COLUMBUS—State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation designating April as “Osteopathic Medicine Recognition Month.”
House Bill 352 was sponsored by Rep. Johnson in an effort to garner greater recognition for doctors of osteopathy, a profession that has made invaluable contributions to the health and wellbeing of Ohioans. Osteopathic medicine encompasses the full spectrum of accepted medical care, with osteopathic physicians, or “DOs,” fully licensed and practicing in every specialty of medicine.
According to the American Osteopathic Association, the osteopathic field of medicine is one of the fastest growing segments of health care professionals in the United States. Doctors of osteopathy practice from a philosophic base that views patients as “whole people,” with a focus on the human body’s innate ability to heal itself with educated and practiced facilitation by the physician.
“As a doctor of osteopathic medicine myself, I have a good sense of the dedication and professionalism that my osteopathic colleagues bring to their patients each and every day across our great state,” said Rep. Johnson. “They make a wonderful difference in people’s lives, one patient at a time.”
House Bill 352 will now be under consideration by the Ohio Senate.