Lawton doctor will lead state medical group
The first Lawton physician in over 100 years will lead the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA), the state's largest organization of physicians.
Jean Hausheer, M.D., F.A.C.S., who specializes in ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Lawton, will be named president of the association on Saturday at the OSMA Inauguration Gala in Oklahoma City.
She will be the second OSMA president from Lawton and the first one since 1910-1911 when Lawtonian Dr. David Myers served a term.
As president of OSMA, Hausheer will be the public voice for nearly 4,000 physicians, residents and medical students statewide who rely on OSMA from the day they enter medical school to the day they retire.
OSMA provides continuing medical education, promotes legislative advocacy and creates initiatives that improve access to high-quality patient care and the advancement evidence-based medicine, according to Hausheer.
"I plan on listening to the diversified yet united voices of the OSMA membership," she told The Lawton Constitution.
She most looks forward to helping physicians explore new practice models and working "to restore and preserve economic viability of medical practices," she said.
"This year, we had over 300 various pieces of medicine-related proposed legislation show up at the State Capitol, so we have assembled incredible teams to carefully consider each of these and dissect every aspect," Hausheer said. "Advocacy is what we do 24/7."
Doctors across Oklahoma are changing lives, but there are still challenges to overcome, she said in a press release. Those challenges include expanding opportunities for rural physicians, curbing the growing opioid crisis and meeting the need for more robust state health care resources," Hausheer said.
Hausheer continues to workin local hospitals
Hausheer serves as a member of the medical staff at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Lawton Indian Hospital and the Oklahoma City Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital, according to a press release.