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APRIL 13-19 IS NATIONAL OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE WEEK



April 11, 2014 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) announces National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week April 13-19.

NOM Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal – increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic physicians, or D.O.s, in communities across the country. NOM Week is an annual event organized by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

D.O.s are fully licensed to prescribe medication and practice medicine in all specialty areas, including family practice, surgery and psychiatry. Currently, there are more than 100,000 D.O.s and osteopathic medical students in the United States. D.O.s are trained to consider the health of the whole person and use their hands to help diagnose and treat their patients. They focus on preventive health care by teaching their patients to develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness but also help prevent it.

The University Medical Clinic, operated by LMU-DCOM, has two locations in Harrogate and New Tazewell, Tenn., and has many osteopathic physicians on staff. The facility is open to the public and appointments may be made by calling 423-869-7193. Specialties available at the UMC include family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and osteopathic manipulative medicine. For more information on the UMC visit www.LMU-umc.com.

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 healthcare in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7108, e-mail dcom@lmunet.edu, or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/dcom.

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