D.O.s utilize a patient-centered style of practice by working with their patients to foster healthy lifestyles through the prevention of illness rather than the treatment of disease. They use Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) to promote the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Changing the Colorado Landscape
In 2006, Dr. Martin was selected as Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, a new state-of-the-art educational facility slated to matriculate its first class of osteopathic students in August. The college, located in Parker, Colo., will be Rocky Vista University's pioneer program. The university also has plans to establish healthcare education programs for professionals in fields such as nursing, pharmacy, physician assistants and public health for the state of Colorado and the Mountain West Region.
"Rocky Vista University is committed to osteopathic philosophy and heritage, serving the needs of our students, faculty and patients today as well as into the future, and advancing both the science and art of the practice of osteopathic medicine across the state," said Dr. Martin.
The Man Behind the Mission
Dr. Martin, a board-certified osteopathic family physician, is a 1974 graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma University College of Pharmacy and a 1979 graduate of the Oklahoma State University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He completed his post-graduate training through the Rural Consortium of Enid Regional Hospital and the Tulsa Regional Hospital.
Dr. Martin practiced family medicine and was engaged in the clinical
education of medical students and graduates in both Enid and Tulsa, Okla.
from 1980 until leaving active practice in 1999 to pursue a full-time
career dedicated to medical education. After serving as Chairman of the
Department of Family Practice at Des Moines University College of
|SOURCE Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
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