Elections were held during the 121st Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association’s (IOMA) Annual Conference held in Des Moines, Iowa on May 2-5, 2019. Dr. Peter Hoftiezer of Chariton was elected vice-president of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association.
Peter Hoftiezer, D.O. of Chariton, Iowa graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. He completed his family medicine residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville and a geriatric fellowship at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, PA. He is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Dr. Hoftiezer practices family medicine and geriatric care at Lucas County Health Center in Chariton, Iowa.
The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association, founded in 1898 and headquartered in Des Moines, proudly represents osteopathic physicians in Iowa. There are approximately 1,000 osteopathic physicians practicing in Iowa. There are approximately 145,000 D.O.s in the United States practicing in all areas of medicine from neurology to sports medicine to dermatology to emergency medicine. As complete physicians, D.O.s are able to prescribe medication and perform surgery. In addition, D.O.s have added training in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a hands-on treatment tool that they can use to diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. OMT can be used in conjunction with and sometimes in place of medication or surgery to restore mobility and function.