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Jeff Heatherington (Executive Director, Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon)

 

Jeff Heatherington has been the Executive Director of the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon in Portland, Oregon, since 1978

 

He successfully lobbied the Legislature to mandate that workers’ compensation payments for osteopathic manipulation be reimbursed in addition to an E&M visit; to require that any credentialing entity in the state of Oregon accept all forms of osteopathic education and certification; and put tow D.O.’s on the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners.

 

Additionally, in 1984 Jeff founded, and is the President of FamilyCare, Inc., a Medicaid and Medicare managed care company, and the nation’s only osteopathic HMO.

 

Heatherington is recognized leader in health care issues and has served on a number of State Boards, including the Oregon Health Council, and a number of American Osteopathic Association committees. He receive the American Osteopathic Association’s Distinguished Service Certificate in 2005.

 

Community Affiliations:

American Osteopathic Association

Education:

 

B.A., Political Science, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1965. Jeff Heatherington has been the Executive Director of the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon in Portland, Oregon, since 1978