NCOMA - The State's Oldest Osteopathic Medical Association

Mission Statement 

The purpose of the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association is to promote, advocate, maintain and support the philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine for the benefit of the profession and the people of North Carolina.  

Accredited by the AOA as a CME Sponsor

In May 2018, the AOA Council on Osteopathic CME awarded NCOMA a 5 Year Accreditation with Commendation as Category 1 CME Sponsor.  

        The Benefits of Membership

  • Early notification of CME events; 
  • Discounted conference registration rates; 
  • Advocacy efforts to address state and federal policies and legislation that impact the profession; 
  • Leadership opportunities; 
  • Discounts on practice solutions such as website hosting, marketing and more.  
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   October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. The average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. This also means there is a 7 in 8 chance she will never have the disease.  

The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2021 are: 

  • About 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. 
  • About 49,290 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) will be diagnosed.  
  • About 43,600 women will die from breast cancer.
Visit the CDC Website to learn more about physician resources. 

Prescription Savings Through NC Drug Card Program 

NCOMA is proud to be a sponsor of the NC Drug Card Program, the statewide free assistance program available to all North Carolina residents.  The card provides savings as high as 75% on most brand and generic medications.  Learn more here  about the program and how to download your free card or send the coupon to your mobile phone.  See the latest flyer for a list of discounted drugs.  

COVID - 19: Vaccine Resources 

Review the latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services about vaccines here.  

Health care providers can find the latest information about the Vaccine Management System here

The CDC also provides frequent updates for physicians and health care facilities.  Stay informed here.  

The AOA provides resources for physicians and students.  Daily updates are provided on the AOA website.  

If you are looking for resources to share with your patients in need of food, shelter, emergency assistance, NCCARE 360 provides town and county specific info.  In addition, another resource is the United Way (call 211 for local resources).  

 

 Sign Up to Receive the NCOMA Newsletter 

If you are not a member, but are interested in receiving announcements about NCOMA CME events and more, you can sign up for our electronic newsletter.  

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 Job Opportunities 

SAS in Cary NC has openings for two physicians.  They are seeking Family Physicians to provide on-site primary care for employees and their family members.  Learn more about the jobs here.   

Members, if you have a job opportunity in your practice that you wish for us to share, send the information to Nancy Guy, Director at [email protected]