About Us

The Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) is the state association for osteopathic physicians in Florida. FOMA has been serving osteopathic physicians since 1904. Our Executive Office is located in Tallahassee, Florida.

Founded in 1904 as the Florida Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the association’s name was changed in 1942 to the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA).  FOMA is the state association of Osteopathic Physicians in Florida. The Executive Office is located in Tallahassee, Florida.


The mission of FOMA is to advocate for the osteopathic profession and to promote the health and well-being of Floridians through osteopathic principles and practices.


The vision of FOMA is to be the leading state medical society advocating for public health, education, and Florida physicians through the distinctiveness of osteopathic principles and practices across all medical and surgical specialties.

As such, FOMA represents the osteopathic profession in Florida's state government.

Our public relations program educates the public on osteopathic medicine. By communicating with government officials and consumers, we create better understanding of our profession and improve the professional climate in which we must practice.

Working together through committees, we form a network of voluntary efforts in all phases of health care. Joining together, we represent an expanse of knowledge and ideas as broad as those of our combined membership and as diversified as the many specialties we represent.

FOMA also strives to make sure Osteopathic Physicians (DOs) are represented on all relevant state boards and commissions, working in close liaison with agencies that determine practice rights.

FOMA remains the third largest state osteopathic medical association in the country and continues to advance the science and art of osteopathic medicine in Florida.

FOMA Governing Process

Florida is divided into 17 geographical districts, called District Societies, which are affiliates of FOMA. Click here to go to the District Society page.

The association's policymaking body is the Board of Trustees, elected from each of the District Societies to two-year terms. The Board of Trustees holds quarterly meetings.

The Board of Trustees elects Executive Officers, who transact FOMA business between meetings of the Board of Trustees.