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Visiting Osteopathic Physicians and Osteopathic Medical Students Will Offer Free Medical Screenings at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

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Oct. 23, 2014                        

(CHICAGO) — Thousands of members of the osteopathic medical profession from across the nation are heading to Seattle this weekend to discuss the latest developments in health care and medical research during the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) OMED 2014, the Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition.

Prior to the start of the meeting, a group of osteopathic physicians (DOs) representing the National Osteopathic Medical Association (NOMA) will partner with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission to offer their medical services at two health fairs held on Friday, Oct. 4.


  • A health fair featuring screenings for conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as wellness exams for children. DO volunteers will also be conducting wellness physicals for children and will be available to answer questions on topics like health and nutrition for the whole family and quitting smoking.


  • Medical volunteers from NOMA, an organization representing the minority DO population, and osteopathic medical students from around the country will staff the health fair.

NOMA members will also be joined by osteopathic medical students including those from the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington. The event has also drawn volunteers from around the country as osteopathic medical students from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and more than 120 students from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, travel across the country to provide care to Seattle residents.

When and Where:

  • Male patients will be cared for from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, 318 2nd Ave.

  • Female patients and children will be seen from 2 to 5 p.m. at Hope Place, 3802 S. Othello Street.

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


Media Contacts:

Nicole Grady
American Osteopathic Association
(312) 202-8038                    

Twitter: @AOAforMedia


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