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August 29, 2018
Originally published in the Republican-Herald

Put Patients First

by: Joseph M.P. Zawisza, DO

After 10 years in practice as an osteopathic physician, not a day goes by when I am not reminded of why I chose to pursue a career in osteopathic medicine. First, there’s my DNA: My father and sister are both doctors of osteopathic medicine (as is my wife), so clearly, there is a larger force at work here. Second, it is the time that I spend getting to know my patients and their families. When I say that I am “seeing” patients, I mean it. I am seeing real people.


July 19, 2018
Orignially published on The Delaware County Daily Times

Daily Times Op-Ed
Another View: Harrisburg & Your Health

by: Mark A. Monaco, DO

I knew from a fairly young age that I wanted to be a doctor, but it wasn’t until I was a college student when one visit to an osteopathic physician was enough to convince me that osteopathic medicine would be my future.

Now, after close to 30 years in practice, I have learned through my hands-on experience that the osteopathic approach can make a critical difference for patients.

Osteopathic physicians are taught to treat the whole patient, not just one symptom. We think holistically and focus on how all the organs and the body’s many systems work together. We get to know our patients’ families and in many instances, provide care for entire families for an entire generation.


July 12, 2018

DOs Named to 2018 Top Physicians Under 40

The Pennsylvania Medical Society 2018 Top Physicians Under 40 winners were nominated by colleagues and selected by a committee of Pennsylvania Medical Society member physicians. POMA is excited to recognize the 14 Osteopathic Physicians named to the list. 


August, 2018


As announced on July 27, 2018, AOA has reached an agreement to settle the class action lawsuit filed two years ago. Details of the settlement, which still must be approved by the court, are explained in The DO. On Aug. 9, members received formal notification of the settlement. It defines who is in the class, the terms of the settlement and the rights of class members.


June 1, 2018
Originally published on

PennLive Op-Ed
The devil is in the details of bills expanding practice for nurse practitioners

by: Joan M. Grzybowski, DO

I have been a family physician for more than 30 years and have learned from my experience that physician-led, team-based care is critical to the delivery of quality health care. 

This approach requires collaboration among any number of professionals, including nurses, physician assistants and, when necessary, specialists. But this team must always be led by a physician who is licensed to practice medicine.

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