Alumni lead, honored by IOMA

A number of DMU alumni were honored by the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association (IOMA) and were elected to its offices this spring.

Elected president-elect was Bruce Ricker, D.O.’83, an osteopathic family physician in Mount Ayr. He is the medical director of HCI Care Services, the Clearview Nursing Home and the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. He received the Spirit of Hospice Award from the Iowa Hospice Association and the IOMA Physician of the Year Award in 2003.

Re-elected for a two-year term on the IOMA Board of Trustees was Dan Arnold, D.O.’99, a physician with Trinity Family Practice Clinic in Bettendorf. David Musgrave, D.O.’73, who practices osteopathic manual medicine in the Des Moines area, was elected to a one-year term.

Musgrave also received the IOMA Life Service Award, as did fellow alumni John “Jay” Clark, D.O.’75, a family medicine physician in West Des Moines; Gertrude Doughten, D.O.’69, a longtime psychiatrist at Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines; and Richard Shaffer, D.O.’69, who practices family medicine in the Davenport area. The award recognizes active IOMA members who have spent the greater part of their lives delivering health care to Iowa’s citizens, utilizing osteopathic practice and principles. In addition, they must represent and model the highest ideals of the profession to their community.

Orville Jacobs, D.O.’73, was honored with life membership in IOMA, granted to regular or honorary members who have reached the age 68 years and have been an American Osteopathic Association-affiliated organization member in good standing for 25 years immediately preceding. Jacobs practiced family medicine in Altoona for 20 years. He now farms near Altoona and provides family physician coverage on an as-needed basis in the greater Des Moines area.

Founded in 1898, IOMA represents the approximately 1,100 osteopathic physicians in Iowa. Its past presidents includes Jacqueline Stoken, D.O.’90, who specializes in rehabilitation medicine with Heartland Holistic Health, West Des Moines, and Tammy Chance, D.O.’95, senior adviser to the dean on clinical affairs in DMU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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