Kentucky Osteopathic Medical association


100 Years of Unique Care

Osteopathic medicine is a unique form of American medical care that was developed in 1874 by Andrew Taylor Still, M.D. Dr. Still was dissatisfied with the effectiveness of 19th Century medicine. He believed that many of the medications of his day were useless or even harmful. Dr. Still was one of the first in his time to study the attributes of good health so that he could better understand the process of disease. (read more)

Osteopathic Physician


Kentucky DOs celebrate behavioral health advocacy win
Action from the osteopathic medical profession ensures DO psychiatrists are recognized as equal to their MD counterparts.
Read more here.

"Patients Need Our Help with Accountability" in Louisville Medicine by ACOFP member Dr. Brian Sosnin, an osteopathic family physician at Bluegrass Community Healthcare in Kentucky. Skip to page 10 to read the article.

Congratulations are in order for the First DO to be elected President of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure -
Randal Gibson, DO

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Scrutiny of Kentucky Managed Care Firms Urgent

Timely access to treatment is critical if the commonwealth wants to contain health-care costs.

All health-care providers expect reasonable payment for their services and, with the evolution of how health care will be paid for, practitioners will need to demonstrate quality outcomes in order to receive full payment. Read more.

KYCOM Ranked Among Top Schools in Rural Medicine

The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) has earned high marks in rural medicine ranking 11th among all medical schools in the nation, both DO and MD, in the U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best medical schools for 2017. KYCOM was the highest ranked D.O. medical school in rural medicine.

Addressing Physician Shortage in Rural Areas

Certain osteopathic medical schools uniquely suited to combat this crisis, even more so than their conventional allopathic counterparts.


Calendar of Events

KOMA Professional Regional Network Event

Subject: To Our DOs in Louisville –
You are Invited!

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016,
6:30 p.m.

Location: Brasserie Provence 150 North Hurstbourne, Louisville (Just north of Shelbyville Road in the same shopping center as Lucky's Market and Joseph A. Banks.) We will be meeting in the bar area and move to tables. This is an informal, social networking event.

Cost: Whatever you choose to eat or drink. Come join us!

This is a professional social event–an opportunity to get to know your osteopathic friends and colleagues in the area.

Still have questions? Call or text me at 412-600-9042 for further details. Feel free to forward to other DO colleagues you know. Thanks!

If you would like notices of future meetings, please text or email me with your name and best contact information.

If you have moved (we honestly can't think of any other reason you wouldn't join us for a fun evening out) simply email or text me, and we promise not to send you any further emails. ;)

Hope to see you there!


President, Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association

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Annual Conference

    JUNE 9-11, 2017 - LEXINGTON, KY

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Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704

Phone: 608.441.1060
Fax: 608.443.2474

Six Steps to Starting a KOMA Professional Regional Network (PRN) Chapter

KOMA PRN Chapters are the social side of our professional organization. If there is not an active KOMA PRN chapter in your city, please consider starting one. We are looking to have meetings every First Thursday on even months.

  1. Contact the KOMA. Tel: 608.441.1060, Email: . Ask to be designated as Chapter Leader on
  2. Contact local osteopathic physicians & students, but don't limit participation to the osteopathic community. Invite ALL your physician friends & colleagues.
  3. Plan a "First Thursday" event. On the First Thursday (or other convenient day/evening) of every even month, KOMA PRN Chapters may gather at restaurants or a hotel bar/restaurant to socialize and network. Although it is a professional networking event, we are keeping the format deliberately informal.
  4. Announce your new chapter. Send out an introductory letter or e-mail to physicians in your area announcing the formation of the Chapter, indicating the location and time of the First Thursday event, and Chapter Leader contact information. Let potential participants know - This is a place for relaxed and civil discourse, where real people to get together for fun, informative and maybe even productive discussions.
  5. KOMA will create a chapter web page on Chapter contact information, meeting locations, dates and times will be included.
  6. Stay connected. When you hold your meetings, have a sign-in sheet to collect the names and email addresses of attendees. Check in with the KOMA executive office afterwards – send them 4-5 sentences (min) or call to let them know the interests, concerns, feedback, etc. from attendees. Take pictures, we will place them on our website to promote future your meetings.