Welcome to the Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society

The Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society exists to support osteopathic physicians in the state of Minnesota.

Since 1945, MOMS has been honored to represent all osteopathic physicians in Minnesota. We are proud of our efforts in advocacy, education, and public awareness. We hope that you’ll find this website a valuable tool as you’re searching for more information, educational opportunities, or physicians in our state.

Thank you for your interest.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Receive the discounted member rate for CME conferences in Minnesota.

  • Provides information to members of the public who are looking for treatment from an osteopathic physician.

  • Helps the individual D.O. and the profession as a whole to better serve the interests of osteopathic medicine, and concerns itself with the quality and cost of the delivery of health care for citizens of Minnesota.

  • Provides a liaison to all health care organizations and agencies; maintains liaison with the Minnesota State Licensing Board.

  • Coordinates communications and functions with the American Osteopathic Association and all of its subdivisions.

  • Provides information to members and other individuals and organizations that require data concerning a doctor or the profession.


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The History of Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic medicine is a unique form of American medical care that was developed in 1874 by frontier doctor Andrew Taylor Still. Dr. Still was dissatisfied with the effectiveness of 19th century medicine. He believed that many of the medications of his day were useless or even harmful. Dr. Still was one of the first in his time to study the attributes of good health so that he could better understand the process of disease.

 

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