Total Credits: 7 including 7 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)
Needs Assessment: The practice of medicine has undergone many rapid changes in the last year. The fragility and vulnerability of the human situation, the global economy, and the limits of medical care are all frequently brought to mind. New challenges have presented themselves with a frequency not previously encountered by most practicing physicians. As Osteopathic Physicians, we remain resolute in our unique approach in addressing the needs of the whole person while remaining at the forefront of the practice and art of medicine during these rapidly changing times.
Program Objectives The 121st Annual Convention of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association is intended to address the rapidly changing landscape of medicine in the light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Relevant and current topics in medicine will be reviewed, discussed, and updated confirming Osteopathic Medicine's place in modern medicine.
John R. Kuhn, MD started his medical career at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Lawrence, Kansas where he earned his medical degree in 1980. He completed his family practice internship at KU and his otolaryngology residency at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma in 1985. Board certified in otolaryngology head and neck surgery, Dr. Kuhn can be seen practicing at HPI Community Hospital, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, and at his private practice in North Oklahoma City. He was recently appointed the Oklahoma Health Professionals Program Director. When he’s not saving lives, Dr. Kuhn enjoys wake surfing, hunting and fishing, sporting clays, wood working, or relaxing with his wife of 20 years, his three children, and grandchild.
Commissioner (Col) Lance T. Frye, MD, FACOG: Since the beginning of Oklahoma’s response to COVID-19, Dr. Lance Frye has served on the Governor’s Solution Taskforce, taking a leadership role in the state’s response to the pandemic. Currently serving as Oklahoma’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Frye has led the department out of crisis mode and into proactive risk mitigation. His efforts have helped to bring Oklahoma to the forefront of data transparency and planning capabilities and capacity. Dr. Frye has worked quickly to modernize outdated reporting systems, allocated resources according to highest need, saving the lives of Oklahomans, and preparing the department for better collaboration and coordination with public and private partners across the state during the pandemic and in the future. Colonel Lance Frye, M.D. has served as interim department chair, residency program director and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, and is currently State Air Surgeon for the Oklahoma Air National Guard (OKANG). As State Air Surgeon, Colonel Frye is the OKANG senior medical officer and advisor to The Adjutant General (TAG) of Oklahoma for all OKANG medical issues. Colonel Frye received his Doctorate in Medicine from Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California in 1993. He completed an internship in Family Medicine in 1994 and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1997. Colonel Frye completed additional training in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at The University of California in 1998. After practicing medicine for several years, Colonel Frye’s desire to serve his country led him to join the Air Force in 2005 after receiving his commission through the Officer Training Corps. Upon completion of Commissioned Officer Training he attended Aerospace Medicine training at Brooks AFB where he was recognized as the Honor Graduate. He entered active duty Air Force as a flight surgeon at Nellis AFB, and transitioned to the Air National Guard, moving to Tulsa, OK in 2010. Colonel Frye deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. He has served in multiple areas of expertise in deployed environments including flight surgeon at a contingency aeromedical staging facility (CASF), a gynecologic surgeon, combat search and rescue (CSAR) and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) in the highest threat environment of Afghanistan in spring 2008. Professional memberships include Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was appointed as Interim Commissioner by Governor Kevin Stitt on May 22, 2020 and was confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate on April 14, 2021.
Troy Reichert, MBA, is the Chief Revenue Officer of Coral, LLC, a technology company helping employers, TPA’s and Healthcare Providers streamline and manage their processes to reduce expenses and improve patient outcomes. In this role, he directs sales, marketing and customer service to bring a creative, holistic, and global approach to employee benefits. He holds a BA degree from Wheaton College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management. Troy is a multiple-year recipient of the GAMA Leadership Award. An effective leader and public speaker, he has traveled around the country working with clients, developing creative solutions, and talking to groups about change management. Troy’s passion for motivation, leadership, and education runs deep, extending well beyond work and career. He has been a volunteer with Junior Achievement teaching students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy and has also been an active coach in Little League and high school sports. He is an avid outdoorsman, photographer, and writer. Troy and his wife, Tami have been married for more than thirty years and have a daughter, three sons, and two grandchildren.
Richard G. Schuster, DO, earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio in 1993. After graduation, he completed a residency in family practice at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio and a fellowship in sports medicine at the Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Schuster chose to become an osteopathic physician because it focuses on the whole person, and how one part of their body or life can impact another.
LeRoy E. Young, DO, FAOCOPM dist., is a certified occupational and preventive medicine specialist in Oklahoma City. A graduate of the Kansas City University of Biomedical Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Young is a past OOA presidents and serves on various bureau and committees of the OOA; most notably as Chair of Bureau on Legislation and Chair of OOPAC. He currently serves as Board of Trustees member for the Oklahoma Educational Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine and is President of the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners. Dr. Young is Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs for the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jami M. Longacre is President of Longacre Inc., a full-service legislative consulting firm that prides itself in a proven record of success in lobbying the Oklahoma Legislature, marketing and communications expertise, and media and public relations efforts. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University. As an ag econ senior at OSU, she interned at the State Capitol and has been involved in public policy ever since. After college, she first served as executive assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture and his federal and state legislative liaison. Jami later joined the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association as director of policy and governmental affairs. After leaving OCA, she was named the first female executive director of the Oklahoma Beef Industry Council. During her tenure, she implemented numerous programs aimed at increasing consumer demand for beef, such as the “Beef. It’s what’s for dinner” campaign. Prior to launching her own lobbying business, Longacre, Inc., she was honored to work with Clem and Bart McSpadden of McSpadden & Associates as a legislative and marketing consultant. Jami and her husband John own Crown Autoworld Bristow, Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in rural Creek County. They have one son Turner who is 15 and a freshman at Bristow High School.
Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP, currently serves as the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, President-Elect. He has served on the ACOFP Board of Governors since 2015 and prior he served on the ACOFP Patient Centered Medical Home/ACO Committee and the Ethics Committee. He has also served as a Delegate to the Congress of Delegates for a number of years. After practicing osteopathic family medicine in Eastern Jackson County Missouri for nearly 31 years, Dr. Williams transitioned into academic medicine in 2020 and is now the Associate Dean of Clinical Education at the Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Williams is a Past President of the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, where he continues to serve on the Board of Trustees and serves on several committees including the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. He has also served as a Delegate in the AOA House of Delegates since 1997.
Jonathan K. Bushman, DO is proud to join the movement of physicians nationwide calling for a shift in primary care delivery. A native northwest Oklahoman, Dr. Bushman returned to the area for Family Medicine residency training through Integris Bass Baptist Health Center after graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. Following his last year as chief resident in 2013, he joined Integris Medical Group as an outpatient family medicine physician at Family Care Services of Enid with his friend and mentor, Dr. Dwayne Janzen. Dr. Bushman is gracious toward Integris for the opportunity to serve many patients in the last five years while participating in various leadership roles and training. He has had the opportunity to serve alongside many amazing people that will not soon be forgotten! As an undergraduate at the University of Central Oklahoma, Dr. Bushman pursued a degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration while obtaining his pre-medical education as well. He finished his degree with a capstone, 50-page paper entitled "The Rising Costs of Healthcare: Shifting the Responsibility". In that paper, Dr. Bushman elaborated on the numerous third-party interests in medicine that have compiled to create the complex, burdensome healthcare system that we have all come to know. Through medical school, residency training, and beyond, Dr. Bushman has persistently sought to simplify care and direct his efforts more and more toward patients. Upon visiting and observing firsthand how the direct primary care model works, he has embraced the model of care and the players within the national movement. With Direct Primary Care, Dr. Bushman sees an opportunity to be part of a greater mission within the political and business arenas of medicine to achieve meaningful change in the way healthcare is delivered. Dr. Bushman is blessed to have the support of his beautiful wife Andrea, and he is a proud father of Avery (12) and Aidan (10)! Having called Enid "home" for the past 8 years, Dr. Bushman looks forward to serving the Enid community and surrounding area for many years to come!!
Parker K. Truong, DO (certified in interventional cardiology & nuclear cardiology & echocardiography, Oklahoma City, OK) earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. After an internal medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, he completed fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at OSU Medical Center. Board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and adult echocardiography, Dr. Truong has been with Oklahoma Heart Hospital Physicians in Oklahoma City since 2012. He is a member of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Cardiology.
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