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LMU-DCOM’S WIETING APPOINTED TO TENNESSEE BOARD OF OSTEOPATHIC EXAMINATION



February 5, 2014 - Dr. Michael Wieting, senior associate dean at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn., has been appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination.

“I am pleased to have been selected to serve the people and the osteopathic profession of Tennessee in this new capacity,” Wieting said. “I look forward to the opportunity to bring my experience in peer review, professional regulation, licensure, professional education and accreditation to the Board.”

The Board of Osteopathic Examination was created in 1905 by an act of the State Legislature. This Board is responsible for safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of Tennesseans, by requiring that all that practice osteopathic medicine within this state are qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is also responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules, and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violation. The Board also certifies X-ray operators in physician offices and the Council of Certified Professional Midwifery. The Board is composed of six members (five physicians and one lay person) who are appointed by the Governor.

The Board meets as needed throughout the year for purposes of conducting administrative business concerning ratifying licenses, promulgating rules, disciplinary matters, etc. The six Board members are appointed by the Governor to serve five year terms. A quorum of four members is required to conduct business, and the meetings are open to the public.

At LMU-DCOM Wieting also serves as dean of clinical medicine, vice president for program development and professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and osteopathic principles and practice. Wieting is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is a fellow in the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Oklahoma State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. He completed fellowship programs in electrodiagnostic Medicine/Primary Care Sports Medicine at Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine and in health policy at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the New York Institute of Technology.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7108, email dcom@LMUnet.edu, or visit us online at www.LMUnet.edu/dcom.

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Caption: Dr. Michael Wieting.

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