ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Dr. Burt Routman, of Harrogate, Tenn., will receive the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ (ACOFP) 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Routman, a doctor of osteopathy (DO), will receive the award during the ACOFP’s 2013 Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars to be held March 21-24 in Las Vegas.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding osteopathic family physician who shows career-long service to patients, the profession and to ACOFP.
Routman is a past chair of the ACOFP’s Committee on Education and Evaluation, where he has served for more than 20 years. He is also chair of the ACOFP Program Committee, where he has served since 2001. Routman also has served as program chair for past ACOFP and AOA conventions.
He is a past recipient of the ACOFP Distinguished Service Award. He is the Chair Emeritus of Family Medicine at LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also the ACOFP representative to the Primary Care Organizations Consortium and a member of the NBOME Case Development Committee for COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE.
He is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Osteopathic Family Physicians are Doctors of Osteopathy who specialize in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, a method in which they use their hands to diagnose and treat the patient, giving particular attention to joints, bones, muscles and nerves.
Doctors of osteopathy promote a patient-centered approach to health care.
Founded in 1950, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is the national professional organization of more than 20,000 practicing osteopathic family physicians and physicians-in-training.
The ACOFP’s mission is to promote excellence in osteopathic family medicine through quality education, visionary leadership and responsible advocacy.