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About the Columbus Osteopathic Association

District 6

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.

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Contact Information: 

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

 

District News

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Approves $1.8+M to Support Healthy Aging in Central Ohio

Seven agencies will receive funding to support health and wellness programs, case management, and transportation services for vulnerable older adults in Franklin County.

Meet OOA President Geri Urse, DO

Dr. Urse, of Columbus, has been committed to serving and leading the osteopathic profession, as demonstrated through her active involvement in organized medicine.

Governor Signs Bill to Improve Community Health Planning

Gov. John Kasich signed legislation, June 28, to coordinate local health assessments and improvement plans. The new law (ORC 3701.981) requires tax-exempt hospitals and local health districts to submit their existing community health improvement plans to the state so they can be posted online beginning July 2017.

COA Presents Annual Awards

Read more about this year's winners.

Governor Signs Osteopathic Recognition Month Bill

Governor John Kasich signed HB 352, May 31, designating April as "Osteopathic Medicine Recognition Month, after the Senate unanimously passed the bill by a vote of 29-0, before adjourning until November.

OOA House to Consider 22 Resolutions

The Ohio a osteopathic Association House of Delegates meets April 22-23, during the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium at the Olumbus Hilton at Easton Town Center.

Ohio Issues Acute Pain Prescribing Guidelines

The new guidelines address short-term acute pain from injuries, or surgical and dental procedures that is expected to resolve within 12 weeks. Cynthia S. Kelley, DO, of Akron; Cleanne Cass, DO, of Dayton; and Mark N. Malinowski, DO, of Chillicothe, helped to write the guidelines, which specifically mention osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine as an alternative to opioids.

OOA Member Honored by Chinese Government

OOA Member William J. Burke, DO, has been recognized by a province in China for his work there in helping to improve the training of primary care physicians.

Two Columbus DOs Advocate for Abuse Deterrent Opioids

Both Urge Quick Passage of HB 248

The physicians joined two legislators at a Statehouse press conference to mandate insurance companies to pay for abuse deterrent versions of addictive pain medications.

COA Presents Awards, Holds Election at Annual Meeting

The Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) honored two individuals with awards at its Annual Meeting, April 22, 2009, at Eddie Merlot's Restaurant in Columbus.

Academy Reception Provides Food, Fun & Film

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.

COA Now Accepting Ads for Membership Directory

Publication to be released in January 2009

Kick-Off Meeting Set for September 24

COA Starts New Program Year with Celebration, Speaker

COA Presents Awards, Elects Council

The Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) honored two individuals with awards at its Annual Meeting, April 22, 2008, at La Scala Italian Bistro in Dublin.

Annual Meeting Set for April 22

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.

COA Hosts Successful Events

Central Ohio DOs Attend January and February Meetings

Columbus Docs Attend Kick-Off

Academy Hosts Successful Meeting

Columbus Docs in the Spotlight at State Convention

COA physicians were well represented at the 109th Ohio Osteopathic Convention, June 21-24, 2007, at the Lodge at Sawmill Creek in Huron.