A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), Kelli M. Ward, DO, is an AOA board-certified family physician. She serves as director of medical education at the Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Ariz. She also is a clinical faculty member of the Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale.
Dr. Ward works closely with her local newspaper, radio and television stations discussing seasonal health topics, such as allergies and sun safety; childhood immunization; teenage health; and the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. For more than two years, she co-hosted a monthly local radio talk show, “Ask the Doctor,” where listeners called in to ask questions about various family medicine topics, including diabetes, arthritis, age management medicine (health care needs for an aging population) and thyroid disease. In addition, Dr. Ward has lectured about electronic medical records — something she has used for the last 10 years.
Honored for her work, Dr. Ward was named Young Family Physician of the Year in 2008 by the ACOFP and Physician of the Year in 2007 by the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA). Currently she is president of AOMA and past president of the Arizona Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Dr. Ward earned her osteopathic medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. She completed both a family medicine internship and residency at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Mich.
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