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Osteopathic Physicians and Medical Students to Partner with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission to Provide Free Health Screenings

Sept. 29, 2014

(CHICAGO)—Seattle residents in need will have the opportunity to get free health screenings and general medical consultations when a group of osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students representing the National Osteopathic Medical Association (NOMA) partner with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission to put on two free health fairs on Friday, Oct. 24.

Men will be cared for from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, 318 2nd Ave.  A second health fair for women and children will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Hope Place, a division of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, 3802 S. Othello St.

Members of NOMA, an organization representing the minority DO population, will offer blood pressure checks and screenings for various conditions, such as diabetes. DO volunteers will also be conducting wellness screenings for children and will be available to answer questions on topics like health, hygiene and nutrition for the whole family.

“As an osteopathic physician, I know that early detection of many medical conditions increases the chances of preventing serious illness,” says Darrell Lynn Grace, DO, NOMA community outreach chair and a board-certified osteopathic internist from Youngstown, Ohio. “This is why we feel it is important to offer free medical screenings to those who do not have regular access to a physician.”

NOMA members are in Seattle to take part in the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) OMED 2014, the Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition, to be held Saturday, Oct. 25, through Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.

About the American Osteopathic Association

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) proudly represents its professional family of more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools. More information on DOs/osteopathic medicine can be found at

About the National Osteopathic Medical Association

Formally organized in 1992, the National Osteopathic Medical Association (NOMA) is an organization of under-represented minority physicians in the osteopathic profession. NOMA’s goals are to provide leadership and improve the representation of minority osteopathic physicians at all levels within the osteopathic profession and to provide mentors to medical students and increase awareness of the osteopathic profession. More information can be found at


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