligrams MED
As part of an ongoing effort to curb the misuse and abuse of prescription pain medications and unintentional overdoses, Gov. John R. Kasich announced the adoption of new opioid prescribing guidelines and launch of a new website for physicians.
The Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) honored two individuals with awards at its Annual Meeting, April 22, 2009, at Eddie Merlot's Restaurant in Columbus.
Not that Academy!
More than 60 DOs, osteopathic medical students, and their guests attended the annual Columbus Osteopathic Association (also called the Academy) Member Reception, held February 25, 2009, at the Arena Grand Movie Theatre in downtown Columbus.
Publication to be released in January 2009
COA Starts New Program Year with Celebration, Speaker
The Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) honored two individuals with awards at its Annual Meeting, April 22, 2008, at La Scala Italian Bistro in Dublin.
The Columbus Osteopathic Association will elect officers, hear an educational program, and honor two leaders of the profession at the Annual Meeting, April 22, 2008.
Central Ohio DOs Attend January and February Meetings
Academy Hosts Successful Meeting
Join us September 25
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COA physicians were well represented at the 109th Ohio Osteopathic Convention, June 21-24, 2007, at the Lodge at Sawmill Creek in Huron.