Welcome to the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
The Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) is the state
association for osteopathic physicians in Florida. The FOMA has been serving
osteopathic physicians since 1904. Our Executive Office is located in
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). The FOMA is the state
association of Osteopathic Physicians in Florida. The Executive Office is located
in Tallahassee, Florida.
The FOMA was organized for the purposes of
advancing the science and art of osteopathic medicine; extending the benefits
of scientific advancement to the treatment, prevention, and alleviation of
human ailments; and promoting closer relationships between the osteopathic
profession, FOMA members, and other groups dedicated to improved health care.
The 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.
The 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.
From 1992 to the present, FOMA has maintained its status as the fourth
largest state osteopathic medical association in the country and continues to
advance the science and art of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida.