DMU alumni are Iowa’s family physician leaders

DMU alumni continue to serve as key leaders of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). At the chapter’s annual conference last fall, Joseph Bergstrom, D.O.’97, a family practice physician from Bettendorf, IA, was installed as president-elect. Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice, he is the director of medicine education and program director of the family practice residency at Trinity at Terrace Park Medical Center in Bettendorf.

Elected to a one-year term on the Iowa chapter’s board of trustees was Timothy Piearson, D.O.’02. He is board-certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians and is in private practice at the Adair County Medical Clinic in Greenfield, IA.

Daniel Hepplewhite, D.O.’88, and Adrian Woolley, D.O.’95, were re-elected to two-year terms on the Iowa chapter board. Both are board-certified in family medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Hepplewhite practices at the Altoona Family Care Center in Altoona, IA.

Woolley is vice chair of DMU’s osteopathic manual medicine department and an assistant professor in OMM and family practice. She is also board-certified in neuromuscular and osteopathic manual medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromuscular Medicine and has been awarded the certificate of competency in cranial osteopathy by the Osteopathic Cranial Academy.

Still remaining on the Iowa chapter ACOFP board are past president Terri Plundo, D.O.’92, assistant professor of family medicine at DMU, and immediate past president Bruce Ricker, D.O.’83, who practices at Mount Ayr Medical Clinic in Mount Ayr, IA.

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