To My Fellow Osteopathic Physicians: It is incredible how dysfunctional many of the AOA administrative departments have become. One of the biggest problem with the AOA is the empire that John Crosby built over the past ten years. It is an empire that the AOA directors do not recognize and do not know how to dismantle.
A prime example is the AOA administrative leader who told us that a lecture on the use of the new defibrillator was inappropriate for practicing osteopathic physicians.
The AOA has become a regulatory agency of its own, many times more dangerous than our own federal and state governments. It is overloaded with top level administrators, many of whom have the sole function of creating regulatory requirements that are detrimental to you and I and our fellow AOA members. Continue reading →
For several years, I have sent out multiple emails and blogs expressing my many concerns about the flood of restrictive and counter-productive mandates that are being required of physicians. These mandates are coming from the State and Federal Boards of Medical Examiners, the State and Federal Legislators, the Hospitals, the HMO’s, and the Insurance Companies.
On April 1, 2014, the House of Delegates of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic
Physicians and Surgeons, passed the attached resolution directing the AOA, our
representative organization, to stop supporting Maintenance of Licensure and to
actively oppose it.
A Resolution on this issue was presented to the AOA House of Delegates in Chicago, in
July of 2013, but was promptly side-stepped by referral to Committee. Since no official
response was received 8 1/2 months after referral, a stronger and more direct Resolution
was submitted to the NJAOPS House of Delegates and passed with little dissension.
Dr. Bob Maurer’s response to a colleague asking this question:
They are not crazy. They are power hungry. The AOA leaders and the ACOFP leaders are driven by their own feeling of importance and by their own personal ambition to move up the ladder in their respective organizations.
With their promotion of MOC, OCC, MOL, PQRS, CAP, COMLEX, ACA, Needs Assessment, and other requirements, they have completely lost sight of their mission…which should be to represent the private practicing osteopathic physicians.