About Us


 IOPA is an autonomous, free-standing non-profit corporation that is a divisional affiliate of the AOA.  IOPA provides valuable benefits to its osteopathic student and physician members through a variety of services and programs. 

IOPA  provides daily management of its association activities, and provides AOA accredited Continuing Medical Education meetings. We provide networking opportunities for our medical community in Idaho.

IOPA supports Osteopathic Medical Education and is proud to have initiated the grassroots efforts to bring The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine  to Idaho!  We also support students from other medical schools and residency programs in efforts to provide greater healthcare capacity in Idaho.


In addition, IOPA provides a unified voice for osteopathic physicians in Idaho, representing them in all governmental areas. 

It is our goal to integrate the osteopathic profession in the state of Idaho.

Our members have the opportunity to take a leadership role at the state and national levels.



Principles of Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic Approach – Principles of Osteopathic Medicine

  • The body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit.
  • The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
  • Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
  • Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function.

What is a DO?

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness, but also help prevent disease. Million of Americans prefer this concerned and compassionate care and have made DOs their physicians for life!

The Osteopath should find health. To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”

AT Still, DO Founder of Osteopathic Medicine

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For more Information on Osteopathic Medicine and DOs in your area, please visit the American Osteopathic Association.