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Osteopathic Approach to Dermatological Conditions

Total Credits: 2 including 2 AOA Category 1-A CME Credit


This presentation will discuss the application of osteopathic principles in clinical practice management of dermatological conditions.  OMM training is needed to facilitate mastery of the osteopathic principles and practice competencies outlined in the osteopathic recognition residency requirements for faculty and residents.

Learning objectives for this activity: 

1. Describe the rationale for the inclusion of OMM in the management of dermatological conditions

2. Demonstrate OMT techniques that are suitable for the adjunctive care of dermatological conditions

3. Describe the role of lifestyle management in dermatological conditions


The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 2.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.



Karen Snider, DO, FAAO, FNAOME's Profile

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Assistant Dean OPP ATSU-KCOM


Karen Snider, DO, FAAO, FNAOME, is a professor at A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM).  Dr. Snider is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  She earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and she completed residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center.  Dr. Snider has earned fellowship awards from the American Academy of Osteopathy and the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators. She has no commerical interests related to the content of this program.

Daivd Cleaver, DO's Profile

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Dr. David Cleaver graduated from ATSU‐KCOM in 2006. He completed his training at the Michigan State University ‐ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and returned to Kirksville to join his father’s practice, Cleaver Dermatology, in 2010. 

Dr. Cleaver is currently an associate professor of dermatology at ATSU‐KCOM. He is the President Elect of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. He is also the current program director for the dermatology residency training program at Northeast Regional Medical Center – Still OPTI.  He is board certified by the AOBD in dermatology and Mohs surgery. He practices general dermatology, Mohs surgery, dermatological surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.

Jonathan Cleaver, DO's Profile

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Dr. Jonathan Cleaver is a native of Kirksville, Missouri, and dermatologist at Cleaver Dermatology. He earned a bachelor of science degree in health science and a minor in biology from Truman State University and doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from ATSU‐KCOM. Upon completion of his dermatology residency and a Mohs Surgical Fellowship, Dr. Cleaver joined ATSU‐KCOM in 2012 as an associate professor of dermatology and became adjunct clinical assistant professor for dermatology in 2017. He is an ATSU‐KCOM medical student preceptor and an attending dermatology faculty member and director of surgery for Northeast Regional Medical Center‐Still Opti’s Dermatology Residency Program.

Lloyd Cleaver, DO's Profile

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Dr. Lloyd Cleaver, D.O. was born in Macon, Missouri. He completed his training at the San Diego Navy Regional Medical Center and served with the Navy and Navy Reserves. Dr. Cleaver and his

wife, Kathy, returned to Kirksville in 1985 and founded the Cleaver Dermatology Clinic in 1986. Dr. Cleaver has three sons who have joined him at Cleaver Dermatology – David, Jonathan, and Nathan. He founded a dermatology residency training program in 1991 and served as the Program Director until 2015. In 2015, he founded a Mohs Surgery Fellowship where he currently serves as Program Director.


Dr. Cleaver is currently a professor of dermatology at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine/A.T.Still University and the Assistant Vice President of Continuing Education. He has been Vice-Chair and is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer to the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. He has also served as President of the Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association and President of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.


Braydon Hilton, DO's Profile

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Dr. Baydon Hilton, Northeast Regional Medical Center Dermatology resident, is married to Brittany, and they have 4 children. He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and eating homebaked goods. Baydon and his family have lived in Kirksville MO for the last 6 years, and anticipate being in their current location for the next 3 years while he finishes residency.

Jazmine Nesvik, DO's Profile

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Dr. Jazmine Nesvik is a PGY‐1 resident in the traditional rotating internship program at Northeast Regional Medical Center. She will be continuing her residency here in dermatology at Cleaver Dermatology beginning July 2020. She is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University ‐ Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee and is originally from Alexandria, Minnesota.

Elizabeth Demaree, DO's Profile

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Dr. Elizabeth Demaree is a PGY‐3 dermatology resident at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO. She has a passion for education and plans to practice in the Nashville Tennesse area after completion of her training.

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