Columbus District 6
About the Columbus Osteopathic Association
This professional society of osteopathic physicians has represented central Ohio DOs for more than 60 years. Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) members deliver health care 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.
COA is governed by an Executive Council consisting of President, President-Elect, VP, Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past President, State Trustee (who represents the COA on the Ohio Osteopathic Association Board), and three Council Members who each serve a three-year term. Election is at the COA Annual Meeting. Medical students and residents serve on the Council by invitation.
The Council oversees the activities of the organization and strives to meet the mission of the organization. Per COA Bylaws, the mission is to exchange and disseminate information among members as to the improvements and advancements in the field of medicine and surgery; encourage mutual understanding and cooperation between members and agencies of the local, state and federal government dealing with health and welfare; support the growth and development of osteopathic schools of medicine, its organizations at national, state and local levels, its hospitals and colleges; and maintain and promote the highest moral and ethical standards in the practice of osteopathic medicine.
Each year, COA presents two awards to recognize individuals who have shown outstanding accomplishments in personal, scientific, community and professional affairs. Recipients promote the art and science of osteopathic medicine, embody the values of the profession through leadership and service to the public and the profession, and bring a sense of pride to the profession.
Physicians Are Eligible for Up to $1300 Reimbursement
Because MAT is an important component of the continuum of care for addiction treatment, the State of Ohio is encouraging more physicians and other prescribers to provide medication-assisted treatment through continuing medical education opportunities and reimbursable trainings. Read more to get information about a training site near you.
Profession Opposes Scope of Practice Bill
Event will be live in Athens with Videoconference to Dublin and Cleveland
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
Mark Your Calendar!
COA physicians were well represented at the 109th Ohio Osteopathic Convention, June 21-24, 2007, at the Lodge at Sawmill Creek in Huron.