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AOA defends osteopathic medicine following media jabs

Klauer is the first D.O. to lead the American Osteopathic Association since 1981


Oct. 23, 2020
By Lori Sharn

Kevin Klauer felt it personally when some media personalities and publications questioned the qualifications of President Donald Trump’s personal physician, Sean Conley. Conley is a D.O., or doctor of osteopathic medicine, rather than an M.D. For Klauer, who is also a D.O. and CEO of the American Osteopathic Association, the jibes were both an insult and a call to action.

“We practice in every specialty, and we’re one of two types of licensed physicians in the United States of America,” Klauer said. “It goes beyond a lack of information to total disrespect.”