Elections were held during the 118th Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association’s (IOMA) Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar held in Des Moines, Iowa on April 28 – May 1, 2016. Dr. Ed Wehling of Mt. Ayr was elected for a two-year term as a trustee to the IOMA Board of Trustees.
Dr. Wehling is a graduate of Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He completed his general and trauma surgery residency at Henry Ford Bi County Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He also completed his fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the University of North Texas in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.
Dr. Wehling practices at Ringgold County Hospital and Decatur County Hospital in southern Iowa.
The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association, founded in 1898 and headquartered in Des Moines, proudly represents osteopathic physicians in Iowa. There are over 1,000 osteopathic physicians practicing in Iowa. There are approximately 62,000 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.