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Capital Regional Physician Elected First Vice President of the American Osteopathic Association

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July 26, 2012

Tallahassee, FL— Richard R. Thacker, DO, an osteopathic internist with Capital Regional Medical Group, was elected first vice president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) during the AOA’s Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago.

“Serving the AOA has been a great experience,” says Dr. Thacker, who just completed a term as third vice president. “I look forward to continuing to represent the needs of the osteopathic medical profession.”

Professional Experience and Honors
A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, Dr. Thacker serves as a physician with Capital Regional Medical Group and chairman of the board for Capital Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Thacker is past president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA). He received the Physician of the Year Award in 2009 from the Capital Regional Medical Center. Dr. Thacker also was named FOMA Physician of the Year in 2008.

Education
Dr. Thacker received his osteopathic medicine degree from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He completed his postdoctoral medical training at Delaware Valley Medical Center in Langhome, Pa., where he served as chief medical resident and received recognition as resident of the year.

About the House of Delegates
The AOA’s House of Delegates, comprised of more than 500 delegates representing osteopathic state medical associations, specialty societies, interns, residents and students from throughout the country, meets annually in July to set organizational policies and elect new officers.

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